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I have always figured that there was more to Watergate, than we were ever told.

From a March 22, 1973 conversation betwen Nixon, Halderman, Mitchell, Ehrlichman, and Halderman:

Ehrlichman: John says he's sorry he sent those burglars in there, and that helps a lot.

Nixon: That's right.

Mitchell: You are very welcome sir [laughter]

Halderman: Just glad the others didn't get caught.

Nixon: Yeah, the ones we sent to Muskie and all the rest, Jackson and Hubert and uh [unintelligible]

and I went, "Whoa."

Steve Thomas

from: Emery, Fred. Watergate. Times Books, 1994, p. 278

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I have always figured that there was more to Watergate, than we were ever told.

From a March 22, 1973 conversation betwen Nixon, Halderman, Mitchell, Ehrlichman, and Halderman:

Ehrlichman: John says he's sorry he sent those burglars in there, and that helps a lot.

Nixon: That's right.

Mitchell: You are very welcome sir [laughter]

Halderman: Just glad the others didn't get caught.

Nixon: Yeah, the ones we sent to Muskie and all the rest, Jackson and Hubert and uh [unintelligible]

and I went, "Whoa."

These matters are being discussed here:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=3639

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=3457

According to an interview Segretti gave to Carl Bernstein, the main plot was to get McGovern as the Democratic Party candidate. Nixon was convinced he could beat him but was worried about Muskie. Therefore the dirty tricks campaign against Muskie. This was successful and therefore Segretti was rather confused about the motives for the Watergate break-in.

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