Fred Fielding, D.C. lawyer, named as Deep Throat
Now, as we know, I've thought it was Pat Buchanan for some time now.
The relevent passage regarding Fielding in John Dean's book is:
Woodward has eliminated Fred Fielding, my former deputy. I know this because Fred told me Woodward did so when he was being considered for appointment as White House counsel for President Reagan. He got the job, and -- unfortunately for those interested in Iran-Contra -- they had not hired Deep Throat.
And of course, the relevant passage responding to that in the news article is this from Prof. Gaines:
Fielding had access to FBI reports because of his close relationship to former White House special counsel John Dean. Dean spent time in prison for his own involvement in Watergate. Dean has written an e-book narrowing the list of Deep Throat's suspects to four former Nixon aides: speechwriter Raymond Price, special assistant to the president Pat Buchanan, administrative assistant Stephen Bull, and press secretary Ron Ziegler. Fielding has never made his list.
"Dean doesn't know Fielding had all of this information," Gaines said. "He knows Fielding and said it couldn't be him because he was always honest."
I want to know who Deep Throat is. Because he helped take down Nixon.
And I HATE NIXON.
Matthew Carroll-Schmidt at 2:52 PM