I know very little about what went on with water-gate, but nuts-gate was like every conspiracy k-drama came to life. They tried to pay people for their silence. Then they tried to sully the flight attendants reputation with sexual allegations. All of that wickedness just to protect the princess.
It's crazy how money can boost people's egos to the point of taking away other people's liberties.
I've noticed a lot more prosecutor/detective dramas centered on conspiracies in the government and private corporations. The general population is probably starting to get really sick of what they've had to live with all these years.