The Watergate Hotel

Watergate Hotel


offers the following summary of the Watergate scandal, and it is republished
here, in part, for reference.  You will find the declassified documents
obtained below.

Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United
States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972, break-in at the
Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex
in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration’s attempted cover-up of its
involvement. When the conspiracy was discovered and investigated by the U.S.
Congress, the Nixon administration’s resistance to its probes led to a
constitutional crisis. The term Watergate has come to encompass an array of
clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Nixon
administration. Those activities included such “dirty tricks” as bugging the
offices of political opponents and people of whom Nixon or his officials were
suspicious. Nixon and his close aides ordered harassment of activist groups and
political figures, using the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The scandal
led to the discovery of multiple abuses of power by the Nixon administration,
articles of impeachment, and the resignation of Richard Nixon, the President of
the United States. The scandal also resulted in the indictment of 69 people,
with trials or pleas resulting in 48 being found guilty and incarcerated, many
of whom were Nixon’s top administration officials.

affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the DNC
headquarters at the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972. The FBI connected cash
found on the burglars to a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election
of the President (CRP), the official organization of Nixon’s campaign. In July
1973, as evidence mounted against the President’s staff, including testimony
provided by former staff members in an investigation conducted by the Senate
Watergate Committee, it was revealed that President Nixon had a tape-recording
system in his offices and that he had recorded many conversations. After a
protracted series of bitter court battles, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously
ruled that the president had to hand over the tapes to government
investigators; he eventually complied. Recordings from these tapes implicated
the president, revealing he had attempted to cover up the questionable
goings-on that had taken place after the break-in. Facing near-certain
impeachment in the House of Representatives and equally certain conviction by
the Senate, Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974. On September 8,
1974, his successor, Gerald Ford, pardoned him.

Declassified Documents

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Files

Bernard Barker Barker,
Bernard Leon
 (FBI File) 
– [
352 Pages, 23.57 MB ]

Bernard Leon
 (Secret Service File) 
– [ 18 Pages,
0.9 MB ]- Bernard Leon Barker (March 17, 1917 – June 5, 2009) was a
Watergate burglar. He had a long career as an undercover operative.



E Howard
– [ 169 Pages, 9.3MB ] – Everette
Howard Hunt, Jr. (October 9, 1918 – January 23, 2007) was an American
intelligence officer and writer. From 1949 to 1970, Hunt served as a CIA
officer. Along with G. Gordon Liddy and others, Hunt was one of the Nixon White
House “plumbers” — a secret team of operatives charged with fixing “leaks”
(real or perceived causes of confidential Administration information being
leaked to outside parties). Hunt and Liddy engineered the Watergate burglaries
and other undercover operations for the Nixon Administration. In the ensuing
Watergate scandal, Hunt was convicted of burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping,
eventually serving 33 months in prison.

John Mitchell Mitchell,
 – [ 2,729 Pages, 157MB ] – John Newton
Mitchell (September 15, 1913 – November 9, 1988) was the Attorney General of the
United States from 1969 to 1972 under President Richard Nixon. Prior to that,
he was a noted New York municipal bond lawyer, director of Nixon’s 1968
presidential campaign, and one of Nixon’s closest personal friends; after his
tenure as Attorney General, he served as director of Nixon’s 1972 presidential
campaign. Due to his involvement in the Watergate affair, he was sentenced to
prison in 1977, serving 19 months. As Attorney General, Mitchell was noted for
personifying the “law-and-order” positions of the Nixon administration, amid
several high-profile anti-war demonstrations.

Frank Sturgis Sturgis,
Frank (Watergate Burgler)
– [ 112 Pages, 57.4MB ]

Frank (Watergate Burgler)
 Release #2, October 2015 

[ 62 Pages, 17.5MB ] – Frank Anthony Sturgis (December 9, 1924 – December
4, 1993), born Frank Angelo Fiorini, was one of the five Watergate burglars
whose capture led to the end of the Presidency of Richard Nixon. He served in
several branches of the United States military, aided Fidel Castro in the Cuban
revolution of 1958, and worked as an undercover operative.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Files

Inspector General Report on Watergate
, Denial Letter [2 Pages,
0.5MB] – For whatever reason, after all these years, the CIA is still
withholding, in it’s entirety, the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General’s
Report on Watergate. Here is their official denies letter sent to me on 7 April

Inspector General Report on Watergate
, Appeal Denial [1 Page, 0.5MB]

National Security Agency (NSA) Files

Watergate [5
Pages, 0.9MB | a/o 12/2013]

Richard Helms Collection References

Clarify points and
Ervin Watergate Committee

Watergate prosecutor Cox’s staff focused on”

on Watergate

Nixon, politicization, Watergate

Nixon, Dismissal

knowledge of “Family Jewels” OXCART, Watergate, Laos

Laurence Stern story “Not Watergate Material”

for Warner re Watergate trial closing

See Also: Operation 40