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Watergate CREEP Committee to Reelect the President
Instructed to find out info •
Five burglars are arrested inside the Democratic National
Committee headquarters in the Washington, D.C., Watergate office
• "smoking gun" Haldeman and Nixon discussion •
progress of the FBI's investigation especially the tracing of the source
of money found on the burglars.
Have the CIA ask the FBI to halt its investigation of the Watergate
break-in by claiming that the break-in was a national security operation. •
• After the election
Set for January Trial for the burglars
McGovern Thomas Eagleton
Sargent Shriver Election of 1972
"peace is at hand“ •
Dimmed somewhat by South Vietnamese president Thieu opposition
to the agreement.
to • Read about the Christmas bombing January 28,1973 •
Cease-fire agreement is signed in Paris by Henry Kissinger
and Le Duc Tho.
Designed to get US out of Vietnam
• POW’s and MIA’s back
We are out
North Vietnam does not have to leave • Kissinger gave them18 months Watergate 5
Trial in Jan
Judge John Sirica
implicated CREEP in the burglary and the payoff for the burglars'
• Investigation gets bigger Senate committee
chaired by Sam Ervin
examine Watergate and started to subpoena White House staff.
examine Early 1973
Early Haldeman and Erlichman
Enlisted the aid of John Dean Haldemann and Erlichman are asked to resign
Dean is fired
(Dean thinks he will be the scapegoat) April 30 Nixon appoints Richardson as Attorney General
Richardson appoints Archie Cox as special Watergate prosecutor Dean is #1 witness Talked to Sirica
Mentioned the burglary of Ellsburg’s shrink
Mentioned Dean v. Nixon Televised hearings
Televised No real evidence •
Alexander Porter Butterfield talks about the tapes in the Oval
Office Executive Privilege •
• The tapes were soon subpoenaed by both Cox and the Senate
Cox took it to court
Vice President Spiro Agnew
Charge of federal income tax evasion
Three years' probation
Disbarred (1974) in Maryland
Resigned from office Conservative
Liked by both parties October of 1973 Gerald Ford
Yom Kippur War •
In response to 6 Day War and the failure to resolve territorial disputes
arising from the war
War between Israel on one side and Egypt and Syria on the other side Oil prices jump •
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to double its
US experienced gasoline shortages
Embargo placed on countries that assisted Israel.
The rise in oil prices began a trend of worldwide inflation
and a recession in 1974-1975.
• Saturday Night Massacre
Saturday Asked Richardson to fire Cox
Refused and resigned
to fire Cox
He refused and was fired
Bork fired Cox 'I'm Not a Crook' •
"I have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public
life I have never obstructed justice,"
"People have got to know whether or not their President is a
crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got.”
crook. • Appoints Jaworski as the new prosecutor
Appoints Guess what he wants? US v. Nixon •
Nixon's claim of executive privilege over the tapes was void
Ordered him to surrender them to special prosecutor Leon Jaworski
On July 30 he complied with the order and released the subpoenaed
tapes. Impeachment is going to happen
Decided to resign
Televised address on the evening of August 8,1974, he
announced he would resign effective noon on August 9
announced • Nixon is gone
We have a new President He nominated Rockefeller as the new Vice-president ...
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