The newly appointed special counsel found new evidence in the tapes the White House was forced to turn over, including one that clearly recorded Nixon instructing his aides six days after the Watergate break-in to have the CIA obstruct the FBI’s investigation of the Watergate break-in as hard evidence of Nixon’s cover-up. The entire White House, which had believed in the president’s innocence and had gone beyond the bounds of its authority to protect him, had covered up the truth from the beginning and lied to his advisers, the public, Congress and even his own family for two years. Everyone felt betrayed. Even a group of Republican senators and Representatives suggested that he resign. Nixon had finally reached the point where everyone was turning against him.