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.


3. Political Games-Part Two


Quote: "The fact that the Watergate cover-up is not nearly as interesting as the step into making the cover-up...And, when you understand the step, you understand that Richard Nixon lied; that he was a criminal", unquote-Bob Woodward, Washington Post journalist and author​, (March 26, 1943-).


After The Pentagon Papers controversy over America's role in The Vietnam War that the Nixon Government wanted shut down, Nixon had a huge headache. He wanted the war to end. Daniel Ellsberg spoke to ​The New York Times​ reporter Neil Sheehan, and ​The Washington Post​, led by editor Ben Bradlee, (Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee) (August 26, 1921 – October 21, 2014); and Katheryn Graham, (June 16, 1917-July 17, 2001), was the newspaper's publisher. After the heat died down, no one could've imagined the fallout of the Watergate incident in 1972, that ended the political career of President Richard Milhous Nixon in 1974.



The break-in at the Democratic National Committee, (DNC), complex, was the beginning of the deepening nightmare in Washington, DC. The five burglars went to great lengths to commit their crime, then flee before they were caught. They were: Bernard (Leon) Barker, (March 17, 1917 – June 5, 2009); Virgilio R. Gonzalez, (May 18, 1926-); Eugenio Rolando Martinez); aka "Musculito", (July 8, 1922-); James W. McCord, Jr., (June 26, 1924-); and Frank Anthony Sturgis; (Frank Angelo Fiorini)- (December 9, 1924 – December 4, 1993). 

June 17, 1972

​Bob Woodward was a journalist for The Washington Post​ when he met Carl Bernstein. Woodward, who grew up in Geneva, Illinois, grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. He attended Yale University. During a naval career, he was close to Admiral Robert O. Welander. Woodward was the Communications Officer on board the USS Fox​. He was served on board ​The USS Fox​. By August of 1970, Woodward attended Harvard Law School. He majored in journalism. He was rejected by Harry M. Rosenfeld, (August 12, 1929-); he got a job as a reporter for The Washington Post in 1971...and remained there ever since.

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