G.Gordon Liddy, Watergate Mastermind, dies at the age 90

source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

The mastermind of the Watergate theft and host of the radio talk show, Gordon Liddy was released from prison on Tuesday at the age of 90.

His son, Thomas Lidddy, confirmed the death but did not give a cause, adding that he did not belong to CoVID-19.

A former FBI agent and former Army lady have been convicted of conspiracy, theft and illegal wire stripping for her role in the Watergate burglary, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He spent four years and four months in jail, including more than 100 days in secluded jail.

"He said to do this on several occasions for my president," he said years later.

After his release, Liddy became the host of a successful, usually interesting radio talk show. He also labored as an actor and executive security expert.

Under Nixon, as a political operative and a radio personality, Liddy was clear and controversial. The Liddy recommended killing political enemies, bombing left-wing think tanks, and abducting protesters. His White House colleagues ignored such suggestions.

In June 1972, a break in one of his projects at the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building was approved. The theft came as a shock, leading to the 1974 investigation, cover-up, and Nixon's resignation.

Liddy was also accused in September 1971 of conspiracy to steal the secret history of the Vietnam War from the psychologist Daniel Ellsberg, a psychologist known as the Pentagon Papers.

After his release from prison, Liddy became the host of a popular, provocative, and controversial radio talk show with her piercing black eyes, mustache, and shaved head.

Broadcast, he suggested ways to kill federal firearms agents, ridiculed "H20gate" and people cooperating with prosecutors, and boarded vehicle tags.

Born in Hoboken, NJ, George Gordon Butt Lady was a frail boy who grew up in a predominantly German-American neighborhood. From friends and a maid who was a German citizen, Liddy became curious about German leader Adolf Hitler and was impressed by Hitler's radio speeches in the 1930s.

"If the whole nation can be changed, taken from weakness to extraordinary strength, then there can be one person," Liddy wrote in her autobiography,