Watergate Tapes – Archived Posts
- Jun 23, 1972: The Smoking Gun TapeTranscript and audio of the Smoking Gun Tape. This was one of the tapes released by Nixon on order of the Supreme Court. It revealed that Nixon had ordered a cover-up of the Watergate break-in just six days after the burglary. This is the tape that caused Nixon’s congressional support to melt ...
- Jul 16, 1973: Alexander Butterfield Reveals Existence Of White House TapesVideo and audio of Alexander Butterfield’s appearance before the Senate Watergate Committee. Butterfield confirmed the existence of an Oval Office taping system in the White House. The hunt for the tapes that ultimately precipitated Nixon’s resignation began from this moment.
- Apr 29, 1974: Nixon’s Third Watergate SpeechFull text and video of President Richard Nixon’s third address to the nation on Watergate. In the address, Nixon released edited transcripts of the White House Oval Office tapes dealing with Watergate.
- Jul 24, 1974: United States v. NixonFull text of the US Supreme Court decision in the Watergate tapes case: United States v. Nixon
- Jan 23, 2005: Rose Mary Woods, Nixon Secretary, Dies, 87Rose Mary Woods, Nixon’s personal secretary during Watergate, has died, aged 87. Woods was supposedly responsible for the famous missing 18 and a half minutes from a White House tape recording.
- Dec 26, 2006: Gerald Ford, President Following Watergate, Dies, 93Gerald Rudolph Ford, the 38th President of the United States, died today, aged 93. Ford was the oldest ever ex-president and the only man to assume the presidency without being elected. This page contains a May 1973 White House tape recording of Ford and Nixon discussing Watergate.