The Nation: The Tools of Watergate

THE arrested Watergate burglars were well equipped with spying and break-in gear, as shown by the tools and papers confiscated from them by Washington police. Among the items seized, counterclockwise from lower right: metal mouthpiece that disguises the voice when speaking on the telephone; Social Security card with phony name, used by Conspirator E. Howard Hunt Jr.; tape, screwdriver, pliers, flashlight and other burglar's tools. Lower left: phone numbers found on a Watergate conspirator listing Hunt's White House number. This was one of the primary clues that led police to trace the break-in plot to the White House.


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