Last year I wrote a long essay on the 49th anniversary of the break in at the Watergate Office Building.
I don’t wish to rewrite the article from last year. That said I can’t simply allow the 50th to pass without comment.
Dozens of books have been written about this. I started by reading All The President’s Men and The Final Days. Nearly all the major players wrote books from their own perspective, and I’m currently reading The President’s Man by Dwight Chapin.
Interest in this event and attempted coverup took on new meaning after the 2020 election when President Trump, also feeling he was above the law, committed criminal acts. Nixon wished to ensure his victory in 1972, Trump wished to overrule the will of the voters and remain in office.
The more we know about Watergate the better we can protect our democracy from Trump and his minions.