Watergate Paper: The Course of the Watergate Investigation

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Running head: WATERGATE PAPER
Watergate Paper: The Course of the Watergate Investigation
Wanda Albritten
University Of Phoenix
In the early morning hours of June 17, 1972, several men were arrested in the act of robbing the offices of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on the sixth floor of the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. A few days later it surfaced that the burglars, who were not only robbing but also bugging the DNC, had direct ties to E. Howard Hunt, a CIA agent who was one of President Nixon’s closest confidantes. Over two years later, after one of the most exhaustive investigations in American history, the U.S. Congress moved to impeach Nixon, thanks to incontrovertible proof that Nixon himself had been responsible for...
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.....ns held hostage longer in Iran so that Reagan would have an easier time defeating then-President Carter (on whose watch the Iran hostage crisis began), there was no political pressure to oust Reagan. Closer to our time, credible allegations of economic fraud under the Clinton administration and a raft of illegalities under the second President Bush (including the illegal re-alignment of the Department of Justice on partisan lines) have drawn not even a whiff of opposition in the Congress. One can hardly help but conclude that the imperial Presidency so long feared by Nixon’s opponents has come to be a reality, canceling out the legacy of Watergate altogether.
References
Brinkley, A. (2007). American history: a survey. New York: McGraw-Hill.