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A building in Washington, DC, housing the offices of the Democratic Party, the scene of a bungled bugging attempt by Republicans during the US election campaign of 1972. The attempted cover‐up and subsequent enquiry caused a massive political scandal, gravely weakened the prestige of the government, and finally led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in August 1974 to avoid impeachment (he was subsequently pardoned by the new President, Gerald Ford).

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