August 2019

This Day in History: President Nixon Resigns

August 8, 1974.Following a series of scandals popularly referred to as "Watergate," President Richard Nixon announced his resignation to the American people via a televised address.Located in Washington D.C., the Watergate complex headquartered the Democratic National Committee (DNC).Following a botched break-in at the DNC, the arrested burglars were eventually linked to Nixon and high members of his administration.A special counsel investigation led by prosecutor Archibald Cox led to the adoption of three article of impeachment against Nixon, including for obstruction of justice.Following the release of recorded Oval Office conversations in which Nixon clearly orders an end to the Watergate investigation, Nixon bowed to pressure and resigned.By taking this action. I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America, President Richard Nixon, August 6, 1974.