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Can you name the important figures in the Watergate scandal?

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1. Washington Post crime-beat reporter, helped break the story
2. Washington Post crime-beat reporter, helped break the story
3. Deputy FBI Director and anonymous WaPo source, alias 'Deep Throat'
4. Senator (D-NC) and Chair of Senate Watergate Committee
5. DC District Court Judge; tried burglars, and ordered release of White House tapes
6. 'Plumber,' GEMSTONE mastermind, later radio host
7. Bay of Pigs veteran 'Plumber,' pulp novelist, Ellsberg burglar
8. Watergate burglar V.G.
9. Watergate burglar B.B. (Ellsberg burglary veteran)
10. Watergate burglar J.M. (first to implicate White House involvement)
11. Watergate burglar E.M. (Ellsberg burglary veteran)
12. Watergate burglar F.S. (Bay of Pigs planner)
13. Attorney General and later CRP director, high-level coverup planner
14. CRP Treasurer, passed slush fund checks (possibly unknowingly)
15. CRP Finance Chairman, fund-raiser
16. CRP Deputy Director, implicated Presidential foreknowledge of burglary
17. White House Chief of Staff, suggested using CIA to block FBI investigation
18. White House Counsel and Chief Domestic Advisor high-level coverup planner, aka 'The Berlin Wall'
19. White House Counsel and key witness for the Senate Watergate Committee
20. Attorney General, kept quiet about coverup and resigned after short tenure
21. First Watergate Special Prosecutor, whose firing was heart of 'Saturday Night Massacre'
22. Attorney General who resigned rather than fire #21
23. Deputy Attorney General who ALSO resigned rather than fire #21
24. Solicitor General who ACTUALLY fired #21, later doomed Supreme Court nominee
25. Special Counsel for the President, White House 'hatchet man'
26. CRP member, 'Plumber,' and letter-forger in the '72 primaries
27. White House aide and 'bag man' who ran money to burglars
28. Second Watergate Special Prosecutor who successfully sued for access to the White House tapes
29. Presidential Secretary, claimed accidental erasure of '18 1/2 minute gap'
30. Chief 'Plumber' and instigator of Ellsberg burglary
31. FBI Director, destroyed files on request of #19
32. Presidential appointments secretary, confirmed that White House tapes existed
33. President of the United States, instigated illegal activities by CRP and White House staff, approved cover-up of same
President of the United States, issued pardon for #33

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