June 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the June 1972 Watergate break-in. This is President Richard Nixon's first televised speech about Watergate, almost a year later in April 1973. From the White House, he announced the resignation of several members of his administration including Assistant to the President H.R. Haldeman, Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs John Ehrlichman, Attorney General Richard Kleindienst, and Counsel to the President John Dean, along with the appointment of a new Attorney General, Elliot Richardson. President Nixon resigned in August 1974.