The Plumbers – United Airlines Flight 553 - An Unsolved $2,000,000 Mystery - Volume 1 – Nonfiction © 2020 Case No. 1-9185174771 - ISBN 978-1-09833-400-0
Watergate at half-century: The long shadow of the national nightmare is now at age 50. As the scandal fades from memory to myth, a central question about the scarring chapter in U.S. history lingers: Did Nixon's misdeeds and downfall strip the nation of its innocence or affirm the resilience of the American system? "The Plumbers" tells about people Bill saw and heard with a ringside seat behind the scenes in 1960-1961 and replicates research by History Commons org itemizing crimes Bill avoided by not joining the White House staff respecting his mother's advice "never stay too long at the fair." Loie Gaunt's death June 26, 2020 leaves three of Nixon's Vice Presidential staff still living. "The Plumbers" First Edition is a work in progress telling the stories of nearly 200 individuals who have become part of the unresolved mystery of whether $2,000,000.was stolen from CREEP and its whereabouts. In 1973 paraplegic investigative reporter Sherman H. Skolnick published The Secret History of Airplane Sabotage, addressing the UA Flight 553 crash that killed Dorothy Hunt and Michelle Clark on 8th December, 1972, and the FBI's purported inability to recover $2,000,000 in travelers' checks and money orders, $50,000 in $100-bills of currency, all stolen from CREEP that Dorothy Hunt was carrying as the Plumbers' paymistress. The FBI's appearance at the crash site was unusually fast. Twelve passengers had connections to Watergate. Spoiler Alert: The whereabouts of the $2,000,000 remains an unsolved mystery. In my research seeking to verify Skolnick's report that $2,000,000 had been stolen from CREEP and was never recovered, I learned L. Patrick Gray III was forced to resign as Director of FBI on April 27, after it was revealed that he had destroyed a secret file that had been in the White House safe pertaining to E. Howard Hunt whose wife was paymistress, perhaps entrusted with the $2,000,000; and I studied the spending of Felipe de Diego, a member of the Watergate "plumbers" unit, managed to pay yachting expenses, buy a De Lorean car, join the Playboy Club, buy jewelry and clothing and visit South America. De Diego admitted breaking into the office of antiwar activist Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist under orders from the Nixon White House, spent huge sums for a variety of personal expenses for himself, his friends and family, according to an inspector general's report. Helen Gandy, who perhaps knew the answer, destroyed Hoover's files and died in 1988. Pat Gray perhaps next learned the answer, then burned E. Howard Hunt's files and died in 2005: Six months before the Burglars' paymistress Dorothy Hunt died December 8, 1972, on June 21, 1972, FBI Director Pat Gray met with John Dean and John Ehrlichman in Ehrlichman's office. Gray was handed several envelopes full of documents from the safe of E. Howard Hunt. Dean said to Gray, in the presence of John Ehrlichman, "the documents are national security documents. These should never see the light of day" representing "these are not Watergate-related." Six months later, FBI Director Pat Gray looked at the papers as he burned them in his Connecticut fireplace. Admitting defeat and inability to confirm or deny whether $2,000,000 was stolen from CREEP as Skolnick concluded, this book discloses all the "rabbit trails" which I have followed seeking the answers. The Plumbers is first of a set of three books published as "a work in progress" and as the starting point for my readers to "follow the money."
• The Plumbers - Introduction – Nonfiction © 2020 Case No. 1-9185174771 ISBN 978-1-09833-500-7
• The Plumbers – Volume 1 – Nonfiction © 2020 Case No. 1-9185174771 - ISBN 978-1-09833-400-0
• The Plumbers – Volume 2 – Nonfiction © 2020 Case No. 1-9185174771 -ISBN 978-1-09833-401-7