Watergate Complex After The Watergate

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On an ordinary morning of June 17, 1972, five burglars were caught in the Watergate complex after signs of breaking in were found on the doors. No one at that time knew this subtle crime would lead to the greatest scandal in the US history and the resignation of the current President, Richard Nixon. Evidences later showed that the Watergate Incident was only a mere part of the ugly crimes the Nixon Administration had committed to achieve their ultimate goal of reelection, and Nixon had intentionally attempted a cover up to save his reputation. The Watergate incident had inflicted a deep suspicion inside the US citizens toward the government, especially the President, because during his terms, Nixon had obstructed justice and refused to…show more content…
Afraiding the report would damage Nixon’s credibility, because it revealed that the government was lying to its people about the US troop populations in Vietnam, the Plumbers broke into the office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg with the attempt of finding embarrassing documents that would discredit Daniel. They failed, however, and Daniel was exonerated from all of the charges after the break in was uncovered. The Watergate Burglary was also a mission given to the Plumbers to monitor the democratic party. However, in the morning of June 17, 1972, the Plumbers were caught inside the Watergate complex, and their address books showed that they are connected to the White House. There is no direct evidences that Nixon had ordered the Watergate burglary, but what he had done subsequently was just as despicable. Nixon had directed a criminal cover up of the Watergate incident to destroy evidences, interfere investigations, and annihilate scandals that would lead the Watergate Incident to himself, because it was CRP, his organization, that had funded the burglars------“the Post reported in August 1972 that a $25,000 check designated for CRP actually went to pay for the Watergate burglary” (the Post). Two months after the burglary, Nixon declared that his counsel, John Dean, had "conducted a complete investigation of all leads" and subsequently concluded that "no one in the White House staff"
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