A third-rate burglary” at Washington’s Watergate hotel and office complex in the summer of 1972 launched a scandal that ultimately brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.
At the very center of that burglary, and ensuing Scandal, was G. Gordon Liddy, a former FBI agent who headed the the infamous White House “Plumbers” unit.
After serving prison time for his role in Watergate, Liddy wrote a book called “Will,” which became a bestseller for years to come.
In 1991 Liddy updated his book, adding new information that had been revealed in a book by two journalists,Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin, called “Silent Coup.”
As you are about to hear, Libby discovered that the Scandal that he was at the center of was not what he thought it was.
So here now, from 1991, G. Gordon Liddy.
G. Gordon Liddy died last week. He was 90.