by dominick cox

facts of Watergate

Early in the morning of June 17 1972 several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee located in the Watergate building in Washington D.C This was no ordinary robbery The robbers were connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign and they had been caught while attempting to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. While historians are not sure whether Nixon knew about the Watergate espionage operation before it happened he took steps to cover it up afterwards raising hush money for the burglars