Plan to firebomb Brookings called off


Watergate. Part 2 of 30

(Sunday, July 11, 1971) — White House Counsel John Dean flew to San Clemente, California, today to tell Chief Domestic Advisor John Ehrlichman that a plan to firebomb the Brookings Institution, which was conducting a study of American involvement in Vietnam thought to be another “Pentagon Papers” covering the Nixon years, should be abandoned.  Ehrlichman called the operation off.

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