A former FBI official claims he was "Deep Throat," the long-anonymous source who leaked secrets about President Nixon's Watergate cover up to The Washington Post, Vanity Fair reported Tuesday.The thing that I find interesting is that neither Woodward or Bernstein will confirm this. It could be that they want to personally talk to Felt if he is their source and confirm that it is all right to talk or Felt really isn't their source and it was more a composite of multiple sources as many have speculated for years. So while he may feel he his the source he may not be the only source that makes up "Deepthroat?
W. Mark Felt, 91, who was second-in-command at the FBI in the early 1970s, kept the secret even from his family until 2002, when he confided to a friend that he had been Post reporter Bob Woodward's source, the magazine said.
"I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat," he told lawyer John D. O'Connor, the author of the Vanity Fair article, the magazine said in a news release...Read more.
I do find it interesting that he is one of the men that Nixon thought was responsible for the leaks at the time. Nixon speculation was that Felt wanted the top job at the FBI(Felt being the number 2 man) and thought that the leaks were related to some power play. Felt in the interview reportedly refutes that.
'Deep Throat' Reportedly Comes Forward
Update 5-31-05: Woodward & Bernstein have finally confirmed late tonight. FBI's No. 2 Was 'Deep Throat'