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  •  It's how Watergate played out. (5+ / 0-)
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    They forced Spiro Agnew to resign before Nixon's Impeachment charges were laid.

    Nov, 1972: Nixon wins re-election in largest landslide election in history.

    Summer 1972 to Spring 1973: Woodward & Bernstein investigate and publish series of stories on Nixon and the expanding "Watergate" investigations.

    Oct, 1973: Vice President Spiro T Agnew resigned amid allegations—unrelated to Watergate—of bribery, tax evasion and money laundering from his tenure as Maryland's governor.

    The House Judiciary Committee, opened impeachment hearings against the President on May 9, 1974, which were televised on the major networks.

    August 9, 1974: Richard Milhous Nixon resigns as US President. Historical note - the man Nixon choose to replace the resigned Agnew was a man who had spent time on the Warren Commission, the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford.

    Who, upon Nixon's resignation, became the very first person to assume the office of the US Presidency, under the terms of the 25th Amendment. Other VPs have assumed the office, following a presidential election, but all were part of the elected POTUS/VP team.


    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

    by Angie in WA State on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:15:50 PM PST

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