Gordon Liddy

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The undercover agent convicted for his role in the Watergate conspiracy has died.

G. Gordon Liddy, a former FBI agent, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary, and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate break-in.

He was part of a team of Republican operatives under President Richard Nixon and was tasked with gathering intelligence that could undermine Nixon’s Democratic opponents.

But the break-in of the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate building in June 1972 to bug the place failed, leading to an investigation and Nixon’s resignation.

Liddy spent four years and four months in prison, according to the AP.

Liddy’s son, Thomas P. Liddy, confirmed his death to The Washington Post. He did not give a cause of death, but said it was not related to COVID-19. 

Gordon Liddy has said that he was proud of his role in Watergate, the AP reported. He once said: “I am proud of the fact that I am the guy who did not talk.”

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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