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Saturday, January 31, 2015
The Book Archive: Video: C-SPAN's BookNotes: How Watergate Was Uncovered and Caused Richard Nixon's Downfall, From 1991
This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress
I’ll tell you how Watergate was uncovered. Ask John Dean, nah, just kidding, but John Dean is how Watergate broke. I’m not saying that Watergate wouldn’t have broken without John Dean. And I’m not talking about the Washington Watergate burglary itself, which is a local Washington police story a point that I’ve made before. The Watergate scandal that I’m talking about really needs a new name for the scandal that it was. Because the real scandal in the Nixon White House was not the Watergate burglary, because President Nixon didn’t order or organize that. And it wasn’t the coverup either.