On this Date: Watergate

In Crime, Films/Film stars, Fun with Richard Nixon, U.S History, U.S Presidents on June 18, 2009 by Editor Z

Forgot to mention that yesterday in 1972 a group of men who would become known as the Watergate Burglars were caught breaking into Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC. What was at first dismissed as a third rate burglary, would cause a cover-up at the highest levels of government and spark a constitutional crisis. Before it was over Americans would become even more disillusioned with thier government and a presidency would be brought to its knees.

This is a clip from the 1976 film “All the President’s Men”.

(H/T: Crooks and liars)



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