And from other sources, I've learned the plan was to financially support the families while the burglars honorably took the fall for the president and served their time. Which actually, sounds pretty reasonable to me, I'm sorry, but it does. So, if Watergate is never fully revealed . . . ————————————- Later edit: https://www.npr.org/2012/06/16/154997482/follow-the-money-on-the-trail-of-watergate-lore “ . . . The cash that needed following was more than $200,000 paid to Watergate plotters G. Gordon Liddy and Howard Hunt, and the five burglars. . . ” As far as taking care of seven families while the guys serve prison terms, only a start. The money was too little, too late, and too disorganized.