Watergate Scandal Essay

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Before 1972 the word “watergate” was known for nothing more than a very wealthy apartment complex in downtown Washington D.C. A so called “third-rate burglary” it was known as the largest political scandal in the 20th century. It altered many peoples lives, including the presidents of the time Richard Nixon. The scandal had many different opinions and sides, some people believe it was a huge deal others believed it was too publicized. The day after the Watergate no one would have ever believed Nixon was actually involved. 5 men were found, according to the Washington Post newspaper article on Sunday, June 10th, 1972 that stated “There was no immediate explanation as to why the five suspects would want to bug the Democratic National Committee offices or whether or not they were working for any other individuals or organizations.A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee said records kept in those offices are "not of a sensitive variety" although there are "financial records and other such information."(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2002/05/31/AR2005111001227.html). The day after a TIME magazine article quoted “Despite the high political risk to the Republican Administration, the Justice Department's investigation into the bugging of Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington's Watergate office complex is moving cautiously ahead. A federal grand jury this week is scheduled to quiz officials of the Committee for the Re-Election of the President on what they know about the affair. Admits one: "The FBI is all over this place." Last week a lawyer who had represented the five men arrested on June 17 in the Watergate was charged by a federal judge with contempt of court for refusing to answer questions from the grand jury.” )http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,906143,00.html). The effects of the Watergate are still

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