Watergate #3

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  • STAGE 3
  • Stage 3: Congressional Hearings
  • Nixon told me that he had ordered a taping system installed in the white house to automatically record all conversations
  • The Grand Jury convicted Liddy, Hunt, & the 5 burglars in March 1973. Soon after, L. Patrick Gray resigned after admitting he had destroyed evidence.
  • Give up the Tapes!
  • Hearings were televised across the nation. John Dean testified before the committee & revealed John Mitchell (former Attorney General) had ordered the break in.
  • Due to the unexpected protest, I have decided to turn over the subpoenaed tapes.
  • In mid July of 1973, Alexander Butterfield testified that Nixon had a taping system installed in the White House to record all conversations. 
  • A special prosecutor named Archibald Cox summoned the tapes from the White House to court. Nixon refused to give them up which sparked protest.
  • We want the truth!
  • The protest eventually coerced Nixon into giving up the tapes. 
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