Monday, June 2, 2014

The CIA Plotted to Assassinate Richard Nixon

Former President Richard Nixon was marked for death by the CIA.

That’s just one of the bombshell revelations dropped by former Nixon aide Roger Stone in his explosive book – Nixon's Secrets: The Truth About Watergate and the Pardon– set for a Sept. 2 release.

Stone says the spy agency felt threatened by the former President who died at age 81 on April 22, 1994, because he continually pushed it for the dirt on President John F. Kennedy and the failed attempt to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in 1961.

“Nixon was at war with the CIA because they wouldn’t give him the dope on Kennedy,” Stone says.

But the CIA had its own shocking secrets to protect – mainly the agency’s involvement in Kennedy’s Nov. 22, 1963, assassination, Stone says.

Stone charges that vice President Lyndon B. Johnson engineered JFK’s shooting and was aided by the CIA. Johnson even used his own hitman in the plot, Stone says. 

According to Stone's book, The Man Who Killed Kennedy, CIA bigshots felt JFK had stabbed them in the back by refusing adequate support for the Bay of Pigs invasion, which the agency had masterminded.

And Johnson was also furious with Kennedy, who was planning to drop him from the ticket when he ran for re-election in 1964.

Replacing the slain Kennedy as President, Johnson spearheaded a cover-up that put the blame on Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone shooter.

In his new book, Stone writes that CIA operative Gerald Patrick Hemming said the spy agency considered Nixon a threat because of what he knew and plotted to kill him, too.

“Hemming said Frank Sturgis, a Watergate burglar and mercenary, and contract-assassin Edwin Kaiser, were given the hit,” Stone says. But when they learned the target was Nixon, Kaiser backed out.


Stone says CIA plotters considered plans to rub out Nixon “at a VFW convention in Miami Beach or at the Republican National Convention. 

But Nixon survived and even managed to avoid prosecution for Watergate by blackmailing the CIA and his presidential successor, Gerald Ford, says Stone.

Nixon threatened to expose the CIA’s involvement in JFK’s assassination. 

He also said he’d reveal Ford, a member of the Warren Commission that investigated JFK’s murder, changed the autopsy records to make it appear that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman, says Stone.

“Nixon knew the CIA was involved in JFK’s assassination, says the author.

“And he knew the autopsy records had been altered. In 1996, declassified documents revealed indeed Jerry Ford changed the autopsy with a pencil.”

“Nixon said, ‘OK, fine – I’ll take everybody down – Jerry Ford, the agency.’"

“That’s why Ford gave Tricky Dick a “full, free and unconditional pardon,” says Stone.

(via Globe Magazine)



  1. This should be no surprise. The CIA has organized the execution of many foreign heads of state (Allende, Chile, General Diem S. Vietnam) during its time and has been linked to the Kennedy killings as well as the shooting of Reagan. If this monopoly has the wherewithal to commit foreign murders, why can't it commit domestic ones?

    1. The CIA didnt overthrow Allende they did a setup coup that MAGICALLY got exposed and everyone was killed aka they setup them up Pinochet pretty much all by his lonesome took Allende out THANK GOD, Diem, The General in Iraq was killed by the CIA, The Shah was gotten rid of, The Iranian CIA plotted coup failed intentionally, the CIA put Castro in power, and James Angleton and Cord Meyer were most definitely moles one a World Gov and Hyper Zionist openly Meyer, the other Angleton a Royal Arch FreeMason whose friends Philby, Burgess, Blaik etc. were all criminals and KGB

  2. This is an interesting development which rings a bell. When I was younger, I really got into the Kennedy assassination around the 25th anniversary. If you remember, that was a big milestone and there was a lot of coverage of the assassination. There was the original Nova on PBS narrated by Walter Cronkite, Nigel Turner's The Men Who Killed Kennedy, and a huge array of other short specials and stories, particularly on the conspiracy aspect of the whole affair. That being said, I remember one such program, perhaps it was a live interview show a la Donohue or something else, but the point raised was that Watergate was perpetrated in order to steal information about the assassination that the Democrats were going to use against Nixon and the Republicans.

  3. This book seems to me to be a made up story to make money. Nixon was in Dallas the day of the JFK assassination purportedly attending the bottlers convention since he was involved with Pepsi.. In addition, the day of the assassination a story appeared in the Dallas Morning News how he believed that JFK was going to dump LBJ as VP for the 1964 election. He took off for New York immediately after the killing. He knew full well of the assassination plans and was covering his behind to blame LBJ should something go wrong.

    1. "This book seems to me to be a made up story to make money. Nixon was in Dallas the day of the JFK assassination purportedly attending the bottlers convention since he was involved with Pepsi."

      I disagree. Stone's story makes perfect sense to me.

      Nixon was always on the outside looking in. He was never in with the football captain/head cheerleader alpha circle.

      I'm sure there were elite people at Pepsi and Murcheson's party and black masses all over Dallas that night who knew something big was going to happen, but Nixon was on the B list as usual.

  4. Wrong! Read the book before you decide what's in it !

  5. I worry on a daily basis about being assassinated by the government for the things I post or read "anonymously" on the internet , and I'm nobody.

    I certainly wish no harm upon Mr. Stone, but if he is correct, why has no one assassinated him yet? Or assassinated his character with online accusations of indecorous behavior? Not even insider trading.

    1. I agree. It's scary. I sometimes "self-edit" things I want to post, but usually only to make the message more important than the tone and "aggressiveness" of the words. Sometimes, especially when writing about "The Company" I just decide it's not worth the potential hazard.