|Text on Button||WATERGATE BUG|
A black line drawing of an insect's body with a photograph of the head of a man holds up an ear trumpet; above it is black text. All on a white background.
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Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) was the 37th President of the United States, from 1969 until 1974. He was halfway through his second term when he was impeached and then resigned from the presidency. On June 17, 1972, burglars broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. About a year later, it was discovered that the five intruders were agents of the Committee for the Re-Election of the President (CRP), the official organization of Richard Nixon's reelection campaign. It was found that wiretapping of the offices had also occurred. The ensuing "Watergate scandal" led to to Nixon's impeachment and then resignation. Nixon was the first and only U.S. president to ever resign.