Chapter . Prologue: I Cover the Watergate: From Nixon to Nikon

Prologue: I Cover the Watergate: From Nixon to Nikon

John Mitchell (1973).

“He’s the quiet sort, and yet you get a feeling if you step out of line you’d get your teeth kicked down your throat.”—Born to Kill (1947)

I was hanging around waiting for the big cheese to show. Turns out the chief law enforcement officer in the land was on the wrong side of the law. He’d dipped his hand in some very nasty business and was front page news in every paper in the country. The attorney general of the United States, John Mitchell, was starting to look like just another crook—a common bagman in cahoots with a gang of burglars bent on heisting the U.S. ...

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