Washington marks 50 years since Watergate

As Washington hosts a series of high profile public meetings into the insurrection, the city celebrates the 50th anniversary of another political scandal.

June 17 is the half-century anniversary of Watergate, a phone tapping scandal which saw Republican President Richard Nixon impeached and later resign.

Both chapters in American history focus on similar themes – alleged abuse of presidential power, and American democracy put to the test.

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