Robert Merritt discusses the Watergate break-in from an insider’s perspective

Eben Rey interviews Robert Merritt, a confidential informant for the New York Police Dept’s Intelligence Division with unique knowledge about the Watergate burglaries.

Born in West Virginia on June 27, 1944, Robert “Butch” Merritt holds no punches in talking about his past, such as his escape from his unhappy home in the late 1960s and his affiliation with the gay/bisexual communities.

Now living in New York City, Merritt has worked for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department, the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, the ATF, the Manhattan District Attorney, and the U.S. Attorney for New York City. Besides co-authoring “Watergate Exposed” with attorney Douglas Caddy, he has written a new book, Valor Without Honor, which can be ordered by phone by calling him directly at (646) 670-9518.

Robert Merritt and the Scandal That Dare Not Speak Its Name
By Jim Hougan
Reposted on
July 19, 2011
Nearly 40 years after the Watergate arrests, a former police spy has published a book in which he makes extraordinary claims about the FBI’s COINTEL program and, just as sensationally, the supposed dismantling of the Nixon Administration by a Pentagon spy-ring.

Watergate Exposed [Kindle Edition]
Book by Robert Merritt and attorney Douglas Caddy

Coast To Coast AM: Watergate Incident & Jordan Codices 4-30-2011
In the first hour, confidential informant Robert Merritt argued that Nixon and the Watergate burglars were set up by rogue elements in the government. Merritt revealed that he had learned about plans for the break-in from a man who worked the telephone switchboard at Columbia Plaza (a complex next to the Watergate Hotel).

According to Merritt, this person had overheard a phone call in which the parties spoke of a plan to destroy the president. Merritt said he shared details of the break-in with his roommate, a detective and military operative who, in turn, used the information to set-up the burglars. “I believe that if it were not for me, there would have been no Watergate [scandal],” he noted.

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