Richard Nixon and Watergate
By Jesus Orozco
- The burglars used tape to hold open the latches on door locks at the DNC offices
- Presidential aide Alexander Butterflied did publicly in the televised Watergate hearings in July 1973, but he privately told investigators the same details a few days prior to the TV appearance
- On July 24, 1974, a unanimous Supreme Court ordered Nixon to surrender the White House tapes.
- The House Judiciary committee drew up three impeachment articles on a Saturday night, July 27, 1974, in a process that started in February 1974. Nixon acknowledged in an August 5, 1974 statement about the Smoking Gun tape that he would most likely face a full House impeachment vote and a Senate trial.
- The Post had an undeniable critical role in breaking the scandal, especially with scoops from a source called Deep Throat, but theNew York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Newsday had scoops, too.
Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.
Sam J ErvIn was the head of the senate's select committee on presidential campaign activities that broke the Watergate scandal.