Why did Ford pardon Nixon?

As a followup to my initial question about President Nixon, I also immediately became focused on why Ford would have pardoned Nixon.  I will leave my commentary out for now, but here are some reasons…

Here is the original New York Times article about the pardon.

Here is a 2011 New York Times retrospective about the pardon.

And here’s the History Channel’s take on it. 

 

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