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Most Dangerous - Part III: Outsider, Pages 257 - 288 Summary & Analysis

Steve Sheinkin
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Senator Gravel held a meeting of the Sub-committee on Buildings and Grounds. He announced that he had a copy of the Pentagon Papers. He believed that not making them available to the American public would be a dereliction of his duty. He read the report allowed and cried when he read graphic accounts of wounded soldiers. The committee approved the insertion of the Pentagon Papers into the public record. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Kissinger said that Ellsberg was the most dangerous man in American and had to be stopped.

The Nixon administration wanted to destroy Ellsberg. Nixon ordered his staff to dig up dirt on him. After being arrested and booked, Ellsberg was released on $50,000 bond. He was declared a hero by some and a traitor by others. When...

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