RIchard Nixon and The Water Gate Scandal Essay

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Richard Nixon was president during 1969-1974 and was the first president to resign from office. During this time there was a scandal known as the Watergate Scandal. It was about five men who broke into the watergate building and stole secret documents. They were caught, but some people believe Nixon was involved. He may have even tried to cover up the investigation using bribes. Richard Nixon was born and raised in California in 1913 and died 1994. He was our 37th president of the United States of America. He also was vice president, senator, a member of the House of Representatives, and even served in the Navy during World War Two. He seems like he could have been a great leader, but could he have been a perpetrator of espionage. He…show more content…
This proving Nixon’s and his re-election committee was involved in some way. Although he may not have been involved in the actual robbery, afterwards he tried to pay off the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) from looking into the case. Another group who was investigating the scandal as well were two reporters from the Washington Post named Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. From Woodwards notes we know the men carried surgical gloves and thousands of dollars in cash. One of his sources even said, “it was a professional operation.” It would have to be to break into one of our buildings with the highest security. His notes also state that one of the burglars named James McCord was on the payroll of president Nixon’s re-election campaign. The next day, Nixon and chief of staff H.R. Haldeman privately discussed how to get the CIA to tell the FBI to back off from the burglary investigation. This proves Nixon was trying to cover up the investigation. Was it because he was the one who ordered the burglary? Who knows maybe it was or maybe he is innocent. The supreme court got involved and in 1974, they ordered President Nixon to hand over the transcripts of the tapes. A couple days after the House Judiciary Committee passed three articles of impeachment. Nixon was forced to give up the transcripts that clearly showed he must have took part in the cover-up. So how exactly was he involved in the cover up? Well for starters, after the break in he took several
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