Chapter 5: Watergate and whistleblower protection
‘Watergate’ conjures a number of visions: burglars in offices of the Democratic National Committee near the Watergate apartment complex; a Presidential cover-up; a single federal judge, John Sirica, who kept the investigation alive; Senator Sam Ervin, who chaired the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities; the discovery of the White House tapes of conversations in President Richard Nixon’s office; the stories in the Washington Post by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and the movie All the President’s Men; the Saturday Night Massacre leading to the resignation of Elliott Richardson, the Attorney General of the United States, the firing of the Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus and the firing of Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox by Robert Bork; the hearings of the House Judiciary Committee considering the impeachment of Nixon; and the Supreme Court’s confirmation of the judicial order to turn over the tapes. The ultimate vision is that of Nixon’s resignation as President of the United States, as he left the White House in a helicopter.
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