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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16. The End of the Presidency-Epilogue 3

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Quote: "I used to think that The Civil War was America's greatest tragedy; but I do remember that there were some redeeming features to the Civil War...in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate", unquote, -American politician Sam Ervin-(September 27, 1895-April 23, 1985).

May 17, 1973 

Sam Ervin chaired the meeting as Howard Baker spoke. "What did the President know...and when did he know it?", he asked. John Dean shook his head. He sat in his seat, and spoke into the microphone. "There was a cancer in the White House. I didn't know about the bugging, and the listening devices; I did my job for the President", he answered. Baker, (November 15, 1925 – June 26, 2014), was a native of Tennessee. He was the Senate Majority Leader. His first taste of politics in the early nineteen sixty-four when he defeated Democrat Congressman, Ross Bass, (March 17, 1918 – January 1, 1993). Then he lost to Hugh Scott, (November 11, 1900 – July 21, 1994). Baker was asked to work for President Nixon as part of the United States Supreme Court. But the job went to William Rehnquist, (October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005). From 1973 to 1974, America was entranced by the televised hearings. The corruption of political power that stemmed from the bugs in the Oval Office, and in the end, President Richard Milhous Nixon's lawyer J. Fred Buzhart, (February 21, 1924 – December 16, 1978), inadvertently said there was a link to the tapes and the White House. In the end, the news cast a dark shadow over Washington, DC; by December of 1973, the President's political career was nearly coming to an end.

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