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Nixon ordered Watergate break-in, aide says now
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Scripps Howard News Service
July 26, 2003

President Richard Nixon personally ordered the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate Hotel in June 1972, a trusted aide has now revealed, resurrecting the scandal that led to Nixon's political ruin and forced him from the nation's highest office.

Jeb Stuart Magruder, who was Nixon's assistant communications director before moving to the re-election committee, said he was privy to a telephone conversation between Nixon and John Mitchell, the campaign chairman, in which the president urged Mitchell to proceed with a break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate.

The revelation, if true, places the Watergate burglary in a new historical light. Though never concretely established, it generally was felt that Nixon was not involved in the break-in itself, only in the cover-up that occurred after the fact - an involvement that forced him to resign from office on Aug. 9, 1974.
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  -Nixon ordered Watergate break-in, aide says now pruner  Jul-26-03 07:26 PM   #0 
  - gee  Magic Rat   Jul-26-03 07:31 PM   #1 
  - yeah  Cush   Jul-26-03 07:32 PM   #2 
  - Nah. Ford was smart enough to pardon Nixon.  ih8thegop   Jul-26-03 07:37 PM   #3 
     - Ford pardoned Nixon before the 1976 election  kclown   Jul-26-03 09:10 PM   #21 
        - Proof? Source? Neil Bush wasn't convicted so he wasn't pardoned.  catzies   Jul-27-03 12:20 AM   #33 
           - Pardons can be Pre-Emptive and often are  sinookas   Jul-27-03 12:47 AM   #34 
              - Oh, ok, thanks, I didn't know that. But did Clinton pardon Neil Bush?  catzies   Jul-27-03 08:49 PM   #50 
  - Twisting Slowly in the Wind  OrdinaryTa   Jul-26-03 07:40 PM   #4 
  - Well, it did happen, anyways.  gristy   Jul-26-03 07:44 PM   #5 
  - Bush is supposed to be in charge- that is the point  CWebster   Jul-26-03 07:55 PM   #10 
  - Bush used to be Daddy's campaign enforcer.  aquart   Jul-26-03 08:04 PM   #11 
  - Don't be sure sure he's dumb just because he acts dumb.  SharonAnn   Jul-26-03 08:11 PM   #14 
  - I disagree, Bush is a crook and so is his whole family; they are like the  democrat in Tallahassee   Jul-26-03 08:13 PM   #16 
  - Nixon was a crrok, regardless  Jack Rabbit   Jul-26-03 11:13 PM   #31 
  - Magruder  JackSwift   Jul-26-03 07:47 PM   #6 
  - What kind of person would have Nixon confided *this* in?  w4rma   Jul-26-03 10:13 PM   #24 
  - Bush Personally Lied To The American People  Democat   Jul-26-03 07:47 PM   #7 
  - Gee, would've been nice  CWebster   Jul-26-03 07:48 PM   #8 
  - I Thought That It Was Clinton's Penis  Yavin4   Jul-26-03 07:50 PM   #9 
  - it was indeed  NJCher   Jul-26-03 08:10 PM   #12 
  - It WAS Clinton!  Maccagirl   Jul-26-03 08:11 PM   #13 
  - George W. Nixon  dArKeR   Jul-26-03 08:13 PM   #15 
  - I agree with you that it was Clinton's penis  Neoplatonist   Jul-26-03 08:20 PM   #17 
     - It helps to remember that...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Jul-26-03 08:52 PM   #18 
        - Damn--you don't say!!  Jackpine Radical   Jul-26-03 09:05 PM   #20 
        - Why vote for the lesser evil?  Octafish   Jul-26-03 10:08 PM   #22 
        - Every time I see that picture I think "Wilford Brimley"  Ivory_Tower   Jul-27-03 01:00 AM   #38 
           - I see it.  snippy   Jul-27-03 08:32 AM   #48 
        - Smile ...  TahitiNut   Jul-27-03 12:56 AM   #37 
  - Headline for 2031  manco   Jul-26-03 09:02 PM   #19 
  - Yep, So It Will Be 31 Years Before We Are Told  UTUSN   Jul-26-03 10:24 PM   #27 
  - NO that has to be revealed NOW!!!  Wonder   Jul-26-03 10:46 PM   #29 
  - Washington Post has it  party_line   Jul-26-03 10:09 PM   #23 
  - CONSPIRACY THEORIES ....  Wonder   Jul-26-03 10:50 PM   #30 
  - So, will we be reading/hearing in 2031 that Bush "personally ordered" ...  NotesFromAnIntrovert   Jul-26-03 10:20 PM   #25 
  - You couldn't buy better timing for this to come out!  htuttle   Jul-26-03 10:21 PM   #26 
  - The timing-- is Magruder trying to tell us something else ??  sinookas   Jul-27-03 12:53 AM   #36 
     - Or maybe BushCo is pulling out the stops  Buns_of_Fire   Jul-27-03 01:20 AM   #40 
  - What about those missing 18 minutes on those tapes?  Wonder   Jul-26-03 10:43 PM   #28 
  - This is only a mild surprise to me  Jack Rabbit   Jul-26-03 11:28 PM   #32 
  - The mainest thing that bugged me about the pardon...  TacticalPeak   Jul-27-03 01:01 AM   #39 
     - i agree. though i would have loved to see him in jail.  tomp   Jul-27-03 06:18 AM   #44 
  - Why are all men with the name of "Jeb" / "JEB" such evil-doers?  PartyPooper   Jul-27-03 12:51 AM   #35 
  - Jeb's name isn't Jeb  Jim Ryalto   Jul-27-03 01:21 AM   #41 
  - Old News  JohnnyAmerica   Jul-27-03 01:21 AM   #42 
  - This doesn't add up.  tlb   Jul-27-03 05:26 AM   #43 
  - I'm shocked ! shocked !  birdman   Jul-27-03 07:32 AM   #45 
  - G Gordon Liddy is probably having a fit  molly   Jul-27-03 07:45 AM   #46 
  - President Orders Criminal Activity - How very republican.  snippy   Jul-27-03 08:31 AM   #47 
  - Nixon dishonest?!!!!!!!!!!  govegan   Jul-27-03 10:09 AM   #49 

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