H. R. Haldeman Quotes

Reg meetings – dirty tricks dept.
use of power of WH more ruthlessly
in deadly battle – use all weapons.

This quotation not only shows the degree of Nixon Paranoia. The "deadly battle" was what he believed was being waged by the Nixon Enemies, but it shows that the Nixon staff referred to some staff as the "dirty tricks department". Nixon had resorted to dirty tricks from his earliest days in politics and never stopped. As this quotation shows, he even institutionalized the unethical and often illegal practice. Incredibly, Nixon also wanted ruthlessness in interacting with Americans–opponents and saw the struggle with his political opponents as a "deadly battle".
H. R. Haldeman
H. R. Haldeman
  • Born: October 27, 1926
  • Died: November 12, 1993
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Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman was an American political aide and businessman, best known for his service as White House Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon and his consequent involvement in the Watergate Affair.

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