Richard Nixon was Macbeth with five o'clock shadow. In his checkered career, Nixon had ongoing ties with both the Mob and Big Oil going back to perhaps as early as 1942. Nixon was a member of the Office of Price Administration (OPA) before he joined the Navy in 1943, and his desk was (according to Carl Oglesby in The Yankee and Cowboy War , 1976, pp, 35-9) the first one across which a U.S. Customs report on the re-importation by Standard Oil of Kansas (in an attempt to circumvent tire rationing laws) of prewar, American manufactured tires from Cuba (with the help of Bebe Rebozo) would have landed. However, the particulars of that event are lost to history, as virtually all OPA records were destroyed after the War. We do know that Nixon's future friend and fellow U.S. Congressman George Smathers represented Standard Oil of Kansas. We also know that Mr. Smathers had a long term relationship--both personal and professional--with Meyer Lansky, who is usually considered by Mob historians as the brains behind the National Crime syndicate. The final fate of those illegally re-imported tires, as well as the legal penalties assessed on those who broke this law, are lost in the mists of history.
From the very beginning of his political career, Richard Nixon always had a close but secretive association with mobsters. Mobster Mickey Cohen claimed in his memoirs that he provided $5,000 to help Nixon with his election in 1946, and organized a consortium of gamblers to contribute $75,000 to his Senate campaign in 1950 (Jim Marrs, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy , 1989, pp. 267-74). After Nixon was nominated for Vice President in 1952, he took a vacation in Havana at one of the hotels run by the Mob. His good friend Bebe Rebozo had long-time ties to Organized Crime in both Cuba and South Florida (Oglesby, op cit., 35-9). A request from Congressman Nixon's office to the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC) to not call Jack Rubinstein (later known, after he moved to Dallas, as Jack Ruby) before that committee because of "information functions performed for the staff of Congressman Richard M. Nixon, Esq., Rep. of California." (See below.) It was President Nixon's micromanagement of the Watergate burglary and cover-up that led to his resignation in August 1974.
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(image by National Archives)
In the race for most corrupt President of the Twentieth Century, Nixon wins over Johnson, Harding, Reagan, Clinton, or anyone else whose name you might wish to throw into the contest, because he is the only President in American History to have resigned from office.
So, other than ridding themselves of a man who H.L. Hunt had described as running a "Communist government," what promises might have been made at this party to soothe the fears of this nervous and satisfy the greed of the members of this monstrous conspiracy? I believe that:
LBJ was promised the Presidency and some leeway in domestic affairs after he became President;
Nixon was given a similar promise after LBJ stepped down;
Hoover and Tolson were promised status quo at the FBI, i.e., a lifetime appointment;
McCloy was promised the continued preeminence of the CIA in foreign intelligence; an end to Kennedy's "United States Note" program, which was costing the big banks who formed and controlled the Federal Reserve billions of dollars in interest and origination fees; and a seat for Allen Dulles and himself on the proposed post-Assassination Presidential Commission to investigate JFK's murder, undercutting what was more properly the duty of the Congress, a special prosecutor, or a grand jury;
Murchison and Hunt were promised a continuation of the 27.5 percent oil depletion allowance for the oil barons of America;
Marcello, Civello, Ruby, Smith, and Campbell were all promised an end to Attorney General Robert Kennedy's War on Organized Crime;
Brown, Sheffield and Yarborough were promised construction contracts in Vietnam, as well as more money for the domestic housing industry;
All were promised war against the Communists in Vietnam that the "cowardly" Kennedy was running from, together with the billions of dollars to be made from such a conflict and its financing.
Why were so many reporters at this party? To provide cover? Or were some of them leaked information so they could file stories like the one Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty claimed he saw on the front page of the newspaper in Christchurch, New Zealand, on his return from escorting a group of VIP's touring Antarctica, two hours before the assassination took place and Oswald had been captured?
I believe we must look at this as being the beginning of the control and manipulation of main stream media's information and reporting on President Kennedy's assassination that continues to this day.
One final note about the use of President Kennedy's Assassination to undermine the power of the United States Constitution.