Deep Throat Identity Confirmed
Identity of Deep Throat Confirmed...Now For His Motive...W. Mark Felt wanted to become FBI director. President Nixon and his closest aides thought that ambition might make Felt the ideal person to sidetrack an FBI investigation into the Watergate burglary.They couldn't have been more wrong.Rather than helping shield Nixon, Felt became the best-known anonymous source in history. As "Deep Throat," he was a key figure in the scandal that eventually led to Nixon's resignation.
Information was traveling from Felt, the No. 2 official at the FBI, to the news columns of The Washington Post via reporter Bob Woodward, snippets from a criminal investigation that led ultimately to the president... Link