What did Nixon mean by ‘the whole Bay of Pigs thing?’

The Spy Museum is hosting an online event for my new book, Scorpions’ Dance at noon on June 17th, the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. The event is free. You can register here.

I’ll be talking about the complex relationship between President Richard Nixon and CIA director Richard Helms with my friend James Rosen, author of The Strong Man, a biography of Attorney General John Mitchell.

Among other things, I will explain what Nixon meant when he used the phrase “the whole Bay of Pigs thing” in conversations with his aides. Nixon’s chief of Staff, H.R. Haldeman, said it was the president’s coded way of referring to the assassination of JFK.

New evidence proves that Haldeman was right. Nixon himself said so in an extraordinary conversation with Dick Helms. I’ll present the proof and explain how the murder of 35th president figured in the downfall of the 37th president.

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