July 22, 2013
The three top aides that resigned were Chief White House Advisers H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman along with Attorney General Richard G. Kliendienst. These three chose to resign due to the Watergate Scandal and what was about to take place.
H.R. Haldeman was responsible for destroying evidence for the Watergate Scandal. The White house found evidence that H.R. Haldeman and President Nixon that they erased 18 minutes of tape of the Watergate break-in. John D. Ehrlichman resigned because of the actions that he chose in the Watergate. What he did was have direct part in the payoff of five burglars and two others that was part of the Watergate break in. The final person that broke in was Attorney General Richard G. Kliendienst; he dropped one of the biggest cases against three major companies called the ITT case. He resigned stating that he saw too many of his friends become a part of the Watergate scandal and felt that he could no longer a part of what was going on and what was going to take place.
The issues that came about because of the findings of the Watergate tapes we one of the biggest scandals and destruction of our tope seated directors of the U.S. government. Conspiracy came about, the first major nationally televised hearings; a taping system was disconnected by the order of President Richard Nixon, The Saturday Night Massacre, and also the impeachment of President Nixon. The Saturday Night Massacre was where President Nixon fires Archibald Cox and abolishes the office of the special prosecutor. Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus resign. Pressure for impeachment mounts in Congress. The eighteen and one half minutes of silence were part of tapes