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"All the President's Men"

All the presidents' men begins on June 17 1972 when five burglars broke into the Democratic National headquarters, located at the Watergate Hotel. Most of the Newspapers disregarded the story as just another break in but two reporters for the Washington post stuck with the story till the End.

The actors Dustin Hoffman and, Robert Redford play two reporters by the names of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. They realized that this break in was somehow involved in the upcoming election but they did not know how. Their first move was to follow where the money for the break in came from. The Money led them to find a safe full of money that was to go to the Re-election of President Nixon. This Money came from the Committee to re-elect the president or CRP for short. Woodward and Bernstein found out that CRP was performing illegal activities to re-elect the president and high white house officials were involved in the planning of their activities.

Woodward and Bernstein talked to Hugh Sloan. Hugh Sloan had control over the money in the safe at CRP. Woodward and Bernstien found Sloan by tracing a check that one of the buglers had in their possession. Sloan told them that Five High-ranking officials in the White House had control over the money in the safe but he would not give names. He also told them that the money went to political sabotage.

Woodward and Bernstein next move was to interview CRP sectaries and find out whatever Information they could on the officials at CRP. One Secretary mentioned the Name of Donald Segretti. She said there were many Checks written out to Segretti. So their next goal was to contact Segretti and figure out how he got the money and where he spent it. Woodward and Bernstien could not get a hold of Segretti very easily but when they did they found a wealth of information on CRP.

Segretti told Woodward and Bernstien that CRP paid him to hire men to sabotage the McGovern Campaign. He told them some of the Tactics CRP would use was the Handing out of Campaign literature written by CRP that made the Democrats look like racists. CRP would also give Democrat supporter's wrong information about Rally's for the Democratic nominee and order pizzas and liquor to democratic campaign rallies. Woodward and Bernstien would later find there had been political sabotage tracing back to JFK.

Woodward and Bernstein were then contacted by a reliable source named Deep Throat. Deep Throat gave them information on who had control of the money in Sloan's safe. He pointed them to two high ranking official that were thought to be the masterminds of the break in and of other CRP actions of political sabotage. Their names were Bob Hadleman and John Ehrlichman. Deep throat also said the attorney general John Mitchell was also somehow involved.

As Woodward and Bernstien were having there articles published about Watergate the White House was denying any involvement in the Watergate break in and denying the CRP safe which held money that went to political sabotage. The White House also claimed that the post was only publishing story's that helped Democrats and never published stories about political sabotage on the republican campaign. They also claimed the post was sabotaging the republican campaign by writing these stories.

An investigation into Watergate was starting and in the beginning Woodward and Bernstien had their doubts that the whole truth would not be revealed. They felt the investigation was a joke. None of the names in one of the burglars' phone book were check. No leads followed up and many questions were left unanswered by the FBI's investigation. This is when Woodward and Bernstein began meeting with Deep throat and continued to write articles about White House involvement in Watergate.

The 1972 approached and ended with Richard Nixon the victor with one of the biggest political landslides in US History. It showed that the post's articles about the Break in at the Watergate and supposed government

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