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.