resigned over an obstruction of justice charge (with some of the
legal groundwork prepared by a young Hillary Rodham). Nixon resigned
gracefully, the media declared the incident over and Gerald Ford
declared that it was time to "put the whole affair behind us and
move forward". This was done because the last thing anyone wanted in
Washington D.C. was an impeachment trial. Even Nixon's worst enemies
dared not allow it. The reasoning was simple. Sooner or later,
someone would ask the following question.
"Why, when Nixon's re-election was
a study in foregone conclusions, was it necessary to break into the
DNC headquarters at the Watergate?"
The answer to that question, never
asked by politician, never asked by a servile media, was THE dark
secret that could not be revealed; the secret that would have
brought down the entire government!
Years later, it did come out what
had been the motive for the break-in. It was connected to what Nixon
called "Hanky Panky" on the White House tapes.
The DNC had gotten copies of the
photographs taken of the three tramps in Dealey Plaza, and
identified two of them as long time Nixon henchmen E. Howard Hunt
and Frank Sturgis. This put the DNC in a position to at least
blackmail the President, if not expose him outright. This is why E.
Howard Hunt lead the break-in; it was his own ass he was trying to
The photos resurfaced as part of a
news story, and E. Howard Hunt sued the publisher, Liberty Lobby. He
lost. Attorney Mark Lane provided witnesses that placed E. Howard
Hunt in Dealey Plaza at the time that John F. Kennedy was killed.
The tramps in Dealey Plaza. The
enlargements of E. Howard Hunt is from the third frame down. The
enlargement of Frank Sturgis is from the bottom frame.
Sturgis as a tramp.
Sturgis as a Watergate burglar
E. Howard Hunt as a tramp
E. Howard Hunt as a Watergate burglar.