No evidence has ever surfaced that Nixon knew of the break in beforehand. However, his loyalty to his staff, and blindness to what was the right thing to do, enmeshed him in the greatest political scandal 'Merka has ever known. Once it was learned he participated in the cover up it was just a matter of time before he resigned, which he did as Articles of Impeachment had already been passed by the House of Representatives.
|Just some of my books about and by Richard Nixon|
|James Rosen of Fox "News"|
However, it was "Woodstein," as they were sometimes known, the two dogged reporters who kept at the scandal until the whole house of cards came falling down. There's been a lot of Watergate navel-gazing this year. However, if you only read one recent article take a look at Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought.
Woodward and Bernstein donated their Watergate papers to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. If you're as obsessed as I, or just a casual reader, this is a fascinating look at a unique moment in 'Merkin history.