On their findings but the government denies

On June 19, 1972, a security guard at the Watergate complex notices a door of one of the offices open and alerts the cops. The police arrive and arrests five burglars in the Democratic National Committee headquarters office. The next morning, Bob Woodward, a junior reporter, goes down to the courthouse to investigate this case. He notices that even though none of the burglars have made any calls, they already have a local attorney. Another reporter finds a note in one of the burglar’s notebooks containing the name of a White House employee. Woodward partners up with Carl Bernstein and they begin to investigate further. Woodward gets an anonymous source who calls himself “Deep Throat” and he meets him in a parking garage, where he is told to “follow the money.” The money trail leads to the Committee to Re-Elect the President, CREEP, whose task is to secure re-election for current president Richard Nixon, using any means necessary. After receiving a list of all of the CREEP employees and reaching out to them, the only person who will talk is the former bookkeeper for CREEP. She however only reveals the initials of the high-ranking officials involved but Woodward and Bernstein manages to figure out the identities of these men and get other sources to confirm it. The money trail leads to H.R. Haldeman, Nixon’s chief of staff and the two reporters write a report about their findings but the government denies everything. On top of that, Woodward and Bernstein is unable to get any of their sources to reveal themselves, creating a bad reputation for the Washington Post. Nevertheless, Ben Bradlee, the national news editor of the Washington Post, believes in them and allows them to keep investigating. Bernstein meets with Deep Throat and he finally confirms that Haldeman is the man behind the break-in. This is enough for Woodward and Bernstein to write their story, which gets published on January 20, 1973. After a year, Nixon resigns and everyone involved in the Watergate scandal is punished.