Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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The Woodward and Bernstein Waterate Papers

The Washington Post

Segretti story : 3 Pages

10 October 1972

Bernstein and Woodward's Washington Post story exposing, for the first time, that the Watergate burglary was part of a larger program of political spying and sabotage run by the White House. The story detailed the publication of the "Canuck Letter," which falsely accused Democratic Presidential candidate Edwin Muskie of condoning ethnic slurs, and efforts by attorney Donald Segretti to recruit others to spy on and disrupt Democratic campaigns.