Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Deep Throat Comes Clean

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Deep Throat Comes Clean

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Byline: By Victoria Ward

Former top FBI official Mark Felt, who has unmasked himself as the Deep Throat source who helped bring down President Richard Nixon, "knew he was taking a monumental risk", investigative reporter Bob Woodward said today.

The revelation of the Watergate informer solves a mystery that has captivated the US capital for more than three decades.

As news of his identity broke, Felt, 91, stood at his front door in Santa Rosa, California, and grinned, waving to onlookers as he leaned gingerly on a walking frame.

His daughter Joan said he was relieved he could finally tell the truth and said the family was "very proud" of him.

Washington Post journalists Woodward and Carl Bernstein said in a statement: "Mark Felt was Deep Throat and helped us immeasurably in our Watergate coverage."

Woodward, now an assistant managing editor at the newspaper, said: "Mark Felt at that time was a dashing grey-haired figure. We've kept that secret because we keep our word. …

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