Great Mystery of the 1970s: Nixon, Watergate and the Huston Plan
"The CNN documentary series “The Seventies” is a wonderful exercise in putting a tumultuous decade in perspective. This June 17 marks the 43rd anniversary of the Watergate break-in.
Enough time has passed to have a well-grounded perspective on the fall of Richard Nixon. What historians agree on is that the break-in itself was less significant than the web of improprieties and illegalities the investigation into the burglary uncovered. What started as a routine FBI investigation and prosecution by the U.S. attorney – that became U.S. vs. Liddy et al. – metamorphosed into a bizarre unraveling of events.
Brinkley, Douglas, and Luke A. Nichter, “Great Mystery of the 1970s: Nixon, Watergate and the Huston Plan,” CNN.com, June 17, 2015. https://www.cnn.com/2015/06/17/opinions/brinkley-nichter-nixon-watergate-huston-plan/index.html