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.


6. Political Games-Part Five


Quote: "It would seem that the Watergate story from beginning to end, could be a primer on the American political system", unquote-Bob Woodward, -(March 26, 1943-). 


John J. "Jack" Caulfield, (March 12, 1929 - June 17, 2012), grew up in the tough area of The Bronx, New York in the year of the Stock Market Crash of nineteen twenty-nine. During The Great Depression, it was hard for American families to get jobs; it was something that created a sense of doom as crime was up, and there wasn't any talk of war. He was educated at Wake Forest University on a basketball scholarship. Caulfield attended Fordham University. He then was interested in crime, and went to The John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Midtown Manhattan, New York, where he studied criminal justice. Decades later, there was a more modern study of forensic science decades later, as well as forensic psychology, and public affairs shows. 


Caulfield was in Korea during the war, (1950-1953) in Asia for the United States Army. During the conservative nineteen fifties to late nineteen sixties, he served in the New York Police Department, (NYPD); Caulfield's long career in law enforcement saw a lot of change in America. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963; the Vietnam War; the hippy movement that led to protests; and the talk of peace and love that was fuelled by violence on the American streets which led to the growing distrust of Authority across the country. The assassination of Robert "Bobby" Kennedy, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, in 1968, fuelled the burning fires of racial hate, especially the rise of the Klu Klux Klan in the Deep South. By 1969 to 1971, the beginning of feminism was a political right for all women in America, (and around the world); the beginning of the nineteen seventies was fraught with dangers that perturbed President Richard Milhous Nixon, especially since he was wire-taping the Oval Office. It was a technique that was bordering on the paranoia which gripped him since the early nineteen sixties, when he lost the nineteen sixty election to John F. Kennedy. Caulfield worked for the President with John Erhlichman, and H. R. Haldeman, on "Operation Sandwedge", in 1971, (a year before Watergate happened, that got dirt on the enemies money and private lives). Because of the Vietnam War was protracted, and the Democrat Party was planning to find dirt on Nixon, they had help with G. Gordon Liddy, (November 30, 1930-); Liddy was head of the "Plumbers", (a secret group who wanted get information for the President-July, August, and September of 1971 when he was forty-one). Caulfield said: "We could firebomb the Brookings Institute". *The Institute wasn't firebombed. It was a research think tank based in Washington, DC, that was famous for its social sciences*. By 1972, Caulfield worked for the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, (ATF); Caulfield's high status job paid well. The wasn't anything illegal in what he was doing...yet. Then, by June of 1972, everything changed forever.

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