When all of the principals are liars, it’s very hard to find the truth.

In a newly published memoir, Robert Bork claims that Richard Nixon offered him a seat on the Supreme Court in exchange for Bork, who was then solicitor general, firing Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. I mean, sure, why not? But at the same time, I find myself thinking that memory is fickle. And posthumously published memoirs are even more fickle than that. What a tangled web we weave.

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