• There has been a burglary at the Democratic National Convention headquarters; Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein are assigned to the story.
• The reporters go to the courtroom for the arraignment of the five men arrested; the lawyer who shows up with them, however, insists that they are not his clients when the journalists question him.
• One of the arrested men, McCord (the only non-Cuban among the men), identifies himself as a security consultant and reveals to the judge that he used to work for the CIA.
• The Post runs the story about the break-in on its front page.
• The journalists, unclear of what is happening, look into the security company run by McCord, and find that he is linked to the Committee for the Reelection of the President (CRP).
• Later, a night police reporter from the paper calls Woodward to tell him that the phone number...
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