Nixon Vs. President Richard M. Nixon

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Trace Haven Mrs. Molzahn American Literature May 17, 2017 Nixon vs. People President Richard M. Nixon once said, “ I can see clearly now… that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate” ("Watergate Quotes"). The Watergate scandal began when five men attempted to break into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Complex. The government had to create an act in order to have the right to view all surveillance footage from the headquarters. This break-in sparked more than enough attention in the United States and brought two big reporters onto the case. It is stated that these two reporters “were bigger than the stories they covered” ("National Constitution…show more content…
It was later found that these men were there to plant and bug the telephones and computer systems. After the men were in custody there was only one thing left to do. Find out who the men were, and why they did it. James W. McCord was a former CIA, FBI agent security supervisor for Republican National Committee. McCord was the security advisor for the Committee of Re-Election of the President, (CREEP). Immediately after the break in and detainment McCord was ousted from the two committees where he was the head of security. Virgilio R. Gonzales was born in Cuba and the man who picked the lock at the Watergate Complex. Gonzales was a refugee from Cuba after Castro 's Takeover of Cuba. Frank A. Sturgis, a member of many branches of the military, had many connections to the CIA. Sturgis was a part of the anti-Castro takeover organization in 1959 when Fidel Castro took control of Cuba. Eugenio R. Martinez was another member of the anti-Castro takeover organization with many connections to the CIA. Martinez was an employee of Barker Real Estate who was owned by the fifth burglar, Bernard L. Barker. Barker was a realtor out of Miami, FL, along with being a former CIA operative. All five burglars had CIA or FBI connections in one way or another. With that being a point of interest in the investigation, it shined a light on the Commander in

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