It became clear that the Nixon presidency had been involved in serious manipulation and abuses of power for years. Millions of dollars coming from Nixon supporters were used to pay for the cover-up in an attempt to hide the truth from Congress and the American people. The investigation would introduce the American people to such people as John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman. Ehrlichman was the President and Chief of the Domestic Council and Haldeman was the Chief of Staff. Both would be fired in a desperate attempt to save the presidency.
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.
On the night of June 17, 1972 5 burglars broke into the Democratic Committee offices inside the Watergate complex. This was the beginning of a series of events in which President Nixon and a few of his followers were involved in. On July 27 the first article of impeachment was submitted and later approved by the House of Judiciary Committee. A few days later the third and final article of impeachment was submitted and approved. In these articles President Nixon was charged with Obstruction of Justice, Abuse of Power, and Contempt of Congress.
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.
Habeas Corpus shouldn’t have been brought up here, being an American citizen you have this right along with due process, but once you fight on the side of the opposition you should renounce such rights. To hear one case just because someone was born in the United States is not right to the other detainees that were caught alongside Hamdi. Enemy combatants are given certain rights to counsel now and I feel that the same outcome could have been reached if the Supreme Court would have remained out of this case. The Executive Branch should have optimal preference on proceedings about enemy combatants/detainees. The President is our Commander in Chief, taking his powers away presses him not to be able to do his sworn duties to keep our nation safe.
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
More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll. The national survey of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they "personally are more angry" at the government than they used to be. Widespread resentment and alienation toward the national government appears to be fueling a growing acceptance of conspiracy theories about the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Suspicions that the 9/11 attacks were "an inside job" _ the common phrase used