Essay about Watergate Scandal

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• Watergate Scandal- a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974
• Committee to reelect the president (CREEP)- The Committee to Re-elect the President, abbreviated as CRP, later nicknamed CREEP, was a fund-raising organization for President Nixon's 1972 election campaign. Many of its members were later indicted with criminal charges relating to their actions within the CRP.
• Smoking Gun Tape- This is the transcript of the recording of a meeting between President Nixon and H.R. Haldeman in the Oval Office on June 23, 1972 from 10.04am to 11.39am.
• John Dean III- He was Counsel to the President the United States House of Representatives, the Associate Director of a law reform commission, and Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Was arrested while removing electronic devices from the Democratic Party campaign offices in an apartment block called Watergate.
• Saturday Night Massacre- was the term given by political commentators[1] to U.S. President Richard Nixon's executive dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973
• Internal Revenue Service- Us Government agency responsible for tax collection. Help play a role in discovering this scandal.
• Clark MacGregor- MacGregor was Assistant to Richard Nixon for congressional relations in 1970, Counsel to the President on congressional relations (1971–1972), Chairman of the Committee to Re-elect the