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ˈwɔ tərˌgeɪt, ˈwɒt ər-Wa·ter·gate

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  1. Watergate, Watergate scandalnoun

    a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974


  1. Watergatenoun

    An American political scandal (beginning with a burglary in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC in 1972) that eventually led to resignation of US President Richard Nixon.

  2. watergatenoun

    a gate opening onto water, or only or mainly accessible by water.

  3. Etymology: From the name of the Watergate Hotel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Watergate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Watergate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Kate Andersen:

    As Watergate raged on, Pat Nixon spent lots of time sequestered in her room alone in the Residence. Butlers brought her breakfast and often she would only drink the coffee. People around her grew concerned about her health because it was obvious that Watergate was taking a toll and she was losing weight.

  2. Rahm Emanuel:

    My point was about the party, what party takes a person who led the party to the greatest wins in The House since the Watergate and says,' We are going to cut your knees off,' and then says,' We want to nominate somebody who didn't win' ? The House wasn't about him. I admire what he did. The House's about our party that I don't admire.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    You'd have to go back to Watergate to find something truly analogous, and we need to find away to bring back that bipartisan ethic and commitment to this investigation.

  4. Doug Jones:

    I think everything is on the table, and this January 6 committee has done a pretty good job of showing the road map and the possibilities that existed, we have never seen anything like this in this country. Watergate pales in comparison.

  5. Zoe Lofgren:

    The president -- President Nixon's misconduct related to trying to use the levers of government to hide the Watergate burglary... President Trump misconduct had to do with trying to throw the election but at least it didn't involve involving other foreign nations, if you take a look at the -- what the founding fathers were concerned about, it was the interference by foreign governments in our political system that was one of the gravest concerns. Nixon's behavior didn't fall into that range. So in that way, this conduct is more serious.

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