These articles were passed by the House Judiciary Committee but never voted upon by the full House because President Nixon resigned before a vote could occur.
RESOLVED, That Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. . . .
Article One: [for] making false or misleading statement to delay, cover up, or conceal evidence relating to the Watergate break-ins by:
- making false and misleading statements to the government and the people
- withholding information
- allowing/encouraging witnesses to give false or misleading statements
- attempting to interfere with FBI and other investigations into the break-ins
- allowing secret payments to influence witnesses
- attempting to misuse the CIA
- leaking information about the investigation to help the accused
- insinuating that people who refuse to testify against him or who give false testimony will receive favors
Article Two: . . . [for having] engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens . . . and impairing the due and proper administration of justice . . . by:
- using confidential tax return information to initiate tax audits in a discriminatory manner
- misusing the FBI, Secret Service, and other government employees by allowing their information to be used for purposes other than national security or the enforcement of laws
- allowing a secret investigative unit within his office
- using campaign contributions and the CIA in an attempt to sway the fair trial process
- has failed in faithfully executing the law
- knowingly misusing the executive power by interfering with agencies within the executive branch
Article Three: . . . has willfully disobeyed the subpoenas of and failed without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and information for the House Judiciary Committee . . . assuming to himself the functions and judgments given to the House of Representatives by the Constitution.