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What is the Watergate Scandal?

  1. vanteezy profile image34
    vanteezyposted 9 years ago

    What is the Watergate Scandal?

  2. profile image45
    Samsinposted 9 years ago

    The Watergate scandal was when the committee to re-elect President Richard Nixon was implicated in the break in at the Watergate office of the Democratic National Committee in 1972.

    This scandal eventually brought congressional hearings and the eventual resignation of President Nixon under the threat of impeachment.

    The term xxxxxgate (insert political wrong doing where the xxxxx are) became a generic term used for any kind of political wrong doing.

  3. Mortgagestar1 profile image56
    Mortgagestar1posted 8 years ago

    Compared to what Clinton got away with eg). lying to a Federal Grand Jury, China Most Favored Nations Trade, selling military technology to China, repeated cover ups, ect.
    Obama's " Chicago Gangland " highjacking private industry and turning bussinesses over to union mob bosses, blackmail and bribes to congressional members to pass HealthCare and other legislation.
    Watergate coverup got Nixon out. My how times and tolerance to corruption has changed!

  4. Wayne Brown profile image82
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    The Watergate portion refers to a hotel in Washington DC.  This hotel also has a complex of offices leased out to various businesses.  In one of those offices was housed the head of the Democratic National Committee at the time.  A group of operatives thought to ultimately be under the direction of President Richard Nixon attempted to break into that office and acquire documents.  There are various theories on what the documents contained.  The operatives were caught red-handed during the burglary.  The scandal part comes in when the White House attempt to cut its connections with the operatives and pass the break-in off as a third rate burglary.  While there was some success in doing this, a shady figure stepped forward and made contact with two reporters from The Washington Post. This figure became a regular secret contact and referred to himself as "Deep Throat".  He passed information linking individuals all the way up to the President in the cover up surrounding the break-in.  Nixon was eventually forced to resign from office as a result of the ensuing scandal which was taking down the credibility of the Office of President.  WB

 
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