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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-10 11:38 AM
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19. Files Detail Aid to Bush By Nixon White House

Ian Fleming and Jules Verne would be hard-pressed to write better fiction than America's modern history, to wit:

Files Detail Aid to Bush By Nixon White House

The New York Times
June 11, 1992

WASHINGTON, June 10 In the early 1970's, even as President Richard M. Nixon became enveloped in the Watergate scandal, he helped elevate George Bush, then a former Texas Congressman, to national political prominence.

Now, as the June 17 break-in at the Watergate approaches its 20th anniversary, a review of thousands of files -- many made public in the last few years -- offers interesting new historical details of Mr. Bush's connections to the Nixon Presidency before and after it was overtaken by Watergate.

While the documents in the National Archives hold no major new disclosures, they shed new light on the benefits Mr. Bush received from a 1970 campaign financing arrangement by the Nixon White House, known as the townhouse operation because it was operated out of a townhouse in Northwest Washington, that later came under the scrutiny of Watergate prosecutors. And they provide new evidence of blackmail efforts by the Nixon White House that were little discussed previously.

The documents from the Nixon White House detail the Administration's plan to distribute $6,000 in cash to selected candidates, including Mr. Bush, then a Congressman from Texas who was running for the Senate. The cash was part of an effort both to help fellow Republicans and gain political "leverage" over the recipients, should they later hold important positions.

A month after Mr. Bush lost the Senate race, Mr. Nixon named him the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Then, in early 1973, Mr. Bush became chairman of the Republican National Committee. The documents from the Archives indicate that Mr. Bush asked in July 1973 whether party records of the townhouse operation should be burned. After a long fight, the Watergate prosecutor later obtained townhouse records from the White House.


Those old school ties really, really bind constitutional government.
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  -Hughes, Nixon and the CIA: The Watergate Conspiracy Woodward and Bernstein Missed Octafish  Aug-15-10 09:01 PM   #0 
  - Thank you so much for all your great articles and research  steve2470   Aug-15-10 09:08 PM   #1 
  - Things for America have gone from Paranoid Nixon to Warmonger Bush.  Octafish   Aug-15-10 09:22 PM   #2 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   Aug-15-10 09:28 PM   #3 
  - 1976 was when the trail was fresh.  Octafish   Aug-15-10 09:47 PM   #6 
     - No doubt the familial 'we'  glitch   Aug-15-10 09:52 PM   #8 
     - Poppy said ''after a deluded gunman'' and seemed to laugh.  Octafish   Aug-16-10 11:48 AM   #20 
        - You are true blue, I knew you'd have it. :) Thanks! Never forget. nt  glitch   Aug-16-10 06:34 PM   #21 
     - Yep. nt  laughingliberal   Aug-15-10 10:12 PM   #10 
  - HOw many others have been 'purchesed' along the road?  Rosa Luxemburg   Aug-15-10 09:30 PM   #4 
  - Good question. n/t  JohnyCanuck   Aug-15-10 09:41 PM   #5 
  - It'd be good for the country for a Grand Jury to ask Porter Goss that very question.  Octafish   Aug-15-10 10:09 PM   #9 
  - Ah yes...  CanSocDem   Aug-15-10 09:48 PM   #7 
  - CIA's 'Iron Bob' hired Chicago mob to kill Castro  Octafish   Aug-15-10 10:24 PM   #12 
  - Tax free weekend is coming up in Texas.  Skink   Aug-15-10 10:18 PM   #11 
  - Reagan said he'd abolish the Department of Education.  Octafish   Aug-15-10 10:46 PM   #15 
  - Why am I not suprised?  Odin2005   Aug-15-10 10:26 PM   #13 
  - It's as if there are two sets of books for America.  Octafish   Aug-15-10 10:58 PM   #16 
  - I doubt that Woodward missed this...  hootinholler   Aug-15-10 10:42 PM   #14 
  - That IS the other interpretation...  Octafish   Aug-15-10 11:07 PM   #17 
  - Thanks for this blast from the past  peace frog   Aug-16-10 04:37 AM   #18 
  - Files Detail Aid to Bush By Nixon White House  Octafish   Aug-16-10 11:38 AM   #19 
  - To Save Dan Mitrone Nixon Administration Urged Death Threats For Uruguayan Prisoners  bobthedrummer   Aug-16-10 07:17 PM   #22 
  - That poor government agent was identified and paid the price. for Nixon's treasons.  Octafish   Aug-16-10 08:58 PM   #25 
  - K&R  Ignis   Aug-16-10 07:26 PM   #23 
  - Watergate exposed some of the Monster.  Octafish   Aug-17-10 09:05 PM   #30 
     - Oh, the good Doc was right about more than a few things.  Ignis   Aug-18-10 12:07 PM   #35 
  - K&R  amborin   Aug-16-10 07:53 PM   #24 
  - Woodward was Book and Snake at Yale in in the same Naval intelligence unit  Liberation Angel   Aug-16-10 11:05 PM   #26 
  - Jeez - am I a thread-killer or what?  Liberation Angel   Aug-17-10 07:17 PM   #27 
  - That is the key to the whole Watergate Thing.  Octafish   Aug-17-10 08:50 PM   #29 
     - Yessir Octa, they been there. They done that, They got the Nazi t-shirt and BTW  Liberation Angel   Aug-18-10 05:15 AM   #33 
  - I am on page 462 of Baker's Family of Secrets  PufPuf23   Aug-17-10 07:51 PM   #28 
  - Baker found Poppy Bush was CIA doing company business in Vietnam in 1968  Octafish   Aug-20-10 08:35 AM   #38 
  - Justice seems so far gone  jotsy   Aug-17-10 10:25 PM   #31 
  - Interesting. So is this:  Matariki   Aug-17-10 11:23 PM   #32 
  - Not a fan of the Nixon presidency,  pipoman   Aug-18-10 05:45 AM   #34 
  - Late K&R -- Howard Hughes wanted to OWN America --  defendandprotect   Aug-18-10 01:21 PM   #36 
  - great post!  G_j   Aug-18-10 02:03 PM   #37 
  - Robert Foster Bennett (R-UT), recently primaried, wrested away control of the Hughes Empire  MinM   Aug-23-10 12:30 PM   #39 

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