Senator Howard Baker learned Agency Infiltrated and sabotaged the Watergate Break-in
Roger Stone, former Advisor to Richard Nixon and New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy – now says the same forces who killed JFK tried twice to assassinate President Richard Nixon for the same reason, Vietnam and their bitter opposition to detente.
A Washington Insider for forty years, Stone’s sweeping new book Nixon’s Secrets traced the ark of the career of the 37th President, Richard Milhous Nixon, the most brilliant, sad, bold, awkward, disciplined, insecure, proud and visionary man to ever serve as President.
Stone claims the CIA tried to kill Nixon twice in Miami in 1972. Nixon further inflamed the CIA for demanding their records on the Bay Of Pigs and the JFK assassination. “CIA Director Richard Helms and Nixon had so much on Nixonu2019s Secrets: T... Best Price: $4.00 Buy New $6.55 (as of 07:15 EST - Details) each other that neither could breathe” says Sen Howard Baker in Stones’s book. When Baker asked Nixon who really killed JFK, Nixon barked “you don’t want to know” according to CBS producer Don Hewitt.
The author who proved LBJ, the CIA, the Mob and wealthy right-wing Texas Oilmen plotted to kill John Kennedy in his first book The Man Who Killed Kennedy – the Case Against LBJ now says “The CIA, the JOINT CHIEFS, NSC all opposed Nixon’s rapid draw-down of troops from Vietnam, his arms control agreement with the USSR and the opening to China” said Stone. “They thought Nixon would be the ultimate hard-line anticommunist and were shocked by his pro-peace foreign policies.” Stone told the UK Daily Mail.
Stone says a military spy ring started spying on Nixon as early as 1969- with a Navy courier copying documents from burn bags, desks, files and even Henry Kissinger’s brief case and send the material to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Thomas Moorer says Stone and co-author Mike Colapietro, a veteran investigative Journalist.
Based on new documents Stone says the CIA planned twice to kill Nixon, first by infiltrating a Viet Nam Veteran’s Against the War Demonstration outside Nixon’s Key Biscayne Compound and launching a shoulder mounted rocket at the Nixon living room. “This plan was called off” Stone said ‘”Then future Watergate Burlar Frank Sturgis recruited CIA contract hit man Ed Kaiser to kill Nixon as he exited a Veterans of Foreign War event on Miami Beach. Kaiser withdrew when he learned his assigned target was Nixon.” Stone told the GLOBE.
Stone claims after the botched attempts to kill the President, the CIA infiltrated the Burglar Team and sabotaged the break-in. “Sen. Howard Baker and future Senator Fred Thompson found the CIA fingerprints all over the Watergate Break- in. The Democrats on the Senate Watergate Committee, working with turn-coat Republican Senator Lowell Weicker blocked further investigation” Stone writes.” The Agency learned Nixon men John Dean, Jeb Magruder and Gordon Liddy were planning to break-into the Watergate, with Howard Hunt, James McCord, Eugenio Martinez, Bernard “Macho” Barker and Frank Sturgis, all CIA plants, recruited for the burglar team, The DC Police and CIA were tipped off. McCord and Hunt sabotaged the break-in to insure their apprehension, as Stone details. The Man Who Killed Ken... Best Price: $4.24 Buy New $5.41 (as of 07:15 EST - Details)
“Once Nixon is driven from office the days of dentente are over. Hardliners Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his Aide Dick Cheney cut Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s access to new President Ford, ” said Stone” The CIA capitalized on the stupidity of Watergate to stage a coup de etat” said Stone, a former Aide to Nixon and President Ronald Reagan.
Stone outlines how White House Counsel John Dean knew of the break-in, and planned, pushed, and covered up the Watergate break-in, then sought to avoid responsibility for it. In his book, Stone argues that Dean continues to obscure his own role in Watergate and has manipulated the Nixon tapes to deflect blame to the president and away from himself. Stone offers a stinging deconstruction of John Dean’s new book “The Nixon Defense” which shows that Dean is omitting key tapes of March 13, 16, 17 and 20, 1973 and distorting others. “Dean’s new book misleads us about what the President knew and when he actually knew it as well about Dean’s own role in the whole Watergate caper,” Stone, a longtime Nixon adviser and confidante said. “Dean had the Watergate cased out six weeks before the first break-in, ordered Magruder to tell Liddy to take the burglar team into the DNC, and dangled presidential clemency to arrested burglar James McCord.
Stone tells us how Nixon held one of Ford’s darkest secrets over his successor’s head to secure a full, free, and unconditional pardon for his Watergate crimes. Watergate destroyed Nixon’s presidency, but the pardon would save him from prison and allow him to launch his final comeback as adviser to President Bill Clinton on foreign affairs. “Let the time of judging Richard Nixon on anything less then his whole record be over,” said former President Bill Clinton at Nixon’s funeral.
Stone puts focus on Nixon record of ending the war and bringing home both troops and POWs, leveraging the opening to China into an arms control agreement with the Soviets, ending the military draft, the 18 year old vote, desegregating the public schools without bloodshed or violence, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the saving of Israel in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
Stone also points out closing the Gold window, taking US Currency off the Gold standard and Wage and Price Controls among Nixon’s greatest mistakes.
“Richard Nixon has been the subject of curiosity and public debate for six and a half decades,” said Stone. “Since the time I served in his 1968 campaign, I have held a deep fascination with our 37th President and, as his friend, I had the rare opportunity to witness firsthand much of the history, key decision making, and people—both good and bad—that made for his complex and personae. Nixon is, cunning, flawed and great.”
Other compelling stories in the book include:
· Stone tells the public what is on the 18 ½-minute gap in the White House Tapes and explains who erased the section and why;
· Stone explains why FBI man Mark Felt is not “Deep Throat,” and why there is no “Deep Throat”;
· Stone shares why Nixon was demanding the CIA to turn over the records of the Bay of Pigs and Kennedy Assassination;
· Stone reveals how Vice President Spiro Agnew was set up to move Nixon out of the presidential succession line;
Stone outlines how General Alexander Haig hid his own role in the Military spying on Nixon and how Haig concealed his role in placing illegal wire-taps on reporters and Nixon Administration on the orders of Henry Kissinger.
· Stone details General Alexander Haig’s orchestration of Nixon’s removal from office in a the Defense Intelligence driven coup d’état and how he brokered the deal for Nixon’s pardon.
Described by the New York Times’s Maureen Dowd as “The Keeper of the Nixon flame,” Stone was the youngest member of the Nixon staff in 1972 and was credited with Nixon’s rehabilitation in his post-presidential years. Stone has been a Washington Insider for the last forty years and played a key role in the election of Republican presidents Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. His book on Lyndon B. Johnson, The Man Who Killed Kennedy- The Case Against LBJ was the second bestselling book during the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s murder. In addition to his books, Stone has a regular column with the Daily Caller and Fox Opinion on-line.
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Reprinted with permission from Roger Stone.