WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice says at least some materials sealed 40 years ago as part of the court case against seven men involved in the 1972 Watergate burglary should be released.
The Department of Justice on Friday responded to a request by a Texas history professor who is seeking access to the materials which he believes may help answer lingering questions about the burglary that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Luke Nichter wrote a judge in Washington to ask that potentially hundreds of pages of documents be unsealed. The judge earlier this year ordered the Department of Justice to respond with any objections.
Department of Justice attorney Elizabeth Shapiro said in a court document filed Friday that the office would not oppose the release of at least some documents.
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