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TELLING SECRETS - Deep Throat's lawyer to speak at USM

The lawyer who outed Deep Throat will give a lecture at USM this month aptly titled "Bring Down a President and You'll Need a Good Lawyer." John O'Connor represents the FBI's former deputy director W. Mark Felt (aka Deep Throat), who secretly leaked information leading to the Watergate scandal to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein during the early 1970s. Then-president Richard Nixon eventually resigned from office under pressure of impeachment for his involvement with Watergate.

The identity of "Deep Throat" was kept hidden for decades until O'Connor published an article in Vanity Fair magazine in 2005 identifying Felt as the secret source. Felt, now 92, asked O'Connor to tell the story.

O'Connor and Felt co-authored the new book "A G-Main's Life." He plans to speak about why Felt became Deep Throat and why he revealed his identity more than thirty years later. 

The lecture is Wednesday, May 17, in the USM Hannaford Lecture Hall on Bedford Street in Portland at 6 pm. There will be a 5:30 pm reception before the lecture. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors and students.

Below, Mark Felt, looking suspicious during the 1970s.

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