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When the affair became known, Congress directed President Harding to cancel the leases; the Supreme Court declared the leases fraudulent and ruled illegal Harding’s transfer of authority to Fall.
From the beginning of his presidency Nixon sought to undermine anyone who he considered an enemy.When a security guard discovered tape on a door latch outside the DNC HQ he called the police and the five men were arrested.[embed id="embed_1"] You Tube: Newseum Initial investigations by the FBI were able to establish a connection between one of the burglars and E Howard Hunt, an ex-CIA officer who it later transpired was one of Nixon’s ‘plumbers’ tasked with fixing leaks and who in turn was connected to Charles Colson, special counsel to the president.Prison systems in the US are bloated, inefficient, and wasteful.Getting a better return on the estimated $40 billion we invest annually in prisons requires instituting reforms based on what’s been shown to work.The ‘plumbers’ eventually branched out into other covert and illegal activities, working for the appropriately named CREEP (Committee to Re-elect the President [Nixon]) and engaging in activities known as rat-f***ing – dirty tricks – where opposition groups would be infiltrated at campaign events.
These tricks undermined Democratic presidential candidates such as Edward Muskie and included everything from forging the infamous Canuck letter – which torpedoed Muskie’s presidential hopes - to stealing campaign workers’ shoes. The Watergate break-in As part of these illegal activities, in the early hours of 17 June 1972, five men attempted to break-in to the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex, about a mile from the White House.
Fall was convicted of accepting a bribe in the Elk Hills negotiations and imprisoned.
Doheny and Sinclair were acquitted of charges of bribery and criminal conspiracy, but Sinclair spent 6 Edwin Denby, had signed all the leases, he was cleared of all charges.
"She said, ' Look, I really feel like season seven is where I want to wrap up this story, because I always prefer to end a show where you're feeling on top as opposed to letting things fizzle out.'" Season seven will again feature a short number of episodes as Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and outgoing President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) inch closer to their Vermont dreams. (Producers had to scrap a planned storyline about Russians hacking the show's presidential election when reality hit too close to home, for example.) During an oral history interview with Rhimes was vocal about the show's uncertain future in the country's current political climate.
(Season six wraps Thursday with the series on the verge of electing Bellamy Young's former first lady Mellie Grant as its new president.) as they have been, are going to want the story to end in the way that Shonda intended to," said Dungey. "Any of the stories we planned now just feel like we're copying what's happening in reality, which is insane," she said.
Their stories were continually criticised and denied by the White House and its press secretary Ronald Ziegler who later had to apologise to the men when it transpired that all of what they wrote was true. ‘Deep Throat’ The most famous source in journalistic history, ‘Deep Throat’ was the name given to a senior source that Woodward relied heavily on in steering him in the right direction when it came to investigating Watergate.