I know G. Gordon Liddy tells the story about the DNC having connections to a Call Girl operation across the street from the Watergate Complex, but why would the CIA be involved in a domestic issue like prostitution?
Howlin, your thoughts on post #106 ???
Did you ever wonder why in all the stories they wrote and their book, Woodward and Bernstein never once trashed the CIA?
I think Ben Bradlee and Woodward ARE spooks.
I've never heard about the spies, but I thought all those guys were "retired" Cubans, am I wrong?
For one thing, the burglars were EX CIA & FBI; one (McCord, former FBI) was working for the RNC, and Liddy (former FBI) was working for CRe-EP. The other two were ex CIA (Hunt & Bernard can't remember). They knew about covert activities and what to look for but weren't acting on behalf of either government organization.
The prostitution thing was something Liddy had suggested for the Democrat Convention in '72 in Miami. He'd wanted to lure Dems onto a boat full of ladies of the evening, then catch them. He got the idea from the Dems, but the break-in had nothing to do with prostitution (on either side).
Prositution makes me think mob and that would involve the FBI
I may have an answer for that . . .
James McCord of the Watergate burglars and CREEP (Committee for the Reelection of the President) testified before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities on May 18, 1973 and was asked by Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) why the break-in was conducted. McCord replied, "Democratic national headquarters staff members" were "working closely with violence groups"
"which involved violence and demonstrations against our committee". When Senators Inouye, Lowell Weicker (R-CT), Ed Gurney (R-FL), and Howard Baker (R-TN) asked for more detail, in each case McCord repeated the "violence" reference but specifically and only -- named the "Vietnam Veterans Against the War", accusing them as "a violence-oriented group" (Hearing pages 180, 200, 201, 223-24 and elsewhere, May 18 and 22 testimony).