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  1. Watergate scandal, interlocking political scandals of the administration of U.S. Pres. Richard M. Nixon that were revealed following the arrest of five burglars at Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in the Watergate office-apartment-hotel complex in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 1972. On August 9, 1974, facing likely impeachment for his role in covering up the scandal, Nixon ...

  2. The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal in the United States involving the administration of President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1974 that led to Nixon's resignation. The scandal stemmed from the Nixon administration's continual attempts to cover up its involvement in the June 17, 1972, break-in of the Democratic National Committee ...

  3. Oct 29, 2009 · Nixon Resigns ; The Watergate scandal began early in the morning of June 17, 1972, when several burglars were arrested in the office of the Democratic National Committee, located in the Watergate ...

  4. Concerned about Nixon's well-being, and worried that the "ugly passions" aroused by the Watergate scandal would rise again during a lengthy Nixon prosecution, on September 8, 1974, President Ford granted Nixon a pardon for all crimes he had "committed or may have committed or taken part in" as president.

  5. Issued on July 24, 1974, the decision was important to the late stages of the Watergate scandal, when there was an ongoing impeachment process against Richard Nixon. United States v. Nixon is considered a crucial precedent limiting the power of any U.S. president to claim executive privilege.

  6. Watergate-Era FBI Chief L. Patrick Gray III Dies at 88 E. Howard Hunt, 1918-2007; Ex-Spy Crafted Watergate, Other Schemes W. Mark Felt, 1913-2008; Man Known as 'Deep Throat

  7. Watergate scandal, (1972–74) Political scandal involving illegal activities by Pres. Richard Nixon’s administration. In June 1972 five burglars were arrested after breaking into the Democratic Party’s national headquarters at the Watergate Hotel complex in Washington, D.C.

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