#19: Scorpions' Dance The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate with Jefferson Morley
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In this episode, I sat down with Jefferson Morley,  author of the book Scorpions' Dance The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate

Some of the things we discussed includes: 

  • The process of putting the book together and the 50th anniversary of the Watergate Scandal.
  • The relationship between President Richard Nixon and head of the CIA, Richard Helms.
  • The CIA's handling of JFKs alleged assassin and  the agency's secrets around the information it had on Lee Harvey Oswald 
  • How Richard Helms was willing to allow the expansion of Operation CHAOS (the domestic espionage project targeting the American people)  following the request of President Nixon.
  • The CIAs attempt to create an American version of James Bond in hope of improving the agency's public image.


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