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Committee to Re-elect the President
The Committee to Re-elect the President, known to its members and supporters as CRP but to opponents as CREEP, was a Nixon White House fund-raising organization headed by John N. Mitchell, the former Attorney General. G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt were members of CRP who planned the details of the Watergate break-in. CRP funds, to the tune of 500,000 U.S. dollars, were used to pay off the five Watergate burglars after their indictment in September 1972. The link of the break-in back to the President's campaign fund-raising committee turned the burglary into an explosive political scandal. The burglars, as well as Liddy, Hunt, and Mitchell, went to prison over the break-in and their efforts to cover it up, along with other members of the Nixon Administration.
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