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He hid the truth, even from his family, for decades. Now, a former number two man at the FBI has gone public with an interview in "Vanity Fair" magazine, and says he is Deep Throat.
As for Carl Bernstein, who with Bob Woodward broke the stories in the Washington Post that brought the Watergate Scandal to light, he would neither confirm nor deny that Felt is Deep Throat.
Bernstein did say, "As in the past with articles and books, we're not going to say anything this time. When the person (who is Deep throat) is deceased we will identify him. We have a real responsibility to our sources and in this case to the source known as Deep Throat."
Woodward has said in repeated interviews that the identity of Deep Throat will be kept confidential until Deep Throat dies, or until Deep Throat agrees to let his name be made public.
Generally acknowledged to be the two leading candidates are W. Mark Felt and Fred Fielding.
W. Mark Felt
W. Mark Felt was the third highest official in the FBI at the time of Watergate. James Mann, who had worked at the Post at the time of Watergate and was close to the investigation, brought a great deal of evidence together in a 1992 article in Atlantic Monthly that fingered Felt and convinced many. He argued that the information Deep Throat gave Woodward could only have come from FBI files. Felt was also embittered at having been passed over for the Director General position and the FBI in general was hostile to the Nixon administration. In previous unrelated articles Woodward had made clear he had a highly placed source at the FBI and there is some evidence he was friends with Felt. Felt was Richard Nixon's personal candidate as Deep Throat.
Bernstein's son blurted to others that Felt was Deep Throat many years ago.
Bob Woodward confirms ex-FBI official Felt was Watergate's 'Deep Throat'
Washington Post says former FBI official W. Mark Felt was source for leaked secrets about Nixon's Watergate coverup. Confirmation comes after published admission.
David Von Drehle
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
Mark Felts himself has also identified himself as being Deep Throat.
I actually thought we would never learn the true identity of Deep Throat.
This will be a day that goes down in the history books.