Watergate Scandal

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Watergate Scandal

The Break In
June 17, 1972 there was a break in reported. The break in was at the Watergate office complex. There were 6 key players in this story. The first was G. Gordon Liddy; he was engineered and executed the Watergate break in. Many say that it was a rogue operation. It is implied that Nixon and Bob Haldeman and John D. Erlichmann did not know anything about the break in. These men got in trouble because they were part of the cover up. This was all supposed to be set up by what they called “The Plumbers”. They were named this in order to cover up or fix any leaks. Retrieved from U.S. History.com:

The five burglars were later identified as Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis, and James W. McCord Jr. Bob Woodward of the Washington Post was present at their arraignment and overheard McCord mention "CIA" in connection with his occupation. Another of the arrested men identified his occupation as "anti-communist." Intrigued, Woodward investigated further. It was later established that McCord was responsible for security for the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CRP), i.e. to re-elect Republican Richard M. Nixon. Another link to the White House came to light when the phone number for E. Howard Hunt, a former White House employee, was found in Barker's notebook.(http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1791.html Convicted

John Dean, White house counsel engineered and designed and orchestrated the cover up. James Mc Cord who was a former CIA spook was one of the men arrested at Watergate. Mc Cord was convicted in ’73 and the other four men entered guilty pleas. G Gordon Liddy was convicted and Hunt entered a guilty plea as well as the other men. Dropping Names

This was not going to get any better; actually it began to get worse for the Nixon white house. As the investigation continued more evidence was starting to surface. Mc Cord starting spilling the beans about the “President’s Men” that had been involved in...
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