Ellsberg files burglary plan hatched

Watergate. Part 2 of 30

(Wednesday, July 28, 1971) — E. Howard Hunt, one of the Nixon White House “plumbers” — a secret team of operatives charged with fixing “leaks,” proposed to Nixon Special Counsel Charles Colson that the “plumbers” burglarize the office of psychiatrist Lewis Fielding to steal his files on Daniel Ellsberg, who had leaked the Pentagon Papers, to discredit him.

Watergate. Part 3 of 30

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