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President Richard M. Nixon

Official portrait of Charles Wendell "Chuck" Colson who was the chief counsel for United States President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 taken in Washington, D.C. on October 7, 1971.  Known as President Nixon's hatchet man, he once bragged, "I’d walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon." At a Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP) meeting on March 21st, 1971, it was agreed to spend $250,000 on "intelligence gathering" on the Democratic Party.  Colson and John Ehrlichman appointed E. Howard Hunt to the White House Special Operations Unit (the so-called "Plumbers"). Colson organized the Plumber's burglary of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office in September 1971. Colson hoped that revelations about Ellsberg could be used to discredit the anti-war left.  In 1974 Colson pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to obstruction of justice in the Ellsberg case. He was given a one-to-three year sentence.  Several months before his plea, Colson became an evangelical Christian..Credit: White House via CNP
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Official portrait of Charles Wendell "Chuck" Colson who was the chief counsel for United States President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 taken in Washington, D.C. on October 7, 1971. Known as President Nixon's hatchet man, he once bragged, "I’d walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon." At a Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP) meeting on March 21st, 1971, it was agreed to spend $250,000 on "intelligence gathering" on the Democratic...
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Filename: 100771Charles_Colson01.jpg
From gallery: President Richard M. Nixon
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 7 Oct 1971
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: White House via CNP
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