I write you about some very intriguing material I have in my possession that was written by a key player for Gov. George Wallace’s campaigns.
These historic documents were written by Seymore Trammell, Campaign Director and confidant to Governor George Wallace, including memos of then Attorney General John Mitchell and other primary sources. Trammell’s manuscript reveals how George Bush Sr. dispatched George W. Bush as an undercover operative to spy on the Wallace campaign.
After his release from Maxwell Federal Prison Camp, Seymore was able to add events to his manuscript that concern the conspiracy and subsequent attempt to assassinate him in October of 1971 in Montgomery, Alabama, and Governor George Wallace on May 15th, 1972 in Laurel, Maryland during his Presidential campaign speech.
Wallace had become enemy number one for Nixon in ‘72 and he wanted to get Wallace out of the way, “by any means necessary.”
In 1972, according to the Nixon White House tapes and historical accounts, Nixon was determined not to let Wallace threaten his chances for the Presidential bid.
An archivist who has listened to many hours of the Nixon tapes says it is clear that the president was deeply concerned about Wallace during the campaign and that there is a good bit of chatter about Wallace after the shooting. Housed in College Park, Maryland, some of the tapes are not the best quality and some conversations are hard to hear clearly. The tapes, indexed by subject but not transcribed, indicate evidence of direct involvement in the Wallace assassination attempt by Nixon and other key players. However, there are always the missing 18 and half minutes...
In 1958, Wallace ran in the Democratic primary for governor. Since 1901 and the state’s effective disfranchisement of blacks and many poor whites, the Democratic Party was virtually the only party in Alabama, and the party primary was the real competitive contest. This was a political crossroads for Wallace. State Representative George C. Hawkins of Gadsden ran, but Wallace’s main opponent was state attorney general John Malcolm Patterson, who ran with the support of the Ku Klux Klan, an organization Wallace had spoken against. Wallace was endorsed by the NAACP. Wallace lost the nomination by over 34,400 votes.
For the next ten years, Trammell — himself a hard-line segregationist — would aid and abet Wallace’s racist political strategy. He was one of Wallace’s most trusted aides until ego and corruption drove them apart.
Trammell was also the campaign Director for Wallace’s wife Lurleen Wallace.
Lurleen became Alabama’s first and only lady Governor.
At the time, Alabama’s state constitution prevented George Wallace from seeking a second term in 1966, a restriction that was eventually repealed, largely due to the work of his backers. However, the repeal of the term limit was not in time for Wallace himself to run that year.
Wallace circumvented this by having his wife, Lurleen Wallace, run for the office as a surrogate candidate, similar to the 1917 run of Ma Ferguson for the governorship of Texas on behalf of her husband, who had been impeached and was barred from running.
Mrs. Wallace won the election in the fall of 1966, and was inaugurated in January, 1967.
In 1968 Wallace and Trammell almost cost Richard Nixon the Presidential race. By early 1971, the Wallace Presidential train was still on track, getting more electoral votes and gaining more popularity from coast to coast. Wallace came close to throwing the race into the House of Representatives in 1968 by winning 46 electoral votes on the American Independent Party ticket. If he had carried a few more states in the Midwest, it could have resulted in the appointment of Hubert H. Humphrey as president and changed the course of history since the Democrats held a majority in the House.
Nixon was not about get beat by an upstart ultra-conservative Southern politician or even negotiating for concessions for the South.
President Richard Nixon had appointed Alabama millionaire Winton Red’ Blount as his United States Postmaster General from 1969 to 1972; Blount was a wealthy Alabama businessman who was one of the most influential persons in Alabama, shaping the state financially, educationally, artistically and politically. “Red” Blount played an integral role in helping Nixon carry out his plans to assassinate Trammell and Wallace to get them out of his Presidential campaign.
From the ‘Montgomery Advertiser’ newspaper (found on microfilm) –
‘Nov.1st, 1971- “Red” Blount, Nixon’s Post Master General, announced on Saturday Oct.30th, “effective immediately” had “resigned” from Nixon’s Cabinet as Post Master General to come to Alabama to run for the U.S. Senate against the very popular incumbent, John Sparkman.”
In the same paper, same date, I came across the article I had been looking for before I stumbled upon the news about Blount:
“Seymore Trammell had a severe auto accident over the weekend.”
“Red” Blount suddenly resigned and came to Alabama the same weekend Seymore had a ‘severe auto accident.’
Nixon instructed Blount to resign the day they tried to assassinate Trammell! The timing is uncanny! Coincidence? ————–
From May 1972 to November 1972, Future U.S. President George W. Bush transferred from the Texas Air National Guard to serve as the political director in Blount’s campaign.
Bush Sr. had landed a token appointment from Nixon as Ambassador to the United Nations after a losing run for the U.S. Senate from Texas. Like any politician, he would have been interested in gaining “chits” with the president. What better way than to send his own son to Alabama to spy on the Wallace campaign, under the guise of helping Blount, an old family friend, with mutual connections to Saudi Arabia and Middle Eastern oil?
Logic and knowledge of hardball politics dictate the reason “W” came to Alabama and goes beyond working on Winton “Red” Blount’s Senate campaign, and, the National Guard transfer obtained to facilitate his move.
The plan involved a convenient, if after-the-fact, transfer out of the Guard in Texas, where “W,” at age 26, was “getting into trouble,” according to family friends and published accounts.
Bush Sr. dispatched “W” as an under cover agent to spy on Wallace to gather information while working for the Blount campaign. “W” made the move to Alabama in May to work for Winton “Red” Blount for the U.S. Senate against the very popular Southern Democrat, John Sparkman. The lessons of that year were not lost on Bush nor his political adviser, Karl Rove, who was also cutting his political teeth.
Local conversations in and around Montgomery were that Bush Jr. spent his time dating local women and hanging out at the Wallace political gatherings.
To the casual observer, the young Bush presented himself as a pilot interested in local politics and a good time party guy. This was very common in Montgomery at that time.
Those who encountered Bush in Alabama remember him as an affable social drinker who acted younger than his 26 years. Sources say he also tended to show up late every day, around noon or one, at Blount’s campaign headquarters in Montgomery.
Nixon and his assassination team decided that Wallace must be stopped, “by any means necessary!” The plan was to kill Trammell first which would send a significant message to Wallace by eliminating his main “power source.”
Trammell had been at a typical political gathering at the ‘Diplomat’ in Montgomery, Alabama. This is where all the state politicians would gather to discuss what they would do in the legislature, contracts and a host of other issues. While Trammell was socializing, Nixon’s team made their hit by drugging him with LSD; the ‘team’ had calculated the drug would be absorbed into Trammell’s system quickly and cause a ‘significant accident.’ (Remember Nixon’s plot to assassinate Jack Anderson by either putting poison in his medicine cabinet or exposing him to a ‘massive dose’ of LSD by smearing it on the steering wheel of his car.) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39157420/ns/politics/t/nixon-plot-against-newspaper-columnist-detailed/#.ULgWLGexSS4)
- It was John Mitchell, after being betrayed by Nixon, who confessed to Trammell, how Nixon had dispatched his ‘assassination team’ by orchestrating a near fatal auto crash in Oct. of 1971; Mitchell also confirmed “W” being dispatched as a political spy for daddy Bush and President Richard Nixon.
- Roger Ailes to H.R. Haldeman refers on page 3 to an apparent plan to infiltrate George Wallace’s 1972 presidential campaign. http://edge-cache.gawker.com/gawker/ailesfiles/ailes2.html
- G.Gordon Liddy’s own memoirs on Watergate mention how the CIA drugged and killed people that were deemed a danger to “National Security.” Liddy admits to being in charge of Nixon’s dirty tricks squad in his book Will and provides the details of a plan to “get rid of” Nixon opponents, including columnist Jack Anderson. In 1971, Liddy joined the White House Staff. Working under Egil Krogh, Liddy became a member of the Special Investigations Group (SIG). The group was (informally known as “the Plumbers” because their job was to stop leaks from Nixon’s administration).
Liddy was convicted for the Watergate burglary conspiracy and refusing to testify to the Senate committee investigating Watergate. He served nearly fifty-two months in federal prisons. Liddy helped extend the scope and reach of the White House “Plumbers” unit, which had been created in response to various damaging leaks of information to the press.
Even though it almost cost him his life, Trammell thought the “Alabama Project” was a masterful conspiracy between then President Richard Nixon, H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and other key players.
Trammell had been anxious to get home because he had a quarter horse in a race that same evening in LaFayette, Louisiana. He wanted to head home from the Diplomat to call his trainer, Jerry, to find out the results. Trammell had narrowly escaped death in a suspicious car crash that night but no one put the pieces together until later.
The only thing Trammell recalled before the crash was feeling dizzy, then he blacked out. The access road he had been traveling on turns very slightly to the left and then dead ends into a huge cement drainage culvert, somewhat guarded by an approximately 3 foot tall large mound of dirt.
Trammell’s Lincoln hit this mound of dirt at a speed of approximately 80 miles per hour, crashing into the cement culvert, throwing him onto the floorboard of the car, possibly saving his life, although he still sustained massive head and chest injuries, and the loss of an eye.
He was rushed to Saint Margaret’s Hospital in downtown Montgomery. The next thing he remembered is being in an emergency operating room after Dr. Bruce Holding and other doctors brought him back to life with electric paddles. Trammell and the doctors that operated on him were able to rule out alcohol but were still left baffled by what could have caused the accident. No one realized at the time that Nixon had plotted an attempted political assassination. They didn’t learn until later that it was Nixon’s assassination team, the “Plumbers” who had planned and executed similar heinous crimes.
Since Nixon’s plans had failed, his killer goon squad set their sight on Wallace which took 6 months of planning and resulted in recruiting, funding and training Arthur Bremer to shoot Wallace in Laurel, Maryland.
On May 15th,1972, Wallace, with a full road crew in Laural, Maryland, came to speak at a Presidential rally. His former Press Secretary, Bill Jones, warned him it was a bad idea to step out into crowds, especially in dangerous areas like Maryland, and not to speak at this particular rally. Following his speech, against Bill’s advice, Wallace wandered out into the crowd to shake hands; Arthur Bremer, who had been following Wallace for several months, was in the crowd with a loaded .38 caliber revolver as instructed. While Wallace greeted his fans, Bremer walked up, getting within 3 feet of him, and shot four times. Wallace was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring where they were able to save him, leaving one bullet lodged in his spine that he eventually took to his grave. It also forced him to suffer in a wheel chair the rest of his life as a paraplegic.
Widely reported discrepancies, emerging at the time of the investigation, including the fact that Bremer’s finger and palm prints were not found on the gun, although he is shown on film without gloves, and, the bullets that entered Wallace showed trajectories from above and behind, in spite of Bremer firing all four shots from directly in front of Wallace.
The entire scene was captured by a CBS News camera crew, purportedly on a tip from the CIA to “be there that day.” The bullets struck three witnesses, two were removed and recovered, however, the bullets were so damaged that not one of them could be linked to Bremer’s gun.
Maryland police originally sent out a wanted message for a second man believed to be involved in the shooting, but later retracted it and said it was a mistake.
Sound familiar? Grassy knoll…
Trammell had split with the Wallace campaign after learning about the siphoning of $3.25 million from the presidential election fund by Gerald Wallace, George’s brother. Trammell wanted the money spent in the Midwest, where the campaign came close to picking up a number of states in the ’68 race. Gerald decided to take the siphoned money and put it into the Wallace family retirement monies deposited in a bank in Clayton, Alabama, run by their good friend and banker, Tom Ventress.
Soon after, Seymore got a call from Red Blount in Washington, D.C. asking him to come to the Justice Department to discuss DOJ and IRS charges against the Wallace state and campaign operations, the entire Wallace family and all their political connections and contributors.
Blount told Trammell there was a very wide ranging investigation of the Wallace campaign with respect to Federal tax evasions and wrong doings in State Government elections.
Trammell had Blount’s guarantee that he would have “complete immunity of prosecution” for his cooperation. Trammell went to the Justice Department and gave them as much information as possible.
In the end, Trammell’s immunity was null and void, in instead, he was made to be the ‘scapegoat’ for the ‘Alabama Project,’ otherwise known as Nixon’s secret IRS files. Unbeknownst to Trammell, Nixon had already hatched his next dubious plan; as a result, Seymore was notified by the IRS of bogus charges of Federal Income tax evasion. Wallace and his family were also notified of the same.
Since Nixon’s team failed to kill Trammell and Wallace, he was determined to put both of them in Federal Prison. It was at this time that Nixon decided to make a visit to Alabama with the ‘cover story’ to announce and praise a project in Mobile to expand the Tennessee-Tom Bigbee waterway for more commercial shipping traffic. Richard Nixon brought his daughter and Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson to complete the cover. Nixon knew from “Red” Blount that Wallace was deathly afraid of going to prison. Nixon wanted Wallace out of the picture so he made Wallace ‘an offer he could not refuse.’
He told Wallace to get out of the Independent Party and insisted on Wallace defaming McGovern and the Democrats or be prosecuted for federal income tax evasion and campaign violations. Naturally, Wallace took ‘the deal.’ Federal Prosecutor Ira DeMent told Trammell his tax immunity had been taken away from him and he was headed for conviction.
Nixon felt he could successfully threaten Wallace and his family with time in prison to keep him from getting back together with Seymore. The consequence would result in sending Seymore to federal prison.
As instructed by Nixon, Wallace got into the Democratic Party and traveled the country maligning George McGovern and the Democrats. While still recovering from his near fatal ‘car accident,’ Seymore found himself in a ‘fixed’ federal income tax trial. In the end, the famous racial integration Federal Judge, Frank Minis Johnson, was also instructed by Nixon to charge Trammell with ‘conspiracy’ to commit Federal Income tax evasion for not paying some $3,000 in back taxes for a swimming pool. The pool installation company was forced to lie in court against him to secure a conviction!
Seymore’s secretary had repeatedly told the pool company to send a bill for the pool, but they never did, and treated it as a political gift which Trammell was never aware of.
Bill Jones, former Press Secretary to Gov. George Wallace, and Trammell’s attorney, Robert M. Alton, III leaves court after testifying on behalf of his friend, Seymore Trammell, who financed the campaign in California in 1967 to qualify Gov. Wallace for the Presidential ballot.
Trammell’s tax trial dragged on and on until Judge Frank Johnson finally instructed the jury to find Trammell guilty. The jury thought he would only have to pay the $3,000 and that would be that, but Judge Johnson had been pressured by President Nixon to put Seymore in federal prison. Judge Johnson found Trammell guilty of ‘conspiracy’ and sentenced him to 4 years at the local Maxwell Federal Prison where he served 20 months.
Nixon, typically consumed with fear and paranoia, found some solace in having Trammell incarcerated so he could not assist the Wallace campaign or expose any information about the assassination attempts.
Still recovering from his life threatening wounds, Seymore set his sights on documenting the events that landed him in the Maxwell Air Force Base prison on bogus charges. With the help of his son, Warren Trammell, they secretly managed to get his memoirs out of the prison.
Every few days, Seymore was able to type 15 to 20 pages at a time. He instructed his son to bring a newspaper when he came to visit. Seymore would slip the typed pages in the newspaper for Warren to sneak out so the prison guards wouldn’t find them in his cell.
In those days it was illegal for an inmate to write about his case in prison. Had Nixon suspected his dirty campaign tactics were being documented, he would have both he and his son killed. There was plenty to worry about, but Seymore was determined.
Soon after Seymore was paroled, Nixon’s Attorney General, John Mitchell, was sentenced to 19 months for his role in the cover-up of the Watergate break-in; when he was released, next on the chopping block was Nixon’s inner circle guy, Charles Colson, who was sentenced to Maxwell for 18 months.
When John Mitchell was in Maxwell, he frequently called Seymore at home and exposed Nixon’s ‘Alabama Project’. Mitchell insisted he had nothing to do with the attempted assassination of neither him nor Wallace. Mitchell also confirmed Bush Sr. and “W” were co-conspirators in the plot to assassinate a State Governor and Presidential candidate, and his #1 adviser, Seymore Trammell, crimes we believe they should be indicted for.
Once Seymore got out of the Maxwell Federal Prison Camp, he was contacted by Dr. Dan T. Carter, one of the nation’s foremost historians on U.S. and Southern history.
Carter needed information on the Wallace assassination attempt and his relationship with Richard Nixon. He knew the most reliable source for obtaining what he needed for his book was from the man responsible for the Governor’s success.
Trammell decided to work with Dr. Carter because he was a famous Southern Historian and history professor who had the necessary resources to publish his manuscript.
Seymore and his son met with Dr. Carter several times and agreed to give him a copy of the manuscript he had written while in prison. Seymore and his son, Warren, spent numerous hours with Carter in person and over the phone verifying Seymore’s extraordinary accounts of this important piece of history.
Carter had spent millions of dollars of his publisher, Simon & Schuster’s, money on lawyers to obtain the IRS files and necessary investigation into the ‘Alabama Project.’
However, because of the incriminating nature of Trammell’s documents, Simon & Schuster would not allow Seymore’s story to be included in Carter’s book, the “Politics of Rage.”
Source – The Politics of Rage page 559.
Seymore’s manuscript could have been the most shocking piece of history of its time, had Simon & Schuster allowed Carter to include it in his book.
Now, 40 years later, Trammell’s historic accounts have yet to be revealed to the public. This is an important missing piece of history whose time has come. Seymore’s manuscript “Madness in the Magnolias” is a significant game-changer to the Watergate story we’ve all come to accept as the truth.
Trammell and Carter knew Watergate was brilliantly crafted by the Nixon administration. It was far less painful to step down as President than going to prison for attempting to assassinate an Alabama State Governor/Presidential Candidate and his Campaign Director.
Warren Trammell and I trying to find an publisher to help us get this story out.
If you would be interested in reviewing Trammell’s manuscript please contact….etc.
Lisa Elkins Goodman
Literary Agent/Investigative Journalist
‘Madness in the Magnolias’
Box 1777 Julian, CA. 92036
During the 1958 Alabama governor’s race, Seymore Trammell, the state’s attorney in George Wallace’s judicial circuit, maintained a public face of neutrality. Behind the scenes, however, Trammell helped supporters of Attorney General John Patterson produce flyers accusing Wallace of being soft on race.
After Wallace lost the election in a landslide, he consulted with Trammell about running a race-based campaign in the 1962 gubernatorial election. For the next ten years, Trammell — himself a hard-line segregationist — would aid and abet Wallace’s racist political strategy. He was one of Wallace’s most trusted aides until ego and corruption drove them apart.
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Thank you Ruthann! ❤
The 1972 shooting of presidential candidate George Wallace by Arthur Bremer in Maryland.
It’s uncanny how close and clearly the camera focused on Bremer!
The Wallace shooting 1972 Election – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt6pgvYU2fw&feature=related
Warren and I were invited to Feed your Head by AirAmarteifio Radi0 on Fri, December 7, 2012 06:00 p.m. ‘Lisa Goodman, http://www.lisaleaks.com, with Warren Trammell, talks about their up-coming book, ‘Madness in the Magnolias.’ ‘Who was really behind the 1972 shooting of presidential candidate George Wallace? Was it the Nixon Assasination Team? What presidents were connected to this?’
Conspiracy Chronicles Presents: “The Alabama Project” Nixon’s Plot to Kill McGovern and Trammel
Joe Joseph 12/16/12 Many thanks to Joe for helping us get our story out!
“The Alabama Project” Nixon’s Plot to Kill Gov. George Wallace and his Campaign Director, Seymore Trammell.
Joe Joseph, Tim Watts and John King welcome Lisa Elkins Goodman and Warren Trammell to the broadcast to discuss “The Alabama Project” Nixon’s plot to assassinate George Wallace and his Campaign Manager Seymour Trammell. This plot is yet another plot that involves… you guessed it! The Bush Family!
This is a fascinating piece of history that just further proves the nefarious nature of politics and power!
“I promised my father I would get his manuscript published.
He told me to tell the complete true story of the assassination attempts made on him and Governor Wallace.
He made me promise to clear his name from the false charges made against him. What was once ours was unfairly taken from me and my father by Richard Nixon, the Bushes and their gang of thieves and assassins! To this very day, our name is tainted in the state of Alabama. Just ask anyone.
I swore to my father I would expose the real reason Nixon stepped down as President, which is now historical record, and completely verified by Dr Carter’s investigation.
By the grace of God, after four decades of trying to get my fathers story told, Lisa came into my life. Because of her diligence and astounding commitment to reveal the truth, I know in my heart she will get Seymore’s manuscript published.
Lisa has gone where no other person, friend, family, author, historian or publisher has ever gone before to help me keep my promise to my father.”
Lisa Elkins Goodman – Investigative Journalist / Literary Agent – emphasis on exposing corruption, rooting out scoundrels and advocating for judicial integrity.
With love and admiration, I want to thank Warren Trammell, Seymore Trammell’s son, for intrusting me with Seymore’s manuscript without which this important missing piece of history would never have been revealed to the public. – Lisa Elkins Goodman