Mark Felt, ‘Deep Throat’ of Watergate, Dies at 95

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The New York Times  is reporting that William Mark Felt, SR, ‘Deep Throat’ of Watergate, dies at 95.

The World first became Aware that W. Mark Felt was Deep Throat when he revealed the truth to reporters from the front door of his home on May 31, 2005

Mark Felt, the man who helped bring down President Richard Nixon as the infamous “Deep Throat” for investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, died at his Santa Rosa home Thursday afternoon surrounded by family.

Willam Mark Felt  Sr. Biography

William Mark Felt, Sr. (born Aug. 17, 1913, died Dec. 18, 2008)[1] was a former agent of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, who retired in 1973 as the Bureau’s Associate Director. After thirty years of denying his involvement with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Felt revealed himself on May 31, 2005 to be the Watergate scandal whistleblower called “Deep Throat.”

Felt worked in several FBI field offices prior to his promotion to the Bureau’s Washington headquarters. During the early investigation of the Watergate scandal (1972–74), Felt was the Bureau’s Associate Director, the second-ranking post in the FBI. While Associate Director, Felt provided Washington Post reporter Woodward with critical leads on the story that eventually saw the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon in 1974. In 1980, Felt was convicted of the felony of violating the civil rights of people thought to be associated with members of the Weather Underground by ordering FBI agents to search their homes as part of an attempt to prevent bombings. He was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine but was pardoned by President Ronald Reagan during his appeal. In 2006, he published an update of his 1979 autobiography, The FBI Pyramid. His new book, written with John O’Connor, is titled A G-Man’s Life.

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