Nixon Orders the Government to go after "Rich
According to recently released Whitehouse tapes,
President Nixon pushed for IRS tax audits of wealthy Jewish contributors to
his Democratic rivals, demanding of a top aide, "What
about the rich Jews?...Go after'em like a son of a bitch."
"You know the big Jewish contributors to the
Democrats. Could we please investigate some of the (expletive)? That's
all," he tells another aide.
Nixon tells John Ehrlichman: "John,
we have the power. Are we using it to investigate contributors to Hubert
Humphrey, contributors to Muskie--the Jews, you know, that are stealing in
"Now here's the point, Bob," Nixon tells Bob
Haldeman, "please get me the names of the Jews. You know, the big
Jewish contributors to the Democrats. Could we please investigate some
of the (expletives)? that's all."