The Watergate story
‘I shall resign the presidency’
On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon became the first—and only—president to resign his office
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Watergate redux: The new age of White House investigative reporting
Scandals from presidencies past fueled much of the investigative reporting focused on the White House. How has the landscape changed?
The Chennault affair and the origins of Watergate
Ken Hughes discusses his book on Nixon’s secret interference in Vietnam peace talks during the 1968 election.
Watergate in Nixonland
Nixon scholar Tim Naftali discusses how to talk about Watergate in a Nixonian environment.
The smoking gun
June 23, 1972: President Nixon and H. R. Haldeman agree to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation.
A cancer on the presidency
March 23, 1973: White House counsel John Dean warns President Nixon that Watergate is metastasizing.
April 30: 1973: Richard Nixon's first Watergate speech includes a denial of his involvement in a cover-up.