Nightly News   |  July 15, 2013

Leonard Garment, Nixon lawyer, dies at 89

Leonard Garment was among those advising Richard Nixon not to destroy the Watergate tapes, and advised Nixon to resign. He was also a professional jazz musician who played saxophone in the late 1940s. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> leonard garman has died, he was richard nixon 's white house counsel after ron dean left. he advised nix ton resign and suggested j ed gerry ford as his replacement. he used to say he was born on a kitchen table in a tenement house in brooklyn. he could never fully explain nixon and never fully comprehend him and later in year, he represented a full range of climb groenlts wealthy shadey characters to the poorest of the poor as a human rights lawyer. he was a professional jazz musician who played saxophone in the late 1940s for henry jerome's band, where he sat between two other musicians whose names were stan getz and alan greenspan . leonard garman was 89 years old.