The Watergate scandal, which began today in 1972, shows how long it takes to bring down a corrupt president

Forty-five years ago today, five men were arrested after being caught breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel. An investigation into their actions, and their connections to the White House and then-president Richard Nixon, would end with Nixon resigning in disgrace. Initial press coverage didn’t suggest such an outcome…

via The Watergate scandal, which began today in 1972, shows how long it takes to bring down a corrupt president — Quartz

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