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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:25 PM

US government releases once-secret Watergate files

Source: Associated Press

US government releases once-secret Watergate files
By The Associated Press
Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:15 p.m.

The National Archives is publishing for the first time more than 850 pages of once-secret documents from the Watergate political scandal, including privileged legal conversations and prison evaluations of some Watergate burglars. A judge decided earlier this month to unseal the material.

The files released Friday do not appear to provide any significant new revelations, but they provide context by revealing behind-the-scenes deliberations by the judge in charge of the case, U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica, along with prosecutors and defense lawyers. The files showed the judge at times discussing the case with special prosecutors and justifying his attempts to learn new facts in the case.

A federal judge unsealed the material earlier this month at the request of a Texas college history professor.

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Online:

http://www.archives.gov/research/investigations/watergate/us-v-liddy.html


Read more: http://www.goupstate.com/article/20121130/APW/1211300859



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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. A historians dream come true.

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