WATERGATE: The Spy and the All-American Boy

His face was prison-gray, his voice unemotional, his subdued presence almost indistinguishable from the wood-paneled walls of Federal Judge John J. Sirica's Washington, D.C., courtroom. Yet former CIA Agent and Intrigue Novelist E. Howard Hunt provided the first genuine surprise of the Watergate conspiracy trial. Under the brisk questioning of Assistant Special Prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste, the convicted Watergate burglar admitted that he had lied in his previous Watergate testimony no fewer than twelve times and given "evasive" answers on other occasions. Even his soon-to-be-released memoirs, Undercover, contains lies, he admitted, that...

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