Sixty-three years ago this week, Richard Nixon gave his famous Fund Speech (also known as the Checkers Speech), during which he addressed charges of the improper use of campaign funds as a U.S. Senator. By laying out the truth and destroying each charge one by one, Nixon spurred a tremendous wave of public support and saved his place on the Republican ticket as vice president under Dwight Eisenhower.
Of course, you can only give such a speech if you have the truth on your side. FYI Hillary Clinton.
To see how it's done, please watch Nixon's address: