7. Further Abuses of Power

Nixon's bad behavior didn't end with his re-election. As the FBI continued to investigate, he worked with some of his top aides to get the CIA involved on his behalf. He hoped that CIA agents could obstruct the FBI investigation enough to cause it to stall out, thus keeping him safe from impeachment, prosecution or other consequences. This plan failed, however, and now the FBI had more serious charges to investigate, since using the CIA for personal gain was a serious abuse of presidential powers.

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