President Nixon's Watergate Scandal

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In June 1972, five men carrying cameras and bugging equipment were arrested inside the Democratic National Committee 's offices in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Police soon discovered that the burglars worked either directly or indirectly, for the presidential cabinet. President Nixon had stated he had no relation to this act.

Political investigations began in February 1973; the Senate established a Committee to investigate the Watergate scandal. The public hearings of the Committee included the finding of secret white house tapes,the most incriminating one dubbed, Smoking gun revealing that he had taken part in the Watergate cover up.

The supreme court had ordered Nixon to release more tapes only further incriminating him.

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