I clipped this part from p. 64-74 because it gives a thumbnail sketch of the Nixon administration’s most bizarre extra-legal strategies.
The IRS pursues anti-Nixon political organizations
The “Enemies List” is created by Colson for Nixon, told to use DOJ and any other federal agencies to give trouble to them.
FBI, CIA domestic surveillance
p 68 “sweeping language that sought to redefine ‘inherent’ executive power is rather chilling in retrospect…”
p. 73 Haldeman “We’ve got to be repressive” –> PLUMBERs
Ellsberg “neutralization” breakin at psych’s office
Watergate breakin by same crew