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The Identity of Deep Throat

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The Identity of Deep Throat Watergate is perhaps one of the biggest political scandals in American History. Even more, the identification of Watergate's deep throat has remained a mystery for over 25 years. There are only three people besides Deep Throat himself that know his identity: Bob Woodward (Post reporter), Carl Bernstein (Post Reporter), and Ben Bradlee (Former Executive editor of the Washington Post). However, upon Deep Throat's death Bob Woodward will reveal his identity after decades of speculation. It is my belief that Deep Throat is none other than L. Patrick Gray III. Not only did Gray fit the physical portrait of Deep Throat but other clues such as reason, knowledge, location, and timing pointed in his direction. To understand all that is Watergate and uncovering Deep Throat's identity I must first offer general background information about the Watergate scandal and Gray's unique entry into the mystery. Almost immediately after J. Edgar Hoover's strange death, Attorney General Richard Kleindienst called Assistant to the Director John Mohr and informed him to secure Hoover's private office. However, what should have concerned Kleindienst at the time was not Hoover's office but Helen Gandy's office. Her office contained Hoover's controversial files. Clyde Tolson and Helen Gandy were already preparing to destroy certain files including the "D list" files. ...read more.

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told L. Patrick Gray to "deep six" the contents of the safe of Howard Hunt. Gray took home the materials and burned Watergate related documents. Gray who also worked with John W. Dean III, White House Counsel, cancelled an FBI interview with lawyer Miguel Ogarrio, stating that it would harm CIA operations in Mexico. Nixon and H.R. Halderman (White House Chief of Staff) ordered CIA deputy director Vernon Walters to keep the FBI's investigation out of Mexico. Even more, three FBI officials confronted Gray and complained about what they viewed as odd behavior and interference with the Bureau's Watergate investigation. What is most interesting is the term "deep six" relating to "deep throat". Although deep throat was a popular pornographic movie in the 70's, Deep Throat and deep six both have a correlation to L. Patrick Gray. Deep six was the code to Gray to destroy Hunt's documents and deep throat is what many have speculated to be L. Patrick Gray. Either in regards to validity or suspicions the correlation is very strong. However, according to Lisa Todorvich, what is known about the identity of Deep Throat is the following information2: * One person * Male Gendered * Confirmed and denied reports * Dubbed Deep Throat from Howard Simons after a popular Porn movie * Smokes heavily * Drinks scotch * Held a extremely sensitive position in the Executive ...read more.

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Gray had the inside scoop from every angle (FBI and Deep six). On June 19th two days after the break-in Woodward received information that Howard Hunt was definitely involved in Watergate. The only way he could have known anything about Howard Hunt was through Gray who was apart of "Deep six". Curiously, before Gray was appointed he inquired about the J. Edgar Hoover's "D list" files. Also not even a month into his position did the news about Watergate break. After Watergate, Gray withdrew his name from Senate consideration to be permanent Director and resigned from the FBI on April 27, 1973. Gray was indicted in 1978 for approving other break-ins during the Nixon administration. However, according to John Herber, the government later dropped and pardoned Gray3. Recently, according to Kathleen Hayden, Bob Woodward appeared on NBC's Today4 show. He explained how he and Deep Throat still remain friends and upon Deep Throat's death he would reveal his Identity. Other expected candidates of Deep Throat like Cord Meyer and William Colby died several years ago and Woodward never stepped forward. Meaning Deep Throat must still be alive after all these years. Gray is now in his late 70's and Bob Woodward has yet to reveal the greatest mystery in the Watergate scandal. 1Bardsley, Marilyn.The Files.Copyright 1999< http://www.crimelibrary.com/hoover/hooverfiles.htm> 2Todorovich, Lisa. Deep Throat Suspect.Copyright1997<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/watergate/deept.htm> 3Herber, John. In Three Decades, Nixon Tasted Crisis and Defeat, Victory, Ruin and Revival.Copyright1999 <http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/06/14/specials/nixon-obit2.html> 4 Hayden,Kathleen.Watergate.copyright1997<http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1997/gen/resources/watergate/deepthroat/> ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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