Five myths about the Watergate scandal and its aftermath.
With all the talk of secret tapes and special prosecutors, all the speculation about coverups and abuses of power, comparisons between the scandals plaguing the Trump administration and the scandal that ultimately brought down Richard Nixon abound. Yet more than 40 years on, myths and misconceptions about the Watergate breakin and its massive political ramifications remain. Here are five of the most persistent.
Richard Nixon won reelection by a landslide in 1972. But when the Watergate break-in was planned, the polls were relatively close.