Pat has the most accurate and pithy explanation for Nixon's resignation and I'm sorry but I will have to paraphrase as I lack the time to look it up.
On Pres Nixon's downfall:
“He paid the price for trying to help an old, dear and loyal friend.”
—that friend being AG Mitchell who was about to be crucified by the Liberal Democrat Watergate Witch Trials.
I’ve always thought he had a brilliant mind, and those that tried to marginalize him with the “anti-semite” label cheapened the word, minimizing the danger of true anti-semites.
His most loyal supporters saw through the smokescreen, and know he was targeted for conservative Judeo-Christian views.
“On Pres Nixon’s downfall:
He paid the price for trying to help an old, dear and loyal friend.
that friend being AG Mitchell who was about to be crucified by the Liberal Democrat Watergate Witch Trials. “
If you have never read “Silent Coup” by Colodny and Gettlin you should try to find a copy. It describes in detail how Nixon believed that Mitchell had organized the break in, and Nixon was trying to protect him. Mitchell thought that Nixon had ordered the break in, and Mitchell was trying to protect Nixon. They didn’t discuss Watergate with each other so they never learned that neither had organized the burglary.
Colodny and Gettlin believe that the man who actually conceived the break in was none other than John Dean, whose fiancee had been a high priced call girl operating out of the DNC offices that were the target of the burglary. Dean managed to bring down the Nixon administration in his successful effort to save his own hide from going to jail.