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Name of Washington DC hotel complex consisting of 5 buildings next to JFK Center for Performing Arts/used as DNC headquarters in early 1970's
Minority counsel who assisted Senate Watergate Committee/exposed Oval Office taping system during questioning/acted in Law & Order/ran for GOP nomination in 2008
Name given to resignation of AG Richardson & his deputy Ruckelshaus who both refused to fire Cox when ordered to by Nixon
Security guard at Watergate Complex who noticed tape covering the latches of office doors/called police when he found doors retaped
Presidential Counsel for Nixon/referred to as the 'master manipulator of the cover-up' by the FBI/became key witness for prosecution/supported efforts to impeach GW Bush
Special counsel appointed by Attorney General Richardson in May 1973 to investigate the scandal
Name any of the 5 burglars captured by police
General counsel for CREEP/nominally in charge of break-in/claimed to be duped by Dean/currently has conservative talk radio show
2nd VP under Nixon who pardoned him
Name given to seven men indicted by grand jury on March 1, 1974 for hindering investigation/included Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, Colson, Strachan, Mardian, & Parkinson
Longtime personal secretary to Nixon who claimed to have accidentally erased the missing 18.5 minutes on one of the tapes
Former CIA officer & member of CREEP whose name was found in address book of captured burglars/also a leader of White House Plumbers
Chief of Staff under Nixon
Name given to Oval Office tape released August 5, 1974 that proved Nixon knew about the cover-up from the very beginning
Nixon advisor who coined term 'Silent Majority' and shaped Nixon's victories/never accused of wrongdoing/served Ford & Reagan/ran for GOP nomination in 1996/political commentator
1974 US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Watergate tapes be released to special prosecutor/Judge Rehnquist (recent Nixon appointee) recused himself
Year Nixon resigned
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Former CIA officer who became Security Coordinator for CREEP
Democrat Senator from NC who headed select committee to investigate Watergate affair/was also instrumental in bringing down McCarthy in 1954
Deputy director of FBI/gave secret info about Watergate to Washington Post reporters/identified Hunt's involvement/met reporters in underground parking garage
Nixon Press Secretary who described break-in as 'a third-rate burglary attempt'
Solicitor General who fired Cox after Saturday Night Massacre/later nominated by Reagan for Supreme Court but not approved/name used to describe harsh attacks on potential judges
Covert WH special investigations unit under Nixon/created to stop leaking of classified info (such as Pentagon Papers) to media/members also worked for CREEP/included Hunt & Liddy
Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs under Nixon/created White House Plumbers/convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, & perjury
Nixon fundraising organization for 1972 re-election campaign guilty of money laundering & slush funds/actively involved in Watergate scandal
WH counsel/Nixon's 'hatchet man'/plead guilty to obstruction of justice for defamation of Daniel Ellsberg/became Christian in prisons/started Prison Fellowship/won Templeton Prize
Name any of the 3 articles of impeachment brought against Nixon
Acting director of the FBI under Nixon/not confirmed by Senate/resigned after admitting to destroying documents from Hunt's safe 11 days after burglary
Give the names of the 2 Washington Post reporters who uncovered info implicating WH, Justice Dept, FBI, & CIA in cover up
Nickname given to anonymous source by Washington Post reporters/later identified as WM Felt Sr
Former FBI agent who carried out burgling & wire-tapping
Special counsel who continued investigation after Archibald Cox was fired/appointed by Bork
Attorney General under Nixon who resigned to become head of CREEP/approved plan to burgle hotel, photograph campaign documents, & bug phones

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