The Nation: The Hughes Connection

As Phase II of the Watergate hearings—the sessions devoted to campaign dirty tricks—ended last week, the Senate committee's focus of attention had already shifted to the next phase, scheduled to begin Oct. 30. The committee is then planning to look into campaign-financing practices; and its investigators have begun probing an especially intriguing bit of financing —a contribution of $100,000 to Nixon by Billionaire Howard Hughes. The gift, allegedly meant to be used for campaigning, was received and held for more than three years by Charles G. ("Bebe";) Rebozo, Nixon's favorite weekend companion, who...

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