In the 1972 presidential election, in order to obtain the intelligence of the internal campaign strategy of the Democratic Party, on June 17, 1972, led by James W. McCord, Jr., the chief security adviser of the Nixon campaign of the United States Republican Party (more than 20 years later, experts research, The mastermind, White House lawyer Dean [5], broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex in Washington, DC, and was arrested while planting bugs and taking photos of relevant documents.
After the incident happened, Nixon once tried to cover up the excuse, but in the subsequent investigation of the case, many people in the Nixon administration were revealed one after another, and directly involved Nixon himself, thus causing a serious constitutional crisis.
In October 1973, Special Prosecutor Christopher Cox’s investigation of President Richard Nixon came to a head when he demanded evidence related to the Watergate scandal.
It’s Saturday night, the 20th. Nixon ordered Attorney General Richardson to remove Cox from office. But Richardson refused the president’s request. He resigned immediately. Deputy Attorney General Racquel Shaus, who took over as attorney general, also resigned over his refusal to remove the special counsel. Bork, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, only agreed to remove the special counsel when he became acting attorney general. Nixon mobilized the FBI to lock down the offices of the special prosecutor, the attorney general and the undersecretary, and announced the abolition of the special Federal Prosecutor’s Office and the transfer of the investigation power to the Justice Department. Faced with Nixon’s abuse of administrative power to defend himself, the people have brought serious accusations.
On October 31, 1973, the U.S. House of Representatives decided that the Judiciary Committee of the House was responsible for the investigation and collection of evidence against Nixon, in preparation for the impeachment of Nixon. On June 25, 1974, the Judiciary Committee decided to release all the evidence related to Nixon’s impeachment. In late July, the Judiciary Committee passed three articles of impeachment against Nixon. Nixon became the first U.S. president to resign the following day, sending a letter to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at 11:35 a.m. on August 8.

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