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Nixon sought dirt on Mary Jo Kopechne, files show
boston ^ | June 14, 2010 04

Posted on 06/14/2010 4:13:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono

WASHINGTON _ The FBI was asked by top aides to President Richard Nixon to "discreetly" look into the background and personal associations of the young political aide, Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned in 1969 when Edward M. Kennedy's car careened off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, newly released FBI documents show...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kennedy; maryjokopechne; nixon

1 posted on 06/14/2010 4:13:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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That’s it. Toss Nixon in, as if he left Mary Joe to die and didn’t report the accident until ten hours later.

Honest to God...


2 posted on 06/14/2010 4:15:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: JoeProBono

The only ‘dirt’ on Mary Jo Kopechne is the blanket of earth covering the grave that sack of sh!it Ted Kennedy sent her to far too early.


3 posted on 06/14/2010 4:17:15 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: JoeProBono

The $64 question is why is the report of whether Mary Jo was in Greece in August, 1968 still top secret and “redacted”.


4 posted on 06/14/2010 4:17:44 PM PDT by Buchal ("Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .")
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To: JoeProBono

“Nixon sought dirt on Mary Jo Kopechne, files show”

Maybe he should have first considered the dirt and how it got there on her casket.


5 posted on 06/14/2010 4:17:53 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: JoeProBono
But they do depict how the Nixon administration sought to use the bureau to gather incriminating evidence about Kopechne in an effort to damage Kennedy's reputation and political fortunes.

Of course Hillary using the mysterious FBI files was totally different.......

6 posted on 06/14/2010 4:18:01 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: JoeProBono

Well that’s it for Nixon. Now the press won’t like him.


7 posted on 06/14/2010 4:18:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: JoeProBono

Hey who murdered Mary Jo Kopechne?


8 posted on 06/14/2010 4:18:51 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: JoeProBono

Nixon’s fault.

George Bush wasn’t available at the time.


9 posted on 06/14/2010 4:19:33 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It’s not exactly like it was a secret ~ except to the Leftwingtards.


10 posted on 06/14/2010 4:20:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JoeProBono
What more possible "dirt" could one need that wasn't already readily available in the newspaper? Kennedy drowned a woman by his own negligence and waited WAY TOO LONG to report it to authorities.

I'm not sure how the FBI could help.

11 posted on 06/14/2010 4:20:18 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: JoeProBono

Inquiring into what happened and what the relationships were isn’t “looking for dirt”. Its “cold case” investigations.


12 posted on 06/14/2010 4:21:07 PM PDT by marron
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To: JoeProBono

I blame the voting majorities of people in Massachusetts that continued to send a murderer back to the Senate election after election.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 4:22:03 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: JoeProBono

And Clinton let a former bouncer who couldn’t get FBI clearance order, inspect, and copy the files on 850 Republicans and media personalities. He kept them for over a year before returning them.

I’d say Clinton was about the worst scum of a president outside of 0bama.


14 posted on 06/14/2010 4:23:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Buchal

Ok, I’m too curious. What are you referring to?


15 posted on 06/14/2010 4:23:26 PM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: OldDeckHand

Funny, but the FBI DIDN”T look into KENNEDY over the Mary Jo MURDER!!! OMG!!


16 posted on 06/14/2010 4:23:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion...the Human Scarifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JoeProBono

Mmmmmm. If you read the article, it was actually John Dean who sought dirt on Mary Jo. What proof is there Nixon knew anything about it? Out of everyone involved in Watergate, Dean was the biggest weasel.


17 posted on 06/14/2010 4:23:33 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: DoughtyOne

The hippy left is pathetic. They just can’t help trying to relive their salad days.


18 posted on 06/14/2010 4:23:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: marron

Wonder if anyone for a second considered that Kennedy staged a murder to silence this young woman.


19 posted on 06/14/2010 4:25:18 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: JoeProBono

For all his faults, Nixon knew the Kennedy family were slimebags.


20 posted on 06/14/2010 4:25:36 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: JoeProBono

Now what possible reason would Nixon want dirt on her?


21 posted on 06/14/2010 4:25:47 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nascarnation

Yep, she just stole them.


22 posted on 06/14/2010 4:26:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: JoeProBono

LET US NEVER FORGET

23 posted on 06/14/2010 4:33:21 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: freekitty
Now what possible reason would Nixon want dirt on her?

Probably not so much dirt on her as the possibility her acquaintences could blackmail Kennedy over his many transgressions.

24 posted on 06/14/2010 4:42:06 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: JoeProBono

The dirt on Mary Joe was that slime Kennedy when he was making the two-backed beast with her.

Yuuuuuuuuuch!!


25 posted on 06/14/2010 4:56:22 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: capydick

That makes sense.


26 posted on 06/14/2010 4:56:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: capydick

My read on this is that, like the rest of us, Nixon wanted to know why and how Kennedy clearly got away with murder.

He looked into her relationships.

There’s a difference between trying to figure out why her death was covered up, and ‘digging up dirt’.


27 posted on 06/14/2010 4:57:03 PM PDT by IncPen (How can a man who won't produce his own documentation lecture the rest of us on immigration?)
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To: skeeter

Isn’t it the truth. Where’s Walley when you need him?


28 posted on 06/14/2010 4:57:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Kirkwood; JoeProBono

If a Repub abandoned a girl to die, I wonder how many movies would have been made about it by now.

Its funny that, these days, instead of asking questions, journalists attack people who ask questions. Why didn’t Kennedy call for help? Why did he wait until the next day? Thats not weird, its weird that you should ask. Why does Obama have a social security number from a place he’s never been? Thats not weird either; its just weird that you should ask.


29 posted on 06/14/2010 4:57:55 PM PDT by marron
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To: NoExpectations

From the source document:

The FBI responded to Dean’s request on Oct. 23, 1969, but the part of the memo that discusses Kopechne’s travels is blacked out, leaving it a mystery whether she was in Greece or why the Nixon administration was interested in knowing it.


30 posted on 06/14/2010 5:06:33 PM PDT by Buchal ("Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .")
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To: marron

“If a Repub abandoned a girl to die, I wonder how many movies would have been made about it by now.”

Too many to count. And the perp’s name would live on in infamy and be synonymous with Hitler’s name.


31 posted on 06/14/2010 5:10:48 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: IncPen
There’s a difference between trying to figure out why her death was covered up, and ‘digging up dirt’.

True. I doubt Nixon wanted "dirt"on her for your reason or mine. However - the MSM will once again use Nixon as the distraction for the real crime here.

32 posted on 06/14/2010 5:12:38 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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who drowned in 1969

suffocated

33 posted on 06/14/2010 5:18:18 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: JoeProBono
Kopechne shared a residence with Nancy Carole Tyler, secretary to Bobby Baker who was a key aide to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson when LBJ was Senator (Majority Leader in the 1950s if I remember correctly.) Ms Tyler was killed in an accident in 1965.

It's believed that Kopechne and/or Tyler leaked the information that Senator George Smathers would be JFK's VP in the 1964 election. This portended terrible consequences for LBJ -- Baker was almost as corrupt as LBJ and had already been convicted on relatively minor charges, I believe. LBJ would surely be next (JFK, RFK, and many of us little people were well aware if LBJ's corruption) and the more serious charges against Baker would be revived and include LBJ -- along with possible capital crime charges against LBJ.

Probably had nothing to do with that drunk killing Ms. Kopechne and -- if reports I've read are true -- joking about it the rest of his life.

It just shows the sickening entanglement that's our federal government -- back when it was just "Well.. yeah they're corrupt SOBs but they are our corrupt SOBs." Now the entanglement is an existential threat.

34 posted on 06/14/2010 5:18:44 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Buchal

Jackie married Onassis in October 1968, maybe Teddy was there in August and they were curious if Mary Jo had accompanied/met him there, indicating an on-going affair ?

Follow the money, follow the booty.


35 posted on 06/14/2010 5:40:41 PM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: JoeProBono

Looking into her background does not mean he sought dirt on her. It could mean that he was looking for dirt on her boss.


36 posted on 06/14/2010 6:02:30 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Krankor
Dean was the biggest weasel.

You forgot to capitalize BIGGEST WEASEL. Please don't repeat that error in the future.

37 posted on 06/14/2010 6:04:13 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Guyin4Os

I apologize. It won’t happen again.


38 posted on 06/14/2010 6:07:31 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Texas resident

“George Bush wasn’t available at the time.”
*********************************************

Since when does truth and logic enter in to the equation??


39 posted on 06/14/2010 7:23:24 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: ConservativeMind
I’d say Clinton was about the worst scum of a president outside of 0bama.

Too often people forget about the Clintons. Were it not for the Republican revolution in 1994, led by Newt Gingrich, Clinton would have been just as bad as Obama and his gang. The Republicans kept him in check. The Clintons may have been even more corrupt than Obama.

40 posted on 06/15/2010 7:58:04 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: PLMerite

Good guess, thanks.


41 posted on 06/15/2010 11:32:38 AM PDT by Buchal ("Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .")
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To: JoeProBono; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Teddy topped that.


42 posted on 06/15/2010 4:58:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
...and be synonymous with Hitler’s name.

You don't have to murder anyone for that, just being Republican automatically does it.
43 posted on 06/17/2010 7:12:06 PM PDT by JayNorth
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To: JayNorth

Too True...


44 posted on 06/18/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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