The Committee for the Re-Election of the President, abbreviated CRP but often mocked by the acronym CREEP, was a fundraising organization of United States President Richard Nixon's administration. Besides its re-election activities, CRP employed money laundering and slush funds and was directly and actively involved in the Watergate scandal.[1]

CRP used US$500,000 in funds raised for the purpose to re-elect President Nixon to pay legal expenses for the five Watergate burglars after their indictment in September 1972, in exchange for their silence and perjury.[citation needed] This act helped turn the burglary into an explosive political scandal. The burglars, as well as G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, John N. Mitchell, and other Nixon administration figures, were imprisoned over the break-in and their efforts to cover it up.

The CRP was also connected, e.g. via personnel overlap, to the earlier group called the White House Plumbers.

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da:Komiteen for genvalg af præsidenten de:The Committee to Re-elect the President es:Committee to Re-elect the President fr:Comité pour la réélection du Président ja:大統領再選委員会

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