John Dean Answers Questions at the Watergate Hearings Ca. 1973

John Dean Answers Questions at the Watergate Hearings Ca. 1973

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John Dean, counsel to President Richard Nixon, was a central figure in the initial cover-up of the Watergate scandal and a witness in the subsequent investigation. While working for Nixon, Dean helped coordinate the stories of high-level members of the Committee to Reelect the President (CREEP) to prevent the Watergate investigation from accusing them of planning the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. Dean also supervised the distribution of "hush money" to the low-level CREEP agents who were arrested during a break-in operation, as a payment for their silence. Dean believed that the Nixon administration would attempt to pin responsibility for the cover-up on him, and eventually testified before the Senate Watergate committee, implicating his associates and Nixon in the scandal.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1973]
Copyright Date: ©1973
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 31 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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