MAY 31, 2005 -- One of the greatest political and journalistic mysteries remaining from the Watergate scandal has been solved.
The Washington Post confirms that a former top official at the FBI has admitted to being "Deep Throat."
His name is W. Mark Felt. He was the number two man at the FBI in the early 1970's.
"Deep Throat" was the unidentified source used by two Washington Post reporters to help uncover the Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign.
The two reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, had vowed never to reveal the identity of their source until after his death.
Allen Parsons with the Wilmington Star News said that Woodward and Bernstein have set the standard for current journalists. He said that they reported in a very responsible way and also in the interest of the public.
Felt is 91 years old and now lives in California.