US government publishes once-secret Watergate court files, adds to case's historical trove

  • Article by: STEPHEN BRAUN and RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 30, 2012 - 6:07 PM

WASHINGTON - Watergate Judge John J. Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the Democratic headquarters break-in by providing the special prosecutor information from a probation report in which one of the burglars said he was acting under orders from top Nixon administration officials, according to once-secret documents released Friday by the National Archives.

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