By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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Watergate Judge John J. Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters by providing the special prosecutor information from a probation report in which one of the burglars said he was acting under orders from top Nixon administration officials, according to once-secret documents released Friday by the National Archives.
Forty years of investigation, reporting, trials, debate and historical research have yielded no simple answer to how a clumsy raid of an office in the Watergate building that Nixon's spokesman termed a "third-rate burglary" became a titanic constitutional struggle and led to his resignation.