Watergate Hotel, Washington – 5 arrested | Squaducation

5 Arrested for Breaking into Watergate Hotel and Office Complex, Washington DC
  –  17th June 1972  –  

In May 1972 burglars broke in to headquarters of the Democratic Party. They stole top secret documents, photographed others and bugged the telephones. The wiretaps failed to work as well as they had hoped so another illegal entry was planned for June 17th.


Five men, three Cuban exiles, one Cuban American and the leader James McCord, a former CIA agent and security co-ordinator for Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign committee, CREEP, entered the building with…

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