Those Tapes Again

Those Tapes Again

If true, it could rank as the dirtiest trick of them all. In an article in the New Yorker, Seymour M. Hersh claims that unreleased archive tapes reveal that Richard Nixon tried in 1972 to link Democratic Party officials to the shooting of Alabama Governor George Wallace. Elvin Stanton, Wallace's chief aide, is calling for the release of all tapes dealing with the Nixon-Wallace affair, now held in secret in the National Archives. But Nixon lawyer R. Stan Mortenson ridiculed Hersh's sources for the story as "incompetent, clerical- level archivists."

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