Forty-five years ago, Watergate went from being an office building to synonymous with the biggest scandal in U.S. political history.

“Police arrest five burglars inside Democratic National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex,” Tim Farley recalled during an edition of POTUS History Capsule.

Much of the revelations surrounding the Watergate scandal came to light because of reporting by The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein with the help of their source, Deep Throat.

The break-in, which took place on June 17, 1972, would lead to the resignation of Pres. Richard Nixon on Aug. 9, 1974.

The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley airs weekdays at 6 am ET on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. (Ch. 124)

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