The case arose out of the Watergate scandal, which began during the 1972 Presidential campaign between Democratic Senator George McGovern of South Dakota and President Nixon. On June 17, 1972, about five months before the general election, five burglars broke into Democratic headquarters located in the Watergate building complex in Washington, D.C.
In 1974 Jaworski was hired to investigate the Watergate scandal and ordered Nixon to submit tapes and papers involving the president and those indicted by the grand jury. It is revealed that the tapes had evidence proving the president had been involved with break in along with others he hired.
The courts had no doubt that Nixon was guilty and that the president is not above the law. Before Nixon could get impeached he resigned.