- A burglary in 1972 led to an extensive coverup that brought down the Nixon adminstration
- Nixon White House Counsel John Dean says we must not forget the abuses involved in Watergate
John W. Dean, former counsel to the president during the Nixon White House, is the author of 14 books, most recently "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It." Dean also writes a biweekly column for Verdict at Justia.com. Watch John Dean being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer in the 6 p.m. hour Wednesday and see the story of Watergate on CNN's "The Seventies" at 9 p.m. ET Thursday. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Watergate was a complex and difficult story to cover from the start, first for journalists and then historians, but it is understandably considered the mother of all modern political scandals.