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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 47 in a series – “…the Justice Department had used electronic eavesdropping without court authorization…”

October 24th, 2019

”The wiretapping activities—actual and suspected—of the Nixon administration had always been controversial. Under the administration’s “national security” wiretap policy, also known as the Mitchell Doctrine, the President’s men had claimed unprecedented authority to conduct electronic surveillance. Until the Supreme Court declared it illegal on June 19, 1972—two days after the Watergate arrests—the Justice Department had used electronic eavesdropping without court authorization against those suspected of domestic “subversive” activity.”

All The President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

All the presidents men 9781416527572 lg

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