Episode 68: Bros Before Country

Tina and Hillary cover former East Chicago Councilman Robert Battle and former FBI Agent Mark Felt.

Tina’s Story
Robert Battle began his career as City Councilman for East Chicago in 2011. But, when he is accused of murder along with possession and distribution of drugs a few years later, the embattled Battle tries desperately to hold on to his position.

Hillary’s Story
Associate FBI Director Mark Felt had a successful career with the FBI and had a hand in bringing down the White House during Watergate. But, it would be his own unlawful actions that brought down his own career.

Tina's Story
Springfield News-Sun
City councilman accused of murder sworn into office in jail

Chicago Tribune
Family remembers father before sentencing of ex-East Chicago councilman in his murder--Becky Jacobs
East Chicago politicians mum on councilman's murder charge--by Teresa Auch Schultz
Fox 59
Former Indiana councilman sentenced to 20 years for fatal shooting--by Associated Press
EC Councilman's murder case moves to federal court--by Teresa Auch Schultz

Michigan Live
Former Chicago-area politician with ties to Flint drug ring pleads to killing--by Dominic Adams
Politician with alleged ties to Flint cocaine scheme faces murder, drug charges--by Gary Ridley

East Chicago Not Sure How to Oust Councilman Accused of Murder--by Michael Puente

East Chicago councilman sworn in from behind bars

Daily Herald
East Chicago councilman pleads not guilty to murder charge--by Associated Press
Indiana councilman sworn into office while in jail

Orlando Sentinel
Politician in jail eligible to cast ballot--by Carrie Napoleon

Former East Chicago Councilman Sentenced To 20 Years in Prison
Northern District Of Indiana Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment

East Chicago Common Council
Special Meeting Minutes, May 16 2016

Marijuana, money, murder: Indiana councilman sworn in to elected office while in jail

The Herald
Chicago council seeks guidance on jailed member--By The Associated Press

Councilman Robert Battle--via Talking Points Memo
Robert Battle’s empty City Council seat--by Michael Puente via WBEZ
Robert Battle’s Arrest Photo--from Lake County Sheriff’s Department via Chicago Tribune

Hillary's Story
Mark Felt
Deep Throat (Watergate)

How ‘Deep Throat’ Took Down Nixon From Inside the FBI

Who Was Deep Throat--by William Gaines

Politico Magazine
The Myth of Deep Throat--by Max Holland

Biography via YouTube
Mark Felt: The Man Who Was Deep Throat


The New York Times
W. Mark Felt, Watergate Deep Throat, Dies at 95--by Tim Weiner
The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

Mark Felt a.k.a. "Deep Throat"--by The United States Congress via Public Domain
Watergate Office Building--by Indutiomarus via Public Domain
Garage Meeting Place--by Amantio di Nicolao via CC BY-SA 4.0