April of 1973 was a crucial month in the unraveling of the convoluted Watergate scandal, which eventually shook Richard Nixon's presidency to its foundation and led to his resignation. This cover by caricaturist Jack Davis offered as good a summation of what happened that month as any single picture could. Beginning with James McCord, who had been part of the Nixon reelection campaign's scheme to wiretap the Democrats' Watergate offices in 1972, many of the finger-pointing individuals seen here had said things to the press and in legal proceedings that implicated all of them in a host of unlawful actions related to the wiretapping. The men surrounding Nixon in Time's cover commentary on this extraordinary news saga are (clockwise from upper left): James McCord, Jeb Magruder, H. R. Haldeman, John Dean, John Mitchell, and former Secretary of Commerce Maurice Stans. Ultimately, all were convicted of wrongdoing in Watergate.