His paranoia was that he had that election so in the bag there was no good reason for the shenanigans to go on that resulted in his pending impeachment.
He beat McGovern like a rented mule.
posted on 04/10/2012 6:35:07 AM PDT
(If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
And what if the media's version of the rationale for the break in was wrong: that the implanted taps weren't for intelligence on the McGovern campaign at all but to determine whom within that office was passing secret information to the cuban legation on the US negotiating plansfor use by the North Vietnamese.
According to my sources at the time - a senior FBI officer on the morning after the discovery of the second break in - it was an FBI op coordinated by John Dean. Nixon didn't know anything about it.
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