On Monday, Jan. 14, the Deseret News is hosting an event in Washington D.C. featuring Washington Post journalist/editor Bob Woodward and Elder. D. Todd Christofferson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entitled “Integrity & Trust: Lessons From Watergate and Today.”
Woodward, whose several books on Watergate included “All the President’s Men,” provided remarkable reporting on the presidential scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
A recent Deseret News article highlighted Elder Christofferson, of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his position as law clerk to Judge Sirica at the time of Watergate.
“(Christofferson) began his clerkship two weeks before the Watergate burglars were indicted in Sirica’s courtroom,” the article reads. “Due to events and the clerk’s contributions, Sirica asked him to extend his one-year clerkship to what eventually became 28 months.”
The discussion between Woodward and Christofferson will discuss how the lessons of Watergate “teach us about the need for honesty and integrity today and the threat to the nation if either are compromised.”