Conspirators Judicial Richard Nixon Archibald CoxThe Watergate Seven John Sirica-Charles Colson L. Patrick Gray-John Ehrlichman-H.R. Hardeman Informants-Gordon C. Strachan W. Mark Felt a.k.a-Robert Mardian (“deep throat”)-Kenneth Parkinson-John N. Mitchell
BackstoryThe case presented wasbased on an ongoinginvestigation that startedin 1972. It was the 1972Presidential electionbetween GeorgeMcGovern and PresidentNixon. On June 17th fivemen were arrested at theWatergate Hotel afterattempting to bug theheadquarters of theDemocratic NationalConvention.
After investigation bythe media and a grandjury, it was revealed that He tried to use his powerHigh-level white house of “executive privilege” to withhold the tapes fromofficials were involved in the courts. This attemptthe orchestration of the was unsuccessful andevent and that even Nixon resigned beforeNixon was involved in impeachment was filed. Hethe cover-up. Nixon’s was pardoned from allattorney general criminal offenses bysubpoenaed him for tapes President Gerald Fordthat were said to including those againstincriminate him in the him because of Watergate.scandal.
Chief Justice Warren BurgerAssociate justices William Douglas William Brennan William Rehnquist Potter Stewart Byron White Thurgood Marshall Harry Blackmun Lewis Powell
The outcome of this case was an 8– 0 verdict. Richard Milhous Nixon was foundThe precedent set was that thepresident is not above the law.