Woodward returns to the newsroom, and the reporters speculate they were there to bug the room.
If so, why?
Woodward returns to his apartment and looks at notes while snacking on a delicious box of Ritz crackers. Ritz, your favorite round, buttery, flaky cracker, brought to you by Nabisco. (Yes, product placement existed even in the 1970's)
He receives a phone call from his colleague Bachinski at police HQ, letting him know that strange entries were found in two of the men's address books:
"HH at WH" and "Howard Hunt, W. House"
Woodward calls the White House asking to speak to Hunt.
He's transferred to Charles Colson's office.
He's told Hunt also works at Mullen & Company, Public Relations.
Woodward asks Harry, the editor, who is Charles Colson?
He's special counsel to President Nixon. The pieces are falling into place.
Woodward calls Hunt and asks him why his name was in the address books of the burglars.
He make some more phone calls, including one to a publishing house that said he wrote spy novels, and another that reveals Howard Hunt was with the CIA. Shocking.