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Get rid of that son of a bitch

In 1968, Fitzgerald reported a $2.3 billion cost overrun in the Lockheed C-5 aircraft program. As a congressional witness before the Joint Economic Committee, he rejected the advice of Air Force officials and testified with candor and transparency about billions of dollars in avionics program cost overruns and other technical problems enormously embarrassing the Defense Department and the Nixon Administration procurement practices. Fitzgerald was ultimately terminated by Defense Secretary Melvin Laird but his whistleblower case and his future efforts led to reforms and laws to protect whistleblowers.

Richard M. Nixon, 1913-1994, 37th President of the United States (Republican, CA), Orders to his staff regarding A. Ernest Fitzgerald, 1968

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Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
  • Born: January 9, 1913
  • Died: April 22, 1994
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States from 1969 until 1974 and the only president to resign from the position. He had previously served as the 36th vice president of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as both a U.S. representative and senator from California.

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