The Nation: The ITT Controversy Revisited

Back in the days before Watergate became the national preoccupation, one of the most prominent skeletons in the White House closet was the allegation that the Administration had quietly settled a 1971 antitrust case against ITT, the giant conglomerate, in return for an ITT offer of up to $400,000 to help defray the cost of the Republicans' 1972 national convention in San Diego (later switched to Miami). Columnist Jack Anderson published an ITT memorandum last year that appeared to substantiate the charge. But before ITT Lobbyist Dita Beard, the author of the memo,...

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