Skip to comments.Long-sealed Watergate documents may be released
Posted on 06/03/2012 3:40:50 PM PDT by Libloather
Long-sealed Watergate documents may be released
By JESSICA GRESKO | Associated Press Sat, Jun 2, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice says at least some materials sealed as part of the court case against seven men involved in the 1972 Watergate burglary should be released.
The agency responded Friday to a request by a Texas history professor who is seeking access to materials he believes could help answer lingering questions about the burglary that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
Luke Nichter of Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen, Texas, wrote the chief judge of the federal court in Washington to ask that potentially hundreds of pages of documents be unsealed. The judge said in a letter made public earlier this year that the professor had "raised a very legitimate question" about whether the material should remain sealed, and he ordered the Department of Justice to respond with any objections.
Justice attorney Elizabeth Shapiro wrote in a court document filed Friday that the office would not oppose the release of at least some documents.
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What would happen if a Texas professor had lingering suspicions about Barry’s birth?
I’m not surprised that some dumbass college “perfessor” is still worried about Watergate. Normal people who work for a living have moved on.
Obama's records? Not so open.
let’s compare watergate to the wholesale export of nuclear secrets and weapons tech to china under bjclinton
then compare it to fast & furious or Barry-gate
Wow. They are REALLY STRETCHING to smear Republicans. What pond scum.
Divert and distract. The idea is remind people about Nixon and the corrupt GOP. All of this is meant to help Obama.
Never could see the big deal about watergate. Political offices get broken into all the time...and robbed...and bugged....and whatever. Plain everyday politics....
That makes two of us. I always saw “Watergate” as a bunch of huffing and puffing about nothing by the political buffoons in Washington. Kind of the Seinfeld Show of politics.
I’m normal. I’m not a dumbass. I have a keen interest in history, and I would be most interested in this information.
Do you shred your kids’ childhood photos? After all, they’ve “moved on.”
If you ever figure out what the big deal was with “Watergate”, why don’t you fill the rest of us in on it. What happened at the Watergate Hotel FORTY YEARS AGO HAPPENS EVERY DAMN DAY in politics these days.
“What pond scum.”
Yep. You haven’t seen anything yet. Just wait a while.
Instead of Bush, they want to distract with Nixon.
How about we go back a little further and see if we can find the answer to some lingering questions...
...say November 1963.
Waiting for Obummer’s records to be released.
There isn’t the same level of press curiosity about LBJ’s abuses of power.
The real story within Watergate was about John Dean’s call girl friend, later his wife.
Liddy: John Dean’s wife was call girl
The wife of John Dean, Elizabeth Beiner Dean, was a prostitute before she married the President’s Chief Counsel, G. Gordon Liddy has said. Apparently, the future Mrs. Dean willingly participated in an FBI undercover operation whose goal was to bust the very call girl ring that she was involved in. Apparently, the woman had a special relationship with the Counsel to President Nixon...she would eventually become his wife.
According to Liddy, who was one of President Nixon’s Watergate “plumbers,” the Madame of the whore house in which Mrs. Dean worked could be seen in the Dean wedding photos!
Mrs. Dean’s superior in the FBI investigation, which was occurring across from the Watergate hotel: W. Mark Felt.
Yep - I wonder how that era would have been different if there had been an alternate media like we have today. NO ONE questioned or checked anything that Woodward and Bernstein reported, so we may never know if there was a Dan Rather moment in that entire scandal.
Under normal circumstances I think it would interesting to see what documents was sealed....but under this corrupt DOJ nothing is normal and who knows what distraction and other crap will be released to make political hay....
Perhaps I can help.
The DEM party was trying to blackmail members of the Republican party. Supposedly they had some 'incriminating' photographs (could it have been some Republican bigwig with a COLOMBIAN HOOKER? ( Nah, stuff like that never happens, right?) stored in a safe in a room at the Watergate Hotel.
The REP party (campaign manager) needed to know if it was true, and who it was.
So... they had some 'plumbers' (known usually as government 'operatives') break in to get the photos.
There were no photos, it was all a wild goose chase designed to catch the 'burglars' in the act, and use it against the Republican Party Candidate(Nixon).