A history of watergate in 1972

He wondered if this was due to the way Nixon was speaking, as if he were trying to prod attendees' recollections of earlier conversations about fundraising. From the beginning of his presidency Nixon sought to undermine anyone who he considered an enemy.

Later that night, Nixon delivers his first primetime address to the nation on Watergate, stressing his innocence.

Watergate timeline

In the face of almost certain impeachment by Congress, Nixon resigned in disgrace on August 8, and left office the following day. Another link to the White House came to light when the phone number for E. Once this link was established, and leaked to the media, the uncovering of the true extent of the scandal began. They were both later indicted, convicted, and ultimately sentenced to prison. Sirica and members of a Senate investigating committee—had begun to suspect that there was a larger scheme afoot. Ehrlichman went to prison in , Mitchell and Haldeman in Investigators' examination of the bank records of a Miami company run by Watergate burglar Barker revealed an account controlled by him personally had deposited a check and then transferred it through the Federal Reserve Check Clearing System. Lewis, Carl Bernstein , and Bob Woodward , the 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. Actors and models hobnobbed with congressmen and the Supreme Court Justices who lived in the Watergate apartments. When Nixon refused, the Supreme Court got involved and ordered him to turn the tapes over. Dean mentioned this observation while testifying to the Senate Committee on Watergate, exposing the thread of what were taped conversations that would unravel the fabric of the conspiracy. In total, 41 people will receive criminal convictions related to the Watergate scandal.

But the battle over the tapes continued and went all the way to the US Supreme Court where, with the exception of the recused Justice William Rehnquist whom Nixon had appointedthere was a unanimous ruling that they should be released.

Judge Sirica directed Nixon to let him hear the tapes. Listen to a recorded reading of this page: Your browser does not support the audio element. In Januarytwo months after Nixon's re-election, the seven indicted men were tried before Judge John Sirica in the U.

Mark FeltSr. Nixon Resigns Finally, on August 5, Nixon released the tapes, which provided undeniable evidence of his complicity in the Watergate crimes.

October 19, Nixon attempts a legal maneuver to avoid handing over the tapes to Cox by suggesting U. November 7, Nixon is elected to a second term in office after defeating Democratic candidate George McGovern.

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The Constitution doesn't say that.

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