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Whistleblowers: The New Bounty Hunters

Quiz: QUIZ: Whistleblowers

Question 2 of 10

“Deep Throat” was an alias used by Watergate whistleblower Mark Felt, who had resigned from what government agency?

  1. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  2. Committee for the Re-Election of the President (CRP)
  3. Executive Office of the President (EOP)
  4. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Correct!

Mark Felt was associate director of the FBI. He retired in 1973 and began leaking information about the Watergate scandal to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. His tips ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Speculation raged for decades about the informant’s identity, but Felt himself revealed the truth in May 2005, at 91 years of age. He died three years later.