The burglary happened 50 years ago, being the most remarkable political crime in the history of the U.S. That early morning, June 1972, five thieves were arrested with the discovery of wiretapping gadgets installed inside the Watergate complex.
The film includes the unbelievable Oval office conversations privately recorded by President Richard Nixon, along with Haldeman's thoughts recorded in his secret audio diaries. Strong firsthand information from several of Nixon administration assistants provides shocking new details.
Dwight Chapin reflects on his era as the President's assistant and the almost eight months he stayed in federal prison for outlaws related to Nixon's 'dirty deals' campaign. Stephen Bull also recounts the poignant and painful last hours at Nixon's side as he chose to resign from office- being the first American President to do that.
What was perceived as a mere robbery became an exceptional tale of scandal and crime, leading to the President's dismantling.