When Judge Sirica ordered Nixon to turn over the tapes and that order was upheld by the U. Perhaps the politically most difficult speech was the one on April 29,in which Nixon released partial transcripts of the White House tapes.
As a private organization, the committee followed normal business practice in allowing only duly authorized individuals to accept and endorse checks on behalf of the Committee.
The burglary and ensuing scandal led to the only resignation of a US president, changed American politics forever and became a synonym for government corruption. Nixon served as Vice-President for eight years, then lost the election to John F.
Time magazine described Nixon as undergoing "daily hell and very little trust.
The Saturday Night Massacre When Cox refused to stop demanding the tapes, Nixon ordered that he be fired, leading several Justice Department officials to resign in protest.
The final blow came with the decision by the Supreme Court to order Nixon to release more White House tapes. Nixon campaign aide Herbert Porter pleads guilty to perjury.
The House Judiciary Committee voted to accept three of four proposed Articles of Impeachment, with some Republicans voting with Democrats to recommend impeachment of the President.
By the time the 25th anniversary of Watergate occurred ina vast library of books and films existed. Watergate burglar McCord writes a letter to Judge John Siricaclaiming that some of his testimony was perjured under pressure and that the burglary was not a CIA operation, but had involved other government officials, thereby leading the investigation to the White House.
With the help of a source known as "Deep Throat," later identified as FBI official Mark Feltthey wrote a series of groundbreaking articles on the Watergate scandal.
In the spring ofnational security adviser Henry Kissinger had wiretapped his staffers. There was a long list of convictions and other casualties. Lewis, Carl Bernsteinand Bob Woodwardthe latter two a pair of relatively undistinguished young reporters relegated to unglamorous beats—Bernstein to roving coverage of Virginia politics and Woodward, still new to the Post, to covering minor criminal activities.
Nixon, announcing his resignation from the presidency, August 8, Woodward and Bernstein interviewed Judy Hoback Millerthe bookkeeper for Nixon, who revealed to them information about the mishandling of funds and records being destroyed. Impeachment hearings begin before the House Judiciary Committee.
But months after his inauguration, journalists and congressional investigations began to piece together details of the scandal, pointing to White House involvement. Even today, it is home to former Senator Bob Dole and was once the place where Monica Lewinsky laid low.A scandal surfaced in Junewhen five men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic national headquarters at the Watergate office-apartment building in Washington.
When it was learned that the burglars had been hired by the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CRP), The trial of the.
Timeline of the Watergate Scandal —Regarding the burglary and illegal wiretapping of the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex by members of President of the United States Richard Nixon's re-election committee and subsequent abuse of powers by the president and administration.
The Watergate scandal began early in the morning of June 17,when several burglars were arrested in the office of the Democratic National Committee. “Watergate” is a general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between and The word specifically refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C.
May 17, · More than four decades ago, five men broke into Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, setting off a series of actions that brought down President Richard Nixon.
The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during the early s, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
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