Posted BY: J.B. Shurk
Something’s happening here. Last month Tucker Carlson made the case for the CIA’s direct involvement in President Kennedy’s assassination. This month he has made the case for the CIA’s direct involvement in President Nixon’s forced resignation. Tying the two events together, Carlson outlines a chief motive for the Agency’s alleged actions against Nixon by highlighting a recorded conversation between Nixon and then-CIA Director Richard Helms in which Nixon told Helms to his face that he knew “who shot John,” an accusation from the president that the director answered with telling silence.
In publicly prosecuting the Intelligence Community for taking down Nixon, Carlson notes that four of the five Watergate burglars worked for the CIA, that young metro reporter Bob Woodward had been a naval officer at the Pentagon who “worked regularly with the intel agencies” and “had a top-secret clearance,” and that Woodward’s infamous Deep Throat source for his Watergate news stories, FBI Associate Director Mark Felt, had run the FBI’s illicit counterintelligence program specifically designed to discredit and disrupt American political organizations.
Furthermore, Carlson points out that Nixon’s replacement, Gerald Ford, the only unelected president in American history, had no achievements to justify his rapid rise from forgettable congressman to White House occupant in the space of eight months, aside from his service on the Warren Commission, which had “absolved the CIA of responsibility for President Kennedy’s murder.” When unelected federal bureaucrats forced Nixon’s vice president, Spiro Agnew, to resign in late ’73 for tax evasion, Democrats in Congress “gave Nixon no choice but Ford.” The next summer, the Intelligence Community replaced an adversarial Nixon, arguably the most popularly elected president in U.S. history, with a rubber-stamp for the CIA.