Richard Nixon

Archives reveal a draft Nixon speech in case of moon disaster

James Mann, who's working on a book about Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, writes in today's WashPost Outlook section that in the days before the moon landing — 50 years ago next Saturday — "there were acute fears of a mishap":

"Officials in the White House and at NASA laid out lugubrious contingency plans in case astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, but then were unable to get off the surface and back to the space capsule.”

Trump on Nixon comparison: "He left. I don't leave."

On the same day that President Richard Nixon's former White House counsel John Dean testified about similarities between Watergate and findings in the Mueller report, Trump told reporters he is different from Nixon because he doesn't leave — presumably in reference to Nixon's resignation.