Definition of Watergate scandal
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n : a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of richard nixon in 1974 [syn: watergate, watergate scandal]
1. a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974
(hypernym) scandal, outrage
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The Watergate scandal was a 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 headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, the President of the United States, on August 9, 1974—the only resignation of a U.S. president to date. The scandal also resulted in the indictment, trial, conviction, and incarceration of 43 people, dozens of whom were Nixon's top administration officials.
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