The Corruption within The Nixon White House

The Corruption within The Nixon White House

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The corruption in the Nixon White house was perverse. President Richard Nixon becomes president of the United States of America after a long struggle and compilation of the enemies. The white house was no longer white in the U. S during the reign of Nixon as the new boss of the citizens. The incident at the Watergate marked a new era in the ruling and control of the United States of America. The Watergate was raided by some men with the intention of taking some files. However, the men were arrested and then arraigned in the police custody under the investigation department (Harriger, 2008). The attempt to close-up the study of the robbers by President Nixon opened up a new level of white house corruption by the top leaders. The incident was perverse, but unfortunately, the investigation department did not consider the orders of Nixon, and they went ahead with the inquiry, and they requested for the tape from the president. The president released the tape trying to seek for his innocence from the public. However, the different expectation occurred as the people issue an impeachment motion for the president.

President Richard Nixon committed some crimes when he entered an office. When we trace back the history of Richard Nixon, we realize that he made some enemies and when he entered the office, vengeance was at his door at all times. The first crime was in the incident that occurred at Watergate when President Nixon arranged or perhaps masterminded the whole operation. As mentioned above, he sent some men to raid the premise and pick some documents which failed due to the arrest of the people. The text crime happened when President Nixon attempted to cover up the crime committed by the young men by trying to stop the investigation process. The following crime, was when he fired the special Watergate prosecutor called Archibald Cox and went ahead to force his Attorney General together with the Deputy Attorney General to resign and leave office due to the failure to support his crime scene cover up (Harriger,2008). These crime rates lead to his resignation and end of his ruling as the president of the United States of America.

The ultimate resignation

The supreme court of the united stated America was eager to execute justice and was not in the position of covering up the injustice or perhaps the crime rates committed by the top leaders of the society with a strong political network. Due to the powers of the Supreme Court, they were able to request for the tape from President Nixon who tried to lag in the delivery of the video. However, he released the tape, and this assisted the court in completing the allegations against the President especially in the case at Watergate. Moreover, in July 1974, the house of representative issued an impeachment motion and voted to remove President Nixon out of white house. He was impeached for the crimes of injustice, abuse of power, cover-up, and some constitution violations. These led to his resignation on August 8 and his last reign as the president while facing guilt to clear with the public (Harriger, 2008).

President Gerald Ford took office in August 1974 and said that the nightmare in America is over in his speech. This statement earned him a lot of favor from the American citizens, and hence his thrive in the political network. However, the opposite happened when the support was withdrawn when he decided to pardon the Nixon of all the crimes he might have committed while in office. The public reacted harshly towards this even by suspecting that the event was planned when Nixon chose Ford to be his vice president. These reactions indicated the concern of the people in the political systems (Erler, 2007).


 Erler, H. A. (2007). Executive Clemency or Bureaucratic Discretion? Two Models of the Pardons Process. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 37(3), 427-448.

Harriger, K. J. (2008). The Law: Executive Power and Prosecution: Lessons from the Libby Trial and the US Attorney Firings. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 38(3), 491-505.