John Dean testified that the president was aware of the operation and had authorized the payment to the assailants to keep them in silence, something that was vehemently denied by the Nixon Administration. Thereafter, scandals followed with an unusual speed and virtually, everyday signs of new illegal acts by the Nixon team appeared. Finally, and to avoid almost certain impeachment, Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974. A month later, his successor, Gerald Ford, exonerated him of all crimes he might have committed during his mandate, getting him safe from any
In the end, Nixon decided to give Judge Sirica the tapes, but afterwards more suspicions grew because he had released edited transcripts (Watergate). As Nixon proceeded, he did not realize that after he gave up the edited transcripts he put himself on the side of the guilty, because later Judge Sirica subpoenaed additional tapes (Watergate). The choices President Nixon made lead this issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, because suspicion grew that the evidence was deliberately destroyed (Watergate). The case had become very serious because they turned the jury over to the House of Judiciary Committee, which then begun the impeachment investigation
The Watergate Scandal The Watergate scandal was one of the most profound stories of all time involving United States President. It had all the contents you hear of or watch in Hollywood movies. The name Watergate is from a complex in Washington DC of Democratic offices. The president had lied to the American Public, abusing his executive power and using government agencies, including CIA, FBI, and NSA in illegal acts and big cover up of his disgraceful acts to the country. The investigation that took place questioned many motives of the white house and its connections in the scandal; however, the president denied all allegations.
One of the major reasons that Nixon even covered up the Watergate burglary was due to the fact that the government was not going to take much action they were just going to require that all parties involved resigned. Although Nixon was not about to stand by and let some of the men he was most dependant on resign without trying to help. The cover up included shredding all incriminating document, urging the FBI to stop the investigation on the grounds of “National Security”, the Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) gave out nearly $500,000 to the burglars to keep them silent due to an indictment by the federal
The U.S. v. Nixon was a supreme court case involving President Richard Nixon and his democratic running mate George Mcgovern. Near the end of Nixon’s campaign in 1972, a burglary took place in the Democratic campaign office in Washington DC’s watergate complex. Soon after it was discovered that the criminals were affiliated with Nixon, and that he had attempted to cover it up. Also, a private investigation led by congress had uncovered tapes which directly proved that Nixon orchestrated the burglary. Controversy arose when Nixon refused to turn the tapes over to congress; he claimed that executive privilege gave him the right to private communication.
The Profumo Affair The cartoon shows Prime Minister Harold Macmillan being chased by several peoples each representing damaging scandals he faced in his term as Prime Minister. The scandals shown: Vassal case; Rachman; the Philby Affair and especially the Keeler Affair were some of the most damaging revelations to the conservative government in the 60s. The Profumo/Keeler Affair was a 1963 British political scandal named after John Profumo, Secretary of State for War. His affair with Christine Keeler, the reputed mistress of an alleged Russian spy, followed by lying in the House of Commons when he was questioned about it, forced the resignation of Profumo and damaged the reputation of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's government. The Profumo affair was one of many embarrassments that would bring down the conservative ministry led Macmillan.
The R.T.C ( Resolution Trust Corporation) began to investigate the whitewater case and found that once again Mcdougal was found using large amounts of money he should not have and the Clintons were caught in the crossfire. A report down by the R.T.C, the Pillsbury report, provided evidence that suggested the Clintons knew nothing about the Mcdougal's misdoings and that they were simply innocent bystanders. Regardless of the report, the media still bombarded the Clinton’s with questions about the case until the attorney general at the time appointed an investigator, Robert Fiske, to get to the bottom of the whole scandal. Robert Fiske later on was replaced by Kenneth Starr, another investigator, who found incriminating evidence of sexual misconduct down by president Clinton. The infamous “Starr report” soon came out which accused president Clinton of having an affair with another colleague of his in the White house.
Everyone in society of the involvement of the Watergate Scandal just wanted to be reassured that this was all false claims but it was all too late. The ethical standard were broken and used improperly. White House Aid Alexander Butterfeild revealed secret taping system that recorded phone conversations. White house refused to release such private evidence out. President Nixon claimed it would discredit lots of individuals.
The Watergate scandal (or just "Watergate") was an American political scandal and constitutional crisis of the 1970s, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The affair was named after the hotel where the burglary that led to a series of investigations occurred. In the early 1970s, when Richard Nixon was running for reelection, someone broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, which was in an office/residence complex in Washington, D.C., called Watergate. The scandal erupted when it was learned that the perpetrators were part of the Nixon administration, and that the White House had audio tapes to prove it. Congress pressured the President for many months to provide these tapes, while
The Watergate Scandal The Watergate scandal was a political scandal of the Democratic Party in the 1970s. The scandal all started from a burglary by five men who broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, the Watergate, in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972. All five men were caught and arrested that same night. The FBI connected payments to all of the men from a slush fund of the 1972 Committee to Re-elect the President, which made the investigation very popular and interesting. The story of the Watergate burglary caught the attention of two reporters of the Washington Post, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who started a little investigation of their own that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 9,