Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tricky Dicky Might Not Be So Tricky.....New Forensic Technology Might Unlock Missing 18 1/2 Minutes on the Watergate Tapes

Today's New York Times has an article about a forensic team that has been hired by the National Archives and Library of Congress to examine notes taken by Nixon's chief of staff H. R. Haldeman during a meeting with Nixon in the White House on June 20, 1972. This meeting occurred only three days after Nixon campaign workers were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate complex. Their conversation was erased from the Watergate Tapes before they were surrendered by Nixon to the special prosecutor. Haldeman's notes are believed to be the only surviving record of the meeting. The forensic team will study the notes to see if anything was erased that might have been damaging to the president. I will be curious to read their findings.

Check out the NY Times article here.

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