The Other Side of ‘Deep Throat’: He Bugged My Friends!
Greg Mitchell - December 19, 2008
NEW YORK Journalists and many others (rightly) lionizing the late W. Mark Felt, the former FBI official, for his contribution as “Deep Throat” in helping to bring down Richard Nixon, should not overlook the fact that Felt was one of the architects of the bureau’s notorious COINTELPRO domestic spying-and-burglary campaign.
He was convicted in 1980 of authorizing nine illegal entries in New Jersey in 1972 and 1973 — the very period during which he was famously meeting Bob Woodward in a parking garage. Only a pardon, courtesy of Ronald Reagan, kept him out of jail for a long term.
So the man knew a thing or two about illegal break-ins. COINTELPRO was George W. Bush’s domestic spying programs on steroids. And that’s where I come in.