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Chris Collotta Journalism 225- Book Review #4 The Watergate Scandal began on June 17th, 1972, in Washington D.C., when 5 men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in order to place illegal wire-taps and steal government documents. It would later be learned that all of the burglars were either directly or indirectly employees of President Nixon's Campaign to Re-elect the President (CREEP) and that they had been payed gratuitously for their services. In the book The Secret Man, we learn about two reporters for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, that helped blow the lid off of this case. With the help of an anonymous informant dubbed “Deepthroat,” these two men “suggested that knowledge of the break-in, and attempts to cover it up, led deep into the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and even the White House.” Within two years of Woodward and Bernstein’s investigation President Nixon became the first president in the history of the United States to resign from office. Mark Felt was the Deputy Director of the FBI in 1972. It was not known until 2005 that he was the infamous Deepthroat, the informant who helped build a case against the Nixon campaign. Felt gave Woodward and Bernstein “access to information from hundreds, eventually thousands of interviews and documents in the first months after the 1972 burglary…he was able to provide all kinds of clues, ultimately giving us the schematic diagram of the Watergate Conspiracy..He confirmed the breadth of questionable and illegal ectivities by CREEP and the White House, and their possible significance…. Namely that the
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