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WATERGATE: Nixon Resignation
Marks 30 Year Anniversary
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the zenith of Watergate,
when President Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United
States resigned in order to avoid impeachment proceedings. The resignation was a culminating point
which began on the night of June 17, 1972 when the Democratic National
Committee’s offices at the Watergate office building in downtown Washington D.C.
were broken into by a group of men who had past ties to the FBI, and CIA. The “plumbers” as they were called
sought to adjust listening devices that had been previously placed in the
offices, as well as make copies of confidential documents and records. They were
discovered when a security guard making his rounds came across duct tape, which
the burglars had placed over door locks to keep them from closing.
Dept. of Justice Memo, recommending
not to prosecute Nixon, after his
Visit the Washington Post site dedicated to the Watergate
period, listing all the Washington Post articles, from 1968 to 1974, including
key documents, and background information on all the 'president's men'
and other key players in this political drama.
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