Jeb Stuart Magruder, a Watergate conspirator who claimed in later years to have heard President Richard Nixon order the infamous break-in, has died. He was 79. Magruder died May 11, 2014, in Danbury, Conn., according to news reports. Photograph: New York Times

Jeb Magruder, who has died aged 79, was a former high-level aide to President Richard Nixon who went to jail for his part in the Watergate affair and (...)

Late former US president Richard Nixon with his wife Pat and daughter   Tricia, resigning  on August 9th, 1974, in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Photograph: Reuters

Just hours after a national address promising “no whitewash” of Watergate, President Richard M Nixon privately urged his new attorney general not to (...)