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Watergate Burglar E. Howard Hunt
Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt, who is making a living these days writing spy novels, thinks people who feel intelligence operatives should be gentlemen are "dainty moralists." He is shown here in a file photo on August 20, 1985. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Everette Howard Hunt, Jr. (October 9, 1918 – January 23, 2007) was an American author and intelligence officer. He worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and later the White House under President Richard Nixon. Hunt, with G. Gordon Liddy and others, was one of the White House's "plumbers" — a secret team of operatives charged with fixing "leaks." Information disclosures had proved an embarrassment to the Nixon administration when defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg sent a series of documents, which came to be known as the Pentagon Papers, to The New York Times.

Hunt, along with Liddy, engineered the first Watergate burglary. In the ensuing Watergate Scandal, Hunt was convicted of burglary, conspiracy, and wiretapping, eventually serving 33 months in prison.

In 2007 his son released an audio tape of Hunt naming President Lyndon B. Johnson and others as the orchestrators of the John F. Kennedy assassination.

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