Essay about Watergate Of The Watergate Hotel

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Watergate
For the next year, the Nixon Administration had kept their illegal tactics to themselves as they continued to taunt Ellsberg and everyone one the enemy list. (until they got caught...) On June 17th, 1972, five members of Nixon 's Administration were arrested as they were found to have broke in the Democratic National Convention headquarters at The Watergate Hotel. They had broke in numerous times. The first to set up wiretapping materials in the Democratic office and eventually in later visits they had repaired some of the faulty materials. From the arrest the police seized a walkie-talkie, forty rolls of unexposed film, two 35 millimeter cameras, lock picks, pen-sized teargas guns, and bugging devices. The burglars who conspired in this break-in (Bernard Barker, Frank Sturgis, Virgillio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez and James McCord (A former CIA agent)) were all charged with federal burglary and had bail for fifty-thousand except for McCord who had a thirty-thousand dollar bond.
The Cover-Up
The arrest of the five men had started the beginning of the end for the Nixon Administration as we know it. The arrest of the men had led into several spinoff investigation finding hundreds of thousands of dollars transferred to key members in the administration and the campaign running Nixon 's re-election. Congress had received word of this and through the accounting office, Congress had issued an audit on Nixon 's finances which had later revealed that Maurice Stans…

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