October 26 — What a difference a year makes

  • 1972 — The Washington Post first disclosed that Attorney General of the United States, John Mitchell, personally controlled a secret fund to finance intelligence operations against Democrats during the Nixon administration. The money financed spying and sabotaging Democratic primary campaigns in 1972 and included activity such as forgery of correspondence, release of false leaks to the press and seizure of confidential campaign files.
  • 1973 — President Nixon released the 1st White House tapes on the Watergate scandal.



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