deep throat (1972)

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On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested committing a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.  

This event would lead, through a byzantine unraveling of research and testimony, to President Richard Nixon’s administration and an attempted cover-up of its involvement.  Largely due to the dogged determination by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein along with the secret guidance from their source, “Deep Throat” (who later turned out to be the number 2 man at the FBI, Mark Felt), the scandal slowly grew and the conspiracy led its way to the White House. This led to stiffening resistance from Nixon and his administration, a constitutional crisis and impeachment proceedings, and the President’s resignation.