WATERGATE: For Three, Sufficient Punishment

In confinement at Maryland's Fort Holabird, John Dean got a telephone call from his attorney, Charles Shaffer. "Are you sitting down?" Shaffer asked. "No," said Dean. "Sit down." Dean did. Said Shaffer: "You're free."

Elated, but unable to reach his wife Mo in California because he had told her to keep their ever-ringing home phone off its hook, Dean began packing. He did so casually, since his fellow prisoner Jeb Stuart Magruder was near by, and Dean felt awkward about being released while Magruder remained confined. Then Magruder, too, was summoned to the...

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