All The President 's Men

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On June 17, 1972, five burglars broke into the Democratic Watergate facility in Washington D.C. Quickly, it went south for the criminals, as police arrived at the building and arrested them. Surprisingly enough, it turns out most of them were CIA agents. Of course, this action aroused quite a lot of suspicion, especially in the office of the Washington Post. In the end, America’s President and many of the White House’s employees resigned, were fired, or were arrested. Watergate was truly an earth shattering event that rocked America’s government.

The 1976 film All the President’s Men is a historical movie depicting the investigation that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, two Washington Post reporters, carried out to find out the truth about the Watergate scandal during President Nixon’s reelection. Woodward’s White House insider, who was called “Deep Throat,” provided much needed clues, confirmations, and answers needed to crack the case. The movie started out with five burglars breaking into the Watergate facility in Washington D.C. They were caught and tried in court. Surprisingly enough, four out of the five of the burglars were either CIA agents or had connections with the CIA. This surprised Bob Woodward, a newbie reporter, so he decided to investigate. Another clue that was found was Howard Hunt’s name and phone number in one of the burglar’s address books. Hunt was previously an author and now worked for the CIA. Woodward called him and asked several questions, but
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