1972年6月17日，因非法进入华盛顿特区水门大厦国家委员会总部，五名男子被捕。10月10日在《华盛顿邮报》上发表了一篇文章，称人们相信水门事件是尼克松总统的助手(哈恩，1980年)所做的。1973年1月30日，前白宫助手、前联邦调查局退伍军人詹姆斯·麦科德因水门事件被判有罪。1973年4月30日水门事件发生后，有四名助手，即白宫顾问约翰·迪安(John Dean)。H.R. Haldeman，他是一名参谋长;内政助理John d . Ehrlichman和Richard g . Kleindienst当时是尼克松总统的司法部长，从他们的职位上辞职。
1973年6月，前白宫法律顾问约翰•迪恩(John Dean)在参议院特别委员会(Senate Select Committee)面前作证，尼克松总统卷入水门事件。1973年7月，前助手亚历山大·巴特菲尔德(Alexander Butterfield)透露，自1971年以来所有白宫对话都是由尼克松总统秘密录制的。1973年8月29日，联邦法官John Sirica要求尼克松总统提交录音带供私人检查，但尼克松没有遵守同样的规定(Cook,2000)。1973年10月，尼克松因没有提交他自行编辑的录音带而提出上诉，而参议员约翰·斯坦尼斯(John Stennis,MS)也证实了同样的录音被拒绝，他被要求提交录音带。1973年10月20日，被称为“周六夜大屠杀”的Archibald Cox被美国总统尼克松(Dell ‘ orto,2012年)的命令解雇。当时的司法部长是时任司法部长的埃利奥特·理查森(Elliot Richardson)，而时任司法部副部长的威廉·鲁克尔肖(William Ruckelshaus)则辞去了职务。考克斯后来被罗伯特·博克(Robert Bork)解雇，他是副检察长。
On 17th June 1972 for illegally entering into the Domestic National Committee Headquarters in Watergate complex in Washington DC five men were arrested. On 10th October a story was published in Washington Post stated that It was believed that the Watergate burglary was done by President Nixon’s aides (Hahn, 1980). G. Gordon Liddy a former White house aide and James McCord a former FBI veteran were found guilty with five other men for Watergate scandal on 30th January 1973. After the Watergate scandal took a form of burning issue on 30th April 1973 four aides namely John Dean, White House counsel; H.R. Haldeman who was acting as a Chief of Staff ; domestic affairs assistant John D. Ehrlichman and Richard G. Kleindienst was that time an Attorney General of President Nixon resigned from their posts.
Here the topic of discussion is the ‘Watergate Scandal’ and the violations of code of conduct by the various persons involved in the case. The data collected for the discussion is collected from various academic sources.
Watergate Scandal in 1972:
President Nixon’s involvement in Watergate scandal was testified by John Dean, a former White House counsel in June 1973 before the Senate Select Committee. In July 1973 it was revealed by Alexander Butterfield a former aide that all the White House conversations since 1971 were secretly recorded by President Nixon. On 29th August 1973 President Nixon was ordered by Federal Judge John Sirica for submitting the tapes for private examination but Nixon did not complied for the same (Cook, 2000). In October 1973 Nixon’s appeal for not submitting the tapes which he edited on his own and Sen. John Stennis (D, MS) verified the same was rejected and he was ordered to submit the tapes. On 20th October 1973 popularly known as ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ Archibald Cox was fired from the post of special prosecutor on the orders of President Nixon (Dell’Orto, 2012). Instead of complying with the orders of Elliot Richardson who was Attorney General at that time and William Ruckelshaus was then the Deputy Attorney General resigned from their posts. Mr. Cox was later fired by Robert Bork, Solicitor General.