The break-in at the Watergate before the 1972 presidential election was relatively small news at the time; however, keen investigative journalism and a voice from within the Nixon administration eventually led to the downfall and first resignation of an American president. Astonishing in its brazenness, the work of the Plumbers and involvement of the White House dramatically changed how Americans viewed presidential character and the relationship between the press and politicians, ushering in an era of increased partisanship and distrust.
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