Plumbers' Plot

Pincus, Walter
March 1974
New Republic;3/9/74, Vol. 170 Issue 10, p15
Focuses on the implication of the disclosed Pentagon papers, which have been maneuvered by intelligence officer Daniel Ellsberg, for the administration of President Richard Nixon and the national security issues in the U.S. Opinion that pro-Democratic federal bureaucrats hostile to President Richard Nixon would be tempted to imitate Ellsberg and slip newsmen potentially embarrassing tips on domestic and national security policies; Views expressed by various politicians that this has been attempt to seal off any leaky spots in the government; Confirmation on future disclosures following the Ellsberg precedent; Impact of the administration's response on the Watergate investigation.


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