Nixon Above the Law for the Watergate Scandal - Plumber & CREEP

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President Richard Nixon is most commonly known for his involvement with the Watergate Scandal. President Nixon is a very competitive politition who has been finding who his enemys are and what their weak spots are through all of his career. His purpose for doing this is that he wants to win the election so much and he feels that “the only way he can [win] is if he knows something about his opponent that can give himself some secret weapon” (Sussman 201). President Nixon got himself into many problems during his Presidency and used groups such as “The Plumbers” and the Committee to Re-Elect the President, more commonly known as CREEP. While President Nixon was in office, he seemed to feel that he was “above the law” and that he could…show more content…
This was thought to be just a typical burglary but detectives found phone numbers in they’re books and day planners that lead back to the White House. But Nixon’s press secretary, Ron Ziegler, dismissed the affair as a "third-rate burglary". Though the burglary occurred at a sensitive time, very close to re-election, most Americans believed that “no President with such an advantage in the polls would be so foolhardy to risk association with such an affair” (Myerson 46). This was just the beginning of Nixon using his power to get around the law. From fear that what was going on would be released out to the public, Nixon created a group called the Plumbers. Their job was to not let any information “leak” out to the public. The Plumbers were to blackmail, threaten or even kill anyone who leaked information and Nixon knew all about this. He created this group knowing this would have to happen. Nixon’s main mistake in this whole mess started with his “coverup groups”. “The most famous of their [The Plummers] activities was the break-in at the office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg, a former employee of The Pentagon and State Department, had leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times and, as a result, was prosecuted for espionage, theft, and conspiracy” (Olson 93). This was all the work of the Plumbers. The Plumbers also divided into another group called the Committee to Re-elect the President, or

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