I write you about some intriguing material I have in my possession that was written by a key player in Gov. George Wallace’s campaigns.
As in any political conspiracy assassinations, some things are very difficult to prove, but there is a very strong chain of circumstantial evidence presented here.
These historic documents were written by Seymore Trammell, Campaign Finance Director and confidant to Governor George Wallace, including memos of then Attorney General John Mitchell and other primary sources. Trammell’s manuscript reveals how the Director of Central Intelligence, George H. W. Bush, dispatched his son, W. Bush, as an undercover operative to spy on the Wallace campaign. References also include the whereabouts of Bush Jr. during the time he allegedly went AWOL between 1968-72.
After his release from Maxwell Air Force Base Federal Prison Camp, Trammell, historian Dr. Dan Carter, publishers Simon & Schuster, the IRS, Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell, Wallace, just to name few, were able to piece together the events that led up to the conspiracy and subsequent attempt to first assassinate Trammell on October of 1971 in Montgomery, Alabama, and Governor George Wallace on May 15th, 1972 in Laurel, Maryland at his Presidential campaign speech.
Seymore Trammell. Gov. George Wallace’s Campaign Director.
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.
After the election, Trammell recalled Wallace saying, “Seymore, you know why I lost that governor’s race? … I was outniggered by John Patterson. And I’ll tell you here and now, I will never be outniggered again.”
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.
Under Trammell’s direction and financing, Wallace had finished first in the 1962 Democratic primary ahead of State Senator Ryan DeGraffenried, Sr., taking 35 percent of the vote. In the runoff, Wallace won the nomination with 55 percent of the vote.
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.
Trammell and Wallace had become enemy number one for Nixon in ‘72 and he wanted to get Wallace out of the way, “by any means necessary.”
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.
Nixon was not about get beat by an upstart ultra-conservative Southern politician nor was he negotiating for concessions in the South.
Richard Nixon had appointed Alabama billionaire and philanthropist, Winton ‘Red’ Blount as his Postmaster General from 1969 to 1971; Blount was one of the most influential persons in Alabama, shaping the state financially, educationally and politically. He also founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the large construction company, Blount International, based in Montgomery, Alabama.
From the The Montgomery Advertiser newspaper (found on microfilm) – ‘Nov.1st, 1971- Winton ‘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.”
Richard Nixon had appointed Alabama billionaire and philanthropist, Winton Red Blount as his Postmaster General from 1969 to 1971; Blount was one of the most influential persons in Alabama, shaping the state financially, educationally and politically. He also founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the large construction company, Blount International, based in Montgomery, Alabama.
Blount suddenly resigned and came to Alabama the same weekend Seymore had a ‘severe auto accident.’
From The Montgomery Advertiser – “Trammell loses an eye in car “accident” and Blounts resigns as head of U.S.Post Master General
Nixon instructed Blount to resign the day they tried to assassinate Trammell! The timing is uncanny! Coincidence? ————–
George W. Bush’s “nomadic” years.
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?
Dan Rather recalled the last conversation he had with George W. Bush after his controversial 2004 CBS News report on the former president’s Air National Guard service record.
“I was at the White House for a briefing for reporters, and I asked him a couple of questions and he answered the questions,” Rather said. “And then afterward he said to me, ‘I hope you’ll be happy retired in Austin.’ That’s my home. I had no intention of retiring in Austin. I have a passion for my work and I plunged myself back into doing work. But that’s the only conversation I’ve had with him since.”
Rather also defended the report that led to the end of his network news career.
“We reported a true story,” he said. “That’s why I’m no longer with CBS News.”
Logic and knowledge of hardball politics dictate the reason George W. came to Alabama and goes beyond working on 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 G.W. at age 26, was reportedly “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 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.
”Richard Nixon is a no-good lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he’d lie just to keep his hand in…[Nixon is] the easiest man to beat.” — Harry Truman, 1960
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 Campaign and Finance Director.
The ‘Diplomat’ was a popular watering hole for politicians.
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.’ (Note: 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.) Nixon plot against newspaper columnist detailed – politics.
- It was John N. 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.
- 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).
G. Gordon Liddy
, was the chief operative for the White House Plumbers unit that existed from July–September 1971, during Richard Nixon’s presidency.
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, W. W. 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.
Seymore Trammell after his near fatal car accident
Trammell 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.
“One more thing I want to warn you boys about is a guy named Richard Nixon. You might not have heard much about him, but he’s fixin’ to be the next President and there’s not a damn thing anybody can do to stop him! I want to warn you to stay away from him because he will kill anybody to get elected and whatever he wants to do.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
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…
The 1972 shooting of presidential candidate George Wallace by Arthur Bremer in Maryland.
It’s uncanny how the camera crew focused on Bremer before the assassination attempt!
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. The money was then deposited in a bank in Clayton, Alabama, run by their good friend and banker, Tom Ventress.
Soon after, Seymore contacted by 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 were being investigated, this was know as the ‘Alabama Project.’
Blount revealed to 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 was assured by Blount that he would have “complete immunity of prosecution if he cooperated.” In the end, Trammell’s immunity was taken away, and he was made to be the ‘scapegoat’ for this Alabama Project, also known as Nixon’s secret files of the IRS.
Seymore went to the Justice Department and gave them as much information as possible. Little did he know at the time, Nixon had already hatched his next dubious plan; as a result, Seymore was notified by the IRS of charges of Federal Income tax evasion. Wallace and his family were also notified of the same.
”It’s not enough for Nixon to win. He’s going to have to put some people in jail.”
— Lyndon B. Johnson, worrying about Nixon’s vindictive streak towards his political opponents, 1969
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 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.’
Nixon’s threat to throw Wallace and his family in prison was successful. To assure Wallace and Trammell couldn’t get back together, Seymore was set up in a ‘fixed’ federal prison sentence. Federal Prosecutor Ira DeMent told Trammell his tax immunity had been taken away from him and he was headed for conviction.
As instructed, Wallace got into the Democratic Party and traveled the country maligning George McGovern and the Democrats. Seymore found himself in a fraudulent federal income tax trial while still recovering from his near fatal ‘accident.’ In the end, the famous racially integrating Federal Judge, Frank M. Johnson, was instructed by Nixon to charge Trammell with ‘conspiracy’ to commit Federal Income tax evasion of not paying some $3,000 in back taxes for a swimming pool. The pool installation company was forced to lie in order to get a conviction!
At the time, it was such a small thing and Seymore’s secretary had repeatedly told the pool company to send him 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 prison on bogus charges. With the help of his son, Warren, they secretly managed to get his manuscript 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 George 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 was released from 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 Wallace 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 Warren, spent numerous hours with Carter 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.’
Because of the incriminating nature of Trammell’s documents, Simon & Schuster would not allow this shocking piece of history to be included in Carter’s book, the ‘The Politics of Rage.’
Carter credited Trammell in his book, “Seymore Trammell, George Wallace’s most influential political adviser and state cabinet officer in the 1960′s, generously spent several days with me sharing his memories and his knowledge of those years. In all our extensive interviews, I never found an instance in which he misled me. He has his own fascinating story and I hope he will eventually have a chance to tell it.”
Source – The Politics of Rage page 559.
Seymore’s manuscript ‘Madness in the Magnolias,’ is a significant game-changer to the Watergate story. Carter, and others are still keeping these historic documents out of the public’s eye. Why?
Trammell and Carter knew Watergate was brilliantly crafted by the Nixon administration. It was far less painful for Nixon to step down as President than go to prison for attempting to assassinate a Presidential Candidate and his Campaign Director.
I have shared Trammell’s manuscript with numerous historians, publishers and authors in the hopes to finally get his story published.
Both the Nixon and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum are considering adding Trammell’s manuscript to their archives. (See below for additional contacts that also have Trammell’s manuscript for consideration.)
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
In the photo above: Ruth, Seymore and Warren Trammell.
Brinkley is an American author, professor of history at Rice University and a fellow at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. Brinkley is the history commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. He joined the faculty of Rice University as a professor of history in 2007.
Winner of Nine Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow Broadcasting Award
WASHINGTON—Highly-acclaimed investigative reporter Mark Feldstein joins The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) as an associate professor this fall. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a broadcast journalist and freelance writer, Feldstein will teach: “Broadcast News Reporting” and “Reporting and Writing the News.”
Feldstein also has uncovered new evidence that documents one of the more outrageous schemes of the Nixon presidency: a plot to assassinate 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. While the aborted scheme to murder Anderson has been reported — and disputed — before, Feldstein found new corroboration: A confession before his death by ex-White House “plumber” Howard Hunt.
Robert “Bob” Booker Baer is an American author and a former CIA case officer who was primarily assigned to the Middle East. He is currently TIME.com‘s intelligence columnist and has contributed to Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Baer is a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international relations, espionage and U.S. foreign policy.
Baer wrote the book See No Evil documenting his experiences while working for the Agency. The C.I. Desk: FBI and CIA Counterintelligence As Seen From My Cubicle.
Russ Baker is a US investigative journalist and founder of the nonprofit website WhoWhatWhy.com. His recurring themes are politics, secrecy, and abuses of power. His recent writings have focused on elites in finance, resource extraction, military and intelligence operations, and their quiet influence over national and global political and economic affairs.
In 2009 Bloomsbury published his book Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America. Family of Secrets was released in paperback in November 2009, under the title Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. The book has been reviewed by many print and electronic journals.
Baker has written for many US publications including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Village Voice, Esquire, Slate and Salon, and served as a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. Internationally, his work has appeared in dozens of top publications including: The Globe & Mail (Canada); The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and The Observer (UK); Der Spiegel and Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany), La Repubblica (Italy), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), and the Sydney Morning Herald. Examples of his work can be found at www.russbaker.com under Archive of Articles.
He has won numerous journalism awards, including a 2005 Deadline Club award for his reporting on George W. Bush‘s military record. He has served as a member of the adjunct faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Dan Rather, worked his way up at CBS News from reporter to anchor and helmed CBS Evening News for more than two decades. He’s also reported for 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. Resigning from the network after a questionable story on President George W. Bush, Rather has worked as an anchor and managing editor on AXS TV and published a 2012 memoir.
Harvey Klehr, B.A., Franklin & Marshall College; Ph.D. (1971), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Specialization: Political Theory, Twentieth Century Political Ideologies. He received the Emory Williams Teaching Award (1983), Emory University Scholar-Teacher of the Year (1995) and the Thomas Jefferson Award (1999). His current research interests center around American communism and Soviet espionage in America. His most recent publication is Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America. (Yale, 2009). He served on the National Council on the Humanities from 2005-2011. He was selected to give the Distinguished Faculty Lecture during Founders’ Week in 2012.
Luke A. Nichter is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, where he teaches courses in 20th century international history. He received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University following positions held in the U.S. House of Representatives, the British House of Commons, and fellowships at the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. Luke is currently revising a book manuscript tentatively titled Richard Nixon and Europe: Confrontation and Cooperation, 1969-1975, which is based on multi-archival research in six countries. He has also written a book-length biography of George W. Bush, and is under contract to write biographies of Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon.
Luke is a former founding Executive Producer of C-SPAN’s American History TV and his work is periodically featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press. He is also a noted expert on the Nixon tapes as a result of his efforts to digitize the nearly 4,000 hours of recordings which he makes available as a public service at nixontapes.org.
Max Holland is a journalist, author, and the editor of Washington Decoded, an online newsletter from the nation’s capital that began publishing 11 March 2007. He is currently a contributing editor to The Nation and The Wilson Quarterly, and sits on the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. As of 2004 he had had more than two decades of journalism experience; his articles have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, American Heritage, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Studies in Intelligence, the Journal of Cold War Studies, Reviews in American History, and online at History News Network.
Holland’s published books include: Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat: Max Holland (University Press of Kansas, 2012); The Kennedy Assassination Tapes: The White House Conversations of Lyndon B. Johnson Regarding the Assassination, the Warren Commission, and the Aftermath (Knopf, 2004); The CEO Goes to Washington: Negotiating the Halls of Power (Whittle Direct Books, 1994); and When the Machine Stopped: A Cautionary Tale from Industrial America (Harvard Business School Press, 1989). In 2011, he was the lead consultant for a National Geographic Television documentary about the Kennedy assassination that premiered in November 2011, entitled JFK: The Lost Bullet. The findings of the documentary were summarized in The DeRonja-Holland Report
Greider, prominent political journalist and author, has been a reporter for more than 35 years for newspapers, magazines and television. Over the past two decades, he has persistently challenged mainstream thinking on economics. For 17 years Greider was the National Affairs Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where his investigation of the defense establishment began. He is a former assistant managing editor at the Washington Post, where he worked for fifteen years as a national correspondent, editor and columnist. While at the Post, he broke the story of how David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s budget director, grew disillusioned with supply-side economics and the budget deficits that policy caused, which still burden the American economy.
He is the author of the national bestsellers One World, Ready or Not, Secrets of the Temple and Who Will Tell The People. In the award-winning Secrets of the Temple, he offered a critique of the Federal Reserve system. Greider has also served as a correspondent for six Frontline documentaries on PBS, including “Return to Beirut,” which won an Emmy in 1985.
Greider’s most recent book is The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to A Moral Economy. In it, he untangles the systemic mysteries of American capitalism, details its destructive collisions with society and demonstrates how people can achieve decisive influence to reform the system’s structure and operating values.
Mark Danner is a writer, journalist and professor who has written for more than two decades on foreign affairs and international conflict. He has covered Central America, Haiti, Balkans and Iraq, among many other stories, and has written extensively about the development of American foreign policy during the late Cold War and afterward, and about violations of human rights during that time. His books include Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War (2009), The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War’s Buried History (2006), Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror (2004), The Road to Illegitimacy: One Reporter’s Travel’s Through the 2000 Florida Vote Recount (2004) and The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War (1994). His new book, Torture and the Forever War will appear in Spring 2012. Danner was a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English, Journalism, and Politics at the University of California at Berkeley, and the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics, and Humanities at Bard College.
Between 1972 and 1976, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein emerged as two of the most famous journalists in America and became forever identified as the reporters who broke the biggest story in American politics. Beginning with the investigation of a “third-rate burglary” of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex, Woodward and Bernstein uncovered a system of political “dirty tricks” and crimes that eventually led to indictments of forty White House and administration officials, and ultimately to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Naturally Woodward and Bernstein were at the top of my contact list but I have only been able to correspond through their agents and have yet to hear from them.
Bruce Reeves Bartlett is an American historian whose area of expertise is supply-side economics. He served as a domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under President George H. W. Bush.
Bartlett has written several books and magazine articles critical of the George W. Bush Administration, whose economic policies he believes significantly depart from traditional conservative principles.
The Politics of Rage
Professor Dan Carter teaches United States History and has a special interest in national 20th century politics and the post-Civil War American South. Dr. Carter has taught the US Since 1877 survey, the history of the New South, and courses on documentary films as well as the making of Southern culture. He has also taught graduate courses on 20th century US history and the post civil-war South. His publications include: Scottsboro: a Tragedy of the American South; When the War Was Over: the Failure of Self-Reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867; The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics, and From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich: Race in the Conservative Counterrevolution, 1963-1994.
Dr. Carter, Professor of Southern History and author of ‘The Politics of Rage,’ touted “as one of the finest political biographies,” was the obvious choice to contact since he had already spent three additional years and millions of dollars verifying Trammell’s story.
At long last, Dr Carter could finally tell the real story of Watergate. The story he wanted to base his book on, had Simone & Schuster allowed him to include Trammell’s manuscript.
The extraordinary ‘Watergate’ game-changer that could have changed political history, as we know it.
One can only speculate as to why Carter has refused to respond to the countless emails and phone calls I’ve sent him. Perhaps he signed a gag order with Simone & Schuster to never reveal the facts.
Or maybe, like Dan Rather, who was fired from CBS news for exposing the whereabouts of W. Bush at the time, Carter may have been worried about his career, or being ostracized for exposing the truth, or worse.
John Dean served as White House Counsel to United States President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. In this position, he became deeply involved in events leading up to the Watergate burglaries and the subsequent Watergate scandal cover-up. He was referred to as “master manipulator of the cover up” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He pleaded guilty to a single felony count in exchange for becoming a key witness for the prosecution. This ultimately resulted in a reduced prison sentence, which was served at Fort Holabird outside Baltimore, Maryland.
Daniel Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2006. He is also known for a fundamental contribution to decision theory, the Ellsberg paradox.
Joe Hagan is a contributing editor at New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Men’s Journal. He began at New York in 2006 after working as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he was part of the team that covered the Valerie Plame CIA-leak case. He spent the preceding years as a columnist for The New York Observer, working under legendary editor Peter W. Kaplan, and breaking a series of stories on Dan Rather’s travails at CBS News.
James L. Roark, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of American History, author (B.A., University of California-Davis, 1963; M.A., 1964; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1973); southern history American history.
Frank Rich, Writer-at-Large, writing monthly on politics and culture, and editing a special monthly section anchored by his essay. He is also a commentator on nymag.com, engaging in regular dialogues on the news of the week.
Aaron Sorkin is an Academy and Emmy award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Social Network, Moneyball and The Newsroom.
Simkin has been interested in the assassination of John F. Kennedy for over 25 years. In 2004 he created the Assassination of JFK website.
Spartacus Educational website. Produced online material for the Electronic Telegraph, the European Virtual School and the Guardian’s educational website, Learn. I was also a member of the European History E-Learning Project (E-Help), a project to encourage and improve use of ICT and the internet in classrooms across the continent.
Jess Levin-The Education Writers Association (EWA) is the national professional organization of education reporters. EWA was organized in 1947 by a group of newspaper.
Allen Mikaelian Promoted to New Editor of “Perspectives on History”
In the history news department, the American Historical Association has just announced that Allen Mikaelian will take over the editorship of Perspectives on History after the retirement (at the end of the year) of current editor Pillarisetti Sudhir. Here is the announcement from AHA Today.
Asif always knew where he was going, having dreamed of becoming a filmmaker since his childhood. The road he chose to travel led him straight to the Columbia College Hollywood, where Asif started his film and television career. He is dedicated to making a difference in the world through the projects he chooses to participate in. Asif Akbar’s latest documentary, “The Terror Within”, is a prime example of using the media in a noble effort to expose and eliminate corruption, fraud, waste and abuse.
James Rosen (born in Brooklyn, New York) is a journalist and television correspondent. He currently works as a Washington, D.C. correspondent for the Fox News Channel.
Warren Trammell, Seymore Trammell’s son
“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, investigative journalist, Lisa Elkins Goodman, came into my life. Because of her diligence and astounding commitment to reveal the truth, I know 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 / Polymath – emphasis on exposing corruption, rooting out scoundrels and advocating for judicial integrity. (See Profile)
With love and admiration, I want to thank Warren Trammell for entrusting me with Seymore’s manuscript without which this important missing piece of history would never have been revealed.
– Lisa Elkins Goodman
The Socialist Insight—–Lahona Times-Compass
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Mon, December 3, 2012
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!
Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime
Howard Kurtz – Jack Anderson’s Nixonian tactics
Seymore Trammell | goolap.info
Arthur Bremer – Spartacus Educational
Dirty tricks – Richard M. Nixon – war, domestic, foreign
Oral History Interview With CHARLES W. COLSON – Nixon …
Archives and the Public Good: Accountability and Records
George Wallace’s 1963 inaugural address
American President: Biography of Richard Milhous Nixon
The American Experience | George Wallace: Settin … – PBS
Roger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News – GawkerRoger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News – Gawkerv
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College