Gonzales: FBI "Deep Throat" not likely to be prosecuted

[JURIST] Former FBI No. 2 W. Mark Felt [Wikipedia profile], also known as "Deep Throat", is not likely to be prosecuted for revealing information to reporters during the Watergate scandal [Washington Post retrospective] according to US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, speaking Friday. Felt's identity was revealed earlier this week [JURIST report] in a Vanity Fair article, but the incident occurred 30 years ago and Gonzales said the Justice Department has other priorities. While former members of the Nixon administration contend that the information Felt released was confidential, it is not certain that he actually broke any laws. AP has more.



 

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