Nixon wanted a big win in the 1972 election. To learn if the Democrats had any dirt on him, and who their big donors were, his campaign committee burglarized the Democratic National Committee office at the Watergate apartments. During the second burglary on June 17, 1972, the burglars were arrested. They were part of a group Nixon called The Plumbers (because they stopped leaks) who had also broken into the office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers leaker. This illegal activity might come to light as well. He paid hush money to the low-level burglars to keep quiet. They demanded more and more money. Due to pressure from the judge on the burglary case , Judge John Sirica. one of the burglars, James McCord, spilled the beans. The Coverup was even worse than the burglaries. Hearings were held summer 1973. On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted in a televised session 27-11 for articles of impeachment. On August 9, 1974, Nixon resigned rather than be impeached by the full House. Myrrh drew these portraits while watching them on black and white TV, matching the colors to people’s personalities. Scroll LEFT to learn who these people are.