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Summerall: I think it’s a lot worse

May 17, 2013

I was still a kid between second and third grade, June 17, 1972. This was when President Richard Millhouse Nixon sent a couple to guys to break into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. I remember the press scrambling to report the cover-up after the infamous “Deep Throat” turned over the information that allowed the prosecution of G. Gordon Liddy, general counsel to the Committee for the Re-Election of the President, Attorney General John Mitchell, and Presidential Counsel John Dean, to be tried and imprisoned for their part in the Watergate Scandal. Impeachment proceedings were inevitable so, August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned from office, the only resignation of a U.S. President at the time.

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