Jun 13, 2017 · -- Frank Wills, a night watchman at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., was making his rounds on the night of June 17, 1972, when he noticed a piece of tape on the latch of a basement door in the complex’s parking garage. “The tape, at first, didn’t seem to be anything unusual,” Wills in a 1973 interview with ABC News.
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Apr 21, 2022 · Bloomberg/Getty Images Early in the morning of June 17, 1972, Frank Wills was making his rounds as a night watchman at the Watergate complex when he spotted something unusual, according to ABC News. A door in the building had tape placed over its latch, so that the door would not lock.
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May 30, 2022 · After removing the tape, thinking it had been locked by accident, Wills noticed it had returned little more than an hour later. Suspicious, Frank Wills called the police, concerned Watergate was being targeted by burglars. What the police and Frank Wills discovered eventually led to President Nixon’s resignation in 1974.