Richard Nixon & Watergate
5 Facts on Richard Nixon and Watergate
2. Richard Nixon took steps after the scandal happened to try and cover it up. He tried to raise "hush money" for the burglars, tried to stop the FBI from investigating the crimes, destroyed evidence, and fired certain staff members.
3. Nixon secretly taped every conversation he had in the oval office. He at first refused to give the tapes up, but overtime he was forced to give some of them up, but he did not give them all away. It was then discovered that some of the parts of the tapes were missing. He claimed that the recorder just stopped working and he did not notice.
4. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Nixon for his role in the Watergate Scandal. They voted to impeach him for obstruction of justice, abuse of power, criminal cover-up, and several violations of the Constitution.
5. Richard Nixon ended up resigning from office on August 8th, 1974. He resigned from his presidency to avoid being impeached by the Senate, which he for sure was going to be. George Bush recommended he resign from office to avoid being impeached.
2. Bob Woodward- Bob Woodward during the Watergate scandal was a journalist for the Washington Post. Him, along with Carl Bernstein were credited for uncovering a great deal of detail and information about the Watergate Scandal. Their reports won them a Pulitzer Prize. And they sold a best-selling book called "All the Presidents men". In 2005, Bob Woodward announced that he had received information about Watergate from W. Mark Felt, a former associate director of the FBI.