Watergate-era FBI director Patrick Gray dies at 88

Watergate-era FBI director Patrick Gray dies at 88

[JURIST] L. Patrick Gray [Wikipedia profile; FBI profile], a Nixon loyalist and acting FBI director during the Watergate investigation who ended up resigning after he admitted destroying relevant documents, died Wednesday in Atlantic Beach, Florida, at 88. Gray said in a June television interview that he felt betrayed [Washington Post report] when former FBI deputy director W. Mark Felt was confirmed as "Deep Throat" [JURIST report]. Gray said he thought Felt wanted revenge for being passed over for the top position, and thus agreed to talk secretly to reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. AP has more.