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What the Watergate Committee Taught Me

NIXON HAD TWO GREAT ALLIES IN HIS COVER-UP CAMPAIGN: CYNICISM AND FATIGUE.

Forty-five years ago this month, a security guard named Frank Wills noticed some tape over a door lock at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate Complex in Washington. What Wills set in motion when he raised the alarm that led to the arrest of the Watergate burglars had huge consequences for our nation.

In President Richard Nixon’s efforts to hide the truth of the Watergate burglary, it was paramount to stop the FBI investigation. So

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