Fungerende FBI-sjef under Watergate, Patrick Gray, er forferdelig skuffet over sin nestkommanderende, Mark Felt, fordi han viste seg å være Deep Throat. Men det er ikke det mest interessante. Det er avsløringen av falske telegrammer som skulle sverte John F. Kennedy og broren Edward.
John F. som var død, skulle få skylden for attentatet på Vietnams president i 1963, mens Edward skulle bakvaskes med falske brev.
But in the end, Gray said that it was White House counsel John Dean talking to the Watergate prosecutors, and not Felt, who brought down Nixon, who in August 1974 became the only U.S. president in history to resign.
Gray said Dean and John Ehrlichman handed him an envelope on June 28, 1972, saying it contained papers removed from Howard Hunt’s safe that had nothing to do with Watergate but «must not see the light of day.»
He said he did not open the envelope until months later, and found it contained false top secret cables linking the Kennedy administration to the assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963. The second set of papers were apparently false letters that could possibly have been politically damaging to Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Gray said he took the papers to his Connecticut home and burned them.
He also expressed anger at Nixon and said he wished he had never joined that administration. «I made the gravest mistake of my 88 years in making that decision.»
Nixon would send him books after Watergate, but Gray said he never responded. «I refused all contact,» he said.
«I was so hurt and so angry at this man who had not only junked his own presidency but junked the careers of so many other people, many of whom had to go to jail.» (reuters)