Rudalevige, “New Imperial Presidency”

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

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