Judge Orders Some Watergate Records Unsealed

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Documents that were sealed in the 1970 Watergate court case were ordered to be released by a Washington judge on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth said in his order that certain information being requested by a Texas history professor should be unsealed. The professor, Luke Nichter of Texas A&M University, stated that the records could help reveal the motivation behind the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee's headquarters.

The break-in ultimately lead President Nixon to resign from office.

"One of the things about being a historian is you're always filling in gaps in your knowledge," Nichter said. "There "are still so many unanswered questions about Watergate."


Washington Post by Associated Press

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