The clip hospital from Frost Nixon (2008) with Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt
And soon after arriving in California,
Nixon was rushed to hospital with an acute attack of phlebitis.
I think it was around this time that Gerald Ford,
who was the new President,
and who was desperate to move the agenda on from Watergate,
gave Nixon a full, free and absolute pardon.
Now therefore, I, Gerald R. Ford,
President of the United States,
have granted, and by these presents do grant,
a full, free and absolute pardon
unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States.
It meant that the man who had committed the greatest felony
in American political history would never stand trial.
It was like he slipped out the back door.