Garment Claims John Sears Was Deep Throat

Buy This Watergate Book - Click Here NOW!Deep Throat was John Sears, according to a new book by Leonard Garment.

Sears was in his 30s during Watergate. He was a campaign worker for Richard Nixon who went to work in the White House, later becoming a Republican Party strategist, working for Ronald Reagan in his failed 1976 bid and then again in 1980.

The allegation by Garment is denied by Sears. It is also denied by Bob Woodward, the journalist who met with Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal.

Garment succeeded John Dean as the White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon.

Watergate 25 Years Later: Barry Sussman

Barry Sussman was an editor at the Washington Post during Watergate.

Myths and Collusion

by Barry Sussman

1. The Myth of Deep Throat

The most frequently-asked Watergate question is, “Who is Deep Throat?” I was the Washington Post’s editor in charge of the Watergate coverage and I still get asked that a lot, even though it is a quarter-century since the break-in at Democratic headquarters.

That’s the power of myth: Over the years an anonymous bit player, a minor contributor, has become a giant. [Read more…]