Mark Felt (Liam Neeson) was the FBI agent and Deputy Director who became known as “Deep Throat” and shone a light on the Watergate scandal, which forced the then American President Richard Nixon to resign, after evidence came to light over Nixon’s involvement.
Watergate was the hotel where the Democratic National Committee (DMC) Headquarters was and Nixon ordered his foot soldiers to break in and get information on the 17th June 1972, at the Watergate Office Building in Washington D.C., which backfired as the Nixon burglars where interrupted and the scandal went global, which was a huge embarrassment to Richard Nixon.
Mark Felt passed on information to The Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward (Julian Morris) and Carl Bernstein both of whom were investigating the burglary of Democrats HQ at Watergate in 1972.
Obliviously this became a real-life political thriller with Nixon’s team going on the offensive to quell rumours of President Nixon’s personal involvement f trying to get secret information or political dirt to reduce the power and hold over the Nixon administration.
It shows the bitter rivalry of the two main American political parties, which is prevalent today.
Another interesting outlook is that the President’s Office in The White House is removed from the lower and upper houses of the day-to-day political jostling that goes on and in a way The White House has to defend itself and whoever is the President of the United States of America from opposition forces from Congress or the Senate.
In fact, not only did it force the President [Nixon] to resign, but it led to the defeat of the South Vietnamese, because the Vietnamese ceasefire held because the North Vietnamese communist regime was scared that President Nixon would have used nuclear weapons against them if they invaded the South.
When Nixon resigned the ceasefire collapsed and the North Vietnamese Army and Vietcong defeated the weaker ill-disciplined South Vietnamese and entered Saigon in 1975.
Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached and could keep his ‘tapes’ he made while in The White House from the American government, which may have caused distress not to Nixon, buthose he secretly recorded.
One thing to remember is that Richard Nixon opened dialogue between the United States and Communist China in the 1970s, and he lessened the hostility between the old Soviet Russian regime.
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House is available on Amazon PrimeVideo.