key characters in watergate scandal

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Key Characters in the Watergate Scandal 

 

Bob Haldeman

Bob Haldeman managed Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign, then ran the white house as Nixon’s chief of staff. He was one of Nixon’s closest advisers and along with John Ehrlichman physically controlled access to Nixon. Nixon blamed a great deal on Haldeman as he said they were responsible for the watergate coverup and that he had no sacked him early enough because of his personal loyalty towards him.

 

John Ehrlichman

John joined Nixon’s campaign staff in 1960 and in 1969 was appointed as Nixon’s domestic affairs adviser. He was one of Nixon’s closest advisers and along with John Ehrlichman physically controlled access to Nixon. Nixon blamed a great deal on john as he said they were responsible for the watergate coverup and that he had no sacked him early enough because of his personal loyalty towards him.

 

John Mitchell

Lawyer John Mitchell helped manage nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign and was Nixon’s atorney general (head of the justice department in the federal government) from 1969 until he resigned in 1972 in order to head Nixon’s committee to reelect the president in the notorious group called CREEP. He was antagonistic towards the press and was notoriously vile to anyone who tried to release anything about the watergate scandal.

 

John Dean

John Dean was Associate Deputy Attorney General to NIxon and from 1970 White House counsel. He was referred to as "master manipulator of the cover up" by the FBI. He pleaded guilty to a single felony count in exchange for becoming a key witness for the prosecution.Dean hired an attorney and began his cooperation with Watergate investigators on April 6, while continuing to work as Nixon's Chief White House Counsel, never disclosing this obvious conflict to Nixon. On April 22, Nixon requested that Dean put together a report with everything he knew about the Watergate matter and even invited him to take a retreat to camp david to do

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