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The Watergate Scandal was a series of crimes committed by the President Nixonand his staff members who were found to of spied on and harassed politicalopponents accepted illegal campaign contributions and covered up their ownmisdeedsOn June 17 1972 The Washington Post published a small story In which thereporters stated that five men had been arrested breaking into the headquartersof the Democratic National Committee These bumbling fools had made two attemptsprior the first time they were halted in their efforts due to what they thoughtwas an alarm their second attempt the next day led them to no betterconclusion when they were confronted by a locked door which they were unableto open Finally on the third day Sunday having sent the locksmith back toMiami on a day round trip they got the door wrenched open and went in Emery05The democratic headquarters were located in a Washington DC building complexcalled Watergate These burglars were carrying equipment to wiretap telephonesand take pictures of documents The Washington Post had two reporters whoresearched deep into the story Their names were Carl Bernstein and BobWoodward they discovered that one of the suspects had an address book with thename and phone number of a White House official who could have been involved inthe crime Woodward The reporters suspected that other White House officialshad ordered the break-in During a press conference in August of 1972 presidentNixon said that nobody on the White House staff was involved in the crime Mostof the public accepted Nixons word and dropped the questioning But when theburglars went to trial four months later The story changed rapidly from a smalldisturbance to a national scandal which ended only when Richard Nixon wasforced from office The Watergate investigation eventually exposed a long seriesof illegal activities in the Nixon administration Nixon and his staff werefound to have spied on and harassed political opponents embezzled campaigncontributions and tried to cover-up their illegal actsFor years Nixon was carrying on the crimes and they were
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