CHAPTER SEVEN WATERGATE REVISITED: THE CIA’S WAR AGAINST NIXON THE INCIDENT: The Watergate burglars broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters on June 17, 1972, were taken into custody by police, and discovered to have ties to the Nixon White House.
THE OFFICIAL WORD: President Nixon authorized the breakin, along with other “dirty tricks,” and then covered this up, leading to his resignation on August 9, 1974, before he could be impeached.
MY TAKE: Nixon was involved in a power struggle with the CIA, trying to pry loose what their files contained on the Kennedy assassination. He was taken down by “double agents” who were actually working for the CIA, who intentionally got themselves caught. Many of the Watergate cast track back to who killed JFK.
“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” —George Orwell
At this point in my life, I guess the word “astounding” should not be used, because I’ve been astounded by so many other things. But it was astounding to