The Watergate Conspiracy

The story of the Watergate political break-in. And the devastating result that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in 1974. And beyond.

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9. Political Games-Part Eight

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Quote: "You cannot live your life other than walking into the truth. Your means are as important as your ends", unquote-Charles Colson-(B?_).

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Carl Bernstein was manning the telephones with Bob Woodward. They sipped their coffees, and wrote on their typewriters in their small office; they were speaking to anyone who could talk to them about Watergate; they saw a bright light that was illuminating the dim room. "What about Deep Throat's assertion we're close to the truth?", Bernstein asked. "He is risking his career by talking to me; he knows that Watergate is close to President Nixon", Woodward answered. He gazed at the list of names; he shook his head. "James McCord, Jr., Everette Howard Hunt, Jr., and G. Gordon Liddy, knew what they were doing. They organized the illegal wiretapping. They were part of the 'Plumbers'. I have some of his old books. Hunt was someone who thought that Watergate was like a James Bond novel by Ian Fleming; Watergate is a diabolical attack on the American political system. Everything is spreading upward towards the White House-and President Richard Milhous Nixon...and his Cabinet of crooks". Bernstein nodded. "The Committee for the Re-Election of the President, (or CRP), has been formed by Jeb Stuart Magruder; Attorney-General John Mitchell; and John Dean. They're part of the President's plan to get dirt on everyone​; they're working to discredit the Democrats. Maybe Nixon's idea of serving the country is to show how paranoid he really is", Bob Woodward said. And, as they wrote down people's names with their pens, and typed their articles for The Washington Post​, the damage was already done.

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Jeb Magruder, (November 5, 1934 – May 11, 2014), grew up in Staten Island, New York. He was educated at Curtis High School where he played tennis in the nineteen thirties. He also was a swimmer. In the late nineteen forties, and early nineteen fifties, he attended Williams College. He joined the United States Army, and was in Korea; he then received his Batchelor of the Arts when he was twenty-five, (1958). After World War II and the Korean War ended, Magruder earned a Masters of Business Administration degree in Chicago.  He worked for IBM. After getting married, he travelled to Kansas City, he was the Campaign Manager during the 1960 election that was won by President John F. Kennedy thus causing Richard Milhous Nixon to vent his fury at the loss. He then worked for Donald Rumsfield, (July 9, 1932-). By 1972, Rumsfield, a Republican, hadn't worked under any Government until 1975 through to 1977 for 38th President of the United States as his Secretary of Defence at the age of forty-three. He worked in 1963 for Barry Goldwater, and 35th Governor of Illinois, Richard B. Ogilvie, (February 22, 1923 – May 10, 1988), in 1966. By the late 1960's, and early nineteen seventies, he worked for President Nixon's staff as the "Special Assistant", after working in Los Angeles; he met H. R. Haldeman, and Herbert Klein, (April 1, 1918 – July 2, 2009), the Executive Branch Communications Director. Klein's involvement in Watergate was minimal. He attended the Theodore Roosevelt High School, (1935), when he was seventeen; and the Batchelor of Arts in Journalism, (1940), at the University of Southern California, when he was twenty-two. He was also married. When Attorney-General John Mitchell's wife was ill, and his wife, he was involved in the ITT Corporation which was in White Plains in New York. With the success of CREEP, (as it was termed), the 1972 election of President Richard Milhous Nixon was over. Nixon won over George McGovern easily. In the end, Nixon would spend about two and a half years in the Oval Office, that led throughout 1973...and ended in scandal on August of 1974, when he resigned in disgrace.

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