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G. Gordon Liddy and the Phantom Polaroids

Ashton Gray

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You probably believe there were some Polaroid photos taken inside Lawrence O'Brien's office at the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate building. You probably believe that these photos had been taken as "proof" of a purported successful "first break-in" on the night of Sunday, 28 May 1972. Supposedly, G. Gordon Liddy had shown these Polaroid photos to Jeb Magruder in the CREEP offices on Monday, 29 May 1972 (which nobody seems even to have noticed was Memorial Day).

There never were any such Polaroid photos. It is a lie. It is a bald faced lie. They never existed.

I can hear the denial creeping in. I've been there.

There are no such Polaroid photos and there never were any such Polaroid photos. Have you ever seen any such Polaroid photos? No, you haven't. Why? Because they never existed.

"But the evidence was destroyed," says the creeping denial.

Really? Yes, evidence was destroyed, but it was evidence about the actual whereabouts and activities of G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, James McCord, and Alfred Baldwin on that Memorial Day weekend (which wasn't anywhere near the Watergate building in Washington, D.C.), and it didn't include any "Polaroid photos of Lawrence O'Brien's office," either.

Here is a relevant excerpt from a detailed analysis of the hopelessly clashing testimony given by the co-conspirators about the purported "first break-in" at the Watergate:

  • Polaroid photos of Lawrence O'Brien's office
    G. Gordon Liddy has stated in his biography and in sworn testimony that on Monday, 29 May (Memorial Day) 1972, he delivered to Jeb Magruder Polaroid photographs of the interior of the Watergate office of Democratic National Committee Chairman Lawrence O'Brien. Liddy says that the Polaroids had been taken by Bernard Barker on the night before, 28 May 1972, during a "successful entry" into the DNC offices at the Watergate:
    "On Monday morning, 29 May, I reported to Magruder the successful entry into Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate. For proof, I showed him Polaroid photographs of the interior of Larry O'Brien's office, taken by Bernard Barker."
    Bernard Barker testified in congressional hearings that he never was in Lawrence O'Brien's office during the "first break-in," stating that the burglars never "came to the office of the Chairman" until the "second entry" on 17 June 1972, the night the burglars were apprehended.

There were no Polaroid photos because there was no "first break-in" at all at the Watergate on Memorial Day weekend. There is not now, and never has been, a fingernail clipping's worth of physical evidence of any such break-in. There's only the hopelessly irreconcilable testimony of the co-conspirators themselves, and their patently false testimony about being in the Watergate on Memorial Day Weekend is the biggest malicious hoax ever perpetrated. One reading of the full article excerpted from above is all any reasonably prudent person needs to know that all of these men are lying to provide a fictional account of where they were and what they were doing that weekend.

It also is the real cover-up. It's the cover-up within the cover-up, the play within the play.

And the curtain hasn't come down. Yet.

Ashton Gray

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