The Watergate scandal
Back in May 1972, five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters that was located in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. They were there to bug office phones and steal some of the most confidential documents.
A month later, the spies were successfully arrested, as they came in a second time. However, authorities discovered after a while that these men were actually sent by President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign.
Even if the population had suspicions, Nixon managed to get re-elected to serve his second term, after denying being involved in the scandal. However, it wasn’t enough, as The Washington Post managed to expose the president’s cover-up of the Watergate crimes, as an anonymous whistleblower from the FBI told everything.