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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

David Rose. "Pentagon Papers" Trial. The Bombshell Evidence—Photographs Showing that White House Operatives Had Burglurized [sic] the Office of Ellsberg's Psychiatrist, April 27, 1973. Porous point pen, crayon, pastel, opaque white, and ink wash on illustration board. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (069.00.00)
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Office of Ellsberg's Psychiatrist Burglarized

President Richard Nixon, realizing that he could not stop the publication of the Pentagon Papers, feared that Daniel Ellsberg would leak additional important information. Nixon wanted to publicly discredit Ellsberg. Ordering "plumbers," David Young, Howard Hunt, and G. Gordon Liddy, to break into the Los Angeles office of Ellsberg's psychiatrist, Dr. Lewis Fielding, Nixon hoped they would locate damaging or embarrassing information about Ellsberg. Photographs on the desk of deputy clerk James Haggarty provide evidence of the government's "gross misconduct" toward Ellsberg.