U.S. v. Liddy Trial Records and Government Exhibits
During the night of June 17, 1972, five agents of the Committee to Re-Elect the President broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC. The records you see here were among those used as exhibits in the trial of G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, James McCord, and Frank Sturgis.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Watergate Break-in, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has digitized and is providing online access to the U.S. v. Liddy Trial Records and Government Exhibits. Here are a few highlights from among the digitized items:
To access and search for more of the digitized images please see below:
Trial Records - Agents of the Committee to Re-Elect the President were caught inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex on June 17, 1972. The resulting conspiracy, burglary, and wiretapping charges produced the convictions of seven men in January 1973, following a trial before Chief Judge John J. Sirica of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Records include filings, transcripts of testimony, and exhibits.
Government Exhibits - The Government Exhibits are artifacts and photographs entered into evidence during the trial.
For questions about these records contact:
Special Access and FOIA Program
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001