Spinning in Nixon’s Closet

Wow. Nixon truly is the politician who keeps on giving.

Now this would put a whole new spin on Nixon. No wonder he was so angry and secretive all the time. Living in a closet can do that to you. Of course, the more you dig in the closet, the more you find.

Did Nixon have a gay affair with a Mafia fixer? Forget Watergate. A new book claims America’s most corrupt President hid a far more personal scandal…

A new biography by Don Fulsom, a veteran Washington reporter who covered the Nixon years, suggests the 37th U.S. President had a serious drink problem, beat his wife and — by the time he was inaugurated in 1969 — had links going back two decades to the Mafia, including with New Orleans godfather Carlos Marcello, then America’s most powerful mobster.

Yet the most extraordinary claim is that the homophobic Nixon may have been gay himself. If true, it would provide a fascinating insight into the motivation and behaviour of a notoriously secretive politician.

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