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The events and scandal surrounding a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in 1972 and the subsequent cover-up of White House involvement, leading to the eventual resignation of President Nixon under the threat of impeachment.
Name given to the special investigations committee established along with CREEP in 1971. Its job was to stop the leaking of confidential information to the public and press.
Break-in at Democratic National Committee
Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, were arrested at 2:30 a.m. June 17, 1972 in what authorities described as an elaborate plot to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
Break-in at Ellesberg's Psychiatrists Office
The team will burglarize the office of Ellsberg's psychiatrist, Dr. Lewis Fielding, in hopes of securing information that the White House can use to smear Ellsberg's character and undermine his credibility.
Special Prosecutors Law
A special prosecutor refers to an attorney appointed to investigate into the illegitimate activities of the government servants and persons dealing in state properties and to represent the state for prosecuting the wrong doers.
Senate Select Committee on Watergate
Led by Sam Ervin, the Senate Watergate Committee held televised hearings that exposed cover-up of the Watergate break-in and other illegal and improper activities of the Nixon White House and re-election campaign.
House Judiciary Committee
Considers legislation dealing with: civil liberties, constitutional amendments, federal courts and judges, immigration and criminal laws. Directed by the Constitution to consider articles of impeachment, and oversees the Justice department.
Tapes which proved Nixon was involved in the Watergate scandal. Although he withheld them at first, the Supreme Court made Nixon turn over these recordings of the plans for the cover-up of the scandal.
Verbatim textual records of the interaction, containing detail appropriate to the purpose of the investigation.
Nixon administration's attempt to manage investigations of Watergate and withhold information.
A bribe to keep someone silent about something, esp. to keep the receiver from exposing a scandal.
Richard Nixon's committee for re-electing the president. Found to have been engaged in a "dirty tricks" campaign against the democrats in 1972. They raised tens of millions of dollars in campaign funds using unethical means. They were involved in the infamous Watergate cover-up.
United States vs. Richard Nixon
1974; a Supreme Court ruling that obliged President Nixon to turn over to the Watergate special prosecutor sixty-four White House audiotapes; these helped prove that Nixon had known about the cover-up of the Watergate burglary.
The right to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to national security.
Obstruction of Justice
Impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court).
Abuse of Authority
The misuse of position and resources for personal gain or to give exception to another (using the power of an office illegally or wrong).
"Saturday Night Massacre"
Dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus during the Watergate scandal 1973.
The Nixon Committee to Re-elect the President (CRP), a private non-governmental campaign entity, used funds from its coffers to pay for, and later cover up, "dirty tricks" performed against opponents by Richard Nixon's employee, Donald Segretti.
18 1/2 Minute Gap
The amount of time erased from watergate tapes by Nixon.
A formal document giving notice of your intention to resign.
The act of excusing a mistake or offense.
Newspaper that first reported about the Watergate Scandal.
One of the "plumbers" who worked for the White House to plug "leaks" to the media; he committeed illegal break-ins and surveillances. His revelations in 1973 that he was being paid to keep quiet began the unraveling of the Watergate cover-up.
Richard Nixon's nickname for the burglars.
A key aide to President Nixon who ordered the CIA and FBI not to probe too deeply into the Watergate break-in; he helped provide money to keep the burglars quiet and was later sentenced to prison for his rile in Watergate.
Ehrlichman, along with Haldeman, was one of Nixon's most trusted aids. He was deeply involved with Nixon's scandals since he and Haldeman were Nixon's most trusted aids, doing whatever they felt necessary to protect Nixon.
White House aid that revealed existence of tapes.
He testified against Nixon as well as other cabinet members in the Watergate hearings. His testimony helped led to the removal of several White House officials and the resignation of Nixon. Before his testimony he had been a White House lawyer.
E. Howard Hunt
Worked for the Nixon White House, in charge of the Watergate break in, convicted and went to jail for his involvement.
A professor of Harvard law school who also worked with the Department of Labor. He was the appointed Special Prosecutor over the Watergate case.
He was the next Special Prosecutor of the Watergate case after Cox was fired. Jaworski was responsible for bringing to light many damaging facts of the Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up.
Sam Ervin was a senator from North Carolina. He was chairman of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Presidential Campaign Practices during the Watergate scandal.
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, where he was chair of the impeachment hearings that lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Nixon's first attorney general and his close friend and adviser; many people believe he ordered the Watergate break-in. He participated in the cover-up and served nineteen months in prison for his role.
Nixon's Secretary of defense, and then his attorney general in charge of investigating the watergate scandal; refused to fire Archibald Cox upon Nixon's request, then resigned.
In an event known as the "Saturday Night Massacre", Ruckelshaus and his boss, Elliot Richardson, famously resigned their positions within the Justice Department rather than obey an order from President Nixon to fire the Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox.
Judge John Sirica
The judge who tried the Watergate burglars and who eventually uncovered a connection to the Nixon White House.
One of Nixon's closest advisers who was secretary of state and national security adviser under Nixon. He played a major role in shaping U.S. foreign policy.
Investigative reporter for Washington Post helped uncover the Watergate scandal that led to U.S. President Richard Nixon's resignation.
Worked with Bob Woodward to investigate the Watergate break-in.
Secret informant who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein pursue story behind the Watergate Scandal; his true identity was a mystery until shortly before his death in 2008--former FBI agent W. Mark Felt acknowledged that he was the informant.
G. Gordon Liddy
Chief operative for the White House Plumbers unit that existed during several years of Nixon's Presidency. Masterminded the first break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building in 1972. Served 4.5 years in prison.
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