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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Aggie Kenny. Mark Felt, Atty John Wing, Mitchell Stans Trial, 1974. Pastel, watercolor, and graphite on blue paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (073.00.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-51124 © Aggie Whelan Kenny
Gift of Tom Girardi
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"Deep Throat" Testifies at Mitchell Stans Trial

FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt was not considered the most important witness in the Watergate trial of John N. Mitchell and Maurice H. Stans, who were accused of accepting secret cash donations on behalf of President Richard Nixon's re-election committee. As Felt answered questions posed by U.S. Attorney John R. Wing on March 15, 1974, courtroom illustrator Aggie Kenny captured his likeness, taking time to note his power tie. In 1974 Kenny, who has had a long career as a courtroom illustrator, won an Emmy for her trial coverage for CBS news, including the Mitchell Stans trial. Not until 2005 did Felt admit to his role as "Deep Throat," the anonymous source of information about the Watergate cover-up to the Washington Post, and his role in revealing evidence that led to Nixon's resignation.

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