Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 1972

Success, at last.

It's Sunday night. Their locksmith, Virgilio Gonzelez, spent the day flying to Miami and back to get the proper equipment that they would need to get into the Democratic National Committee offices.

Third try, third method. This time it's through the garage level, taping the doors, and up to the sixth floor offices and in with Gonzalez's stuff. James McCord went to work on the telephones, installing bugs. Bernard Barker and Rolando Martinez photographed documents. Three others stood guard; one, Fielding operation veteran Felipe de Diego, did in fact run into Watergate security, but was just taken out of the building without any further investigation.

Left behind were two phone bugs, to be listened to from the Howard Johnson's across the street. It's been a long time coming, but the Committee to Re-elect finally has at least a small piece of what Liddy envisioned way back in January. As Liddy says in his book, "The Watergate entry had been successful. Or so I thought."

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