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Burglary At The Watergate

Watergate derives its name from the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC.

Whilst is is now a term synonymous with corruption and scandal, in 1972 the Watergate was one of Washington’s plushest hotels. It also houses office complexes and residential apartments.

The Watergate Hotel

In more recent times, Watergate has been home to former Senator Bob Dole and was once the place where Monica Lewinsky laid low as the liaison that led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment became news.

It was here that the Watergate Burglars broke into the Democratic Party’s National Committee offices on June 17, 1972.

If it had not been for the alert actions of Frank Wills, a security guard, the scandal may never have erupted.

Years later, one of the burglars, Eugenio Martinez, wrote about Mission Impossible.

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Malcolm Farnsworth
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