Thursday, March 24, 2005

When Woodward and Bernstein met Scully and Mulder

Wouldn't have predicted this one. Seems President Richard Nixon turned to psychic Jeanne Dixon for early warnings of terrorist attacks. Her predictions were relayed to the Oval Office via secretary Rosemary Woods -- of "18-minute gap" fame.

NEWSWEEK reports some of the warnings were never acted upon. In true Dick Nixon fashion, a threat to Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham was hushed up. Ms Woods reported to the President that Ms Dixon had seen Ms Graham injured by a package at her office. Ms Woods told President Nixon, "But [Dixon] is not going to pass that on, she's not going to call Grahm and tell her this."

Guess that's what you get for running all those Watergate stories. (NEWSWEEK)

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