|G. Gordon Liddy, one of the Plumbers, made a very
interesting revelation. He had proposed, and eventually it had been
agreed, that there should be LSD put in my soup at a reception at which I
was speaking. I think it must have been a reception in my honor by the
Federal Employees for Peace in Washington. Liddy said the okay came from
on high, which could only mean either the Special Counsel to the
President, Charles Colson, or the President himself. However, it was too
late to recruit the waiters for this purpose and they weren't able to
carry it through. My wife was very worried, then, about somebody getting
me. I thought the government didn't do that sort of thing to Americans.
But I was simply wrong. There was discussion of killing me among the
Plumbers. On May 3, 1972, I was speaking on the steps of the Capitol.
Mexican laundered money, which was later used for Watergate, was first
used to bring up eleven Cubans from Miami. Their orders were to
incapacitate me totally at this rally. But they chose not to be fall guys
and threw it. The order had come from the President, probably with advice
from Kissinger and Haig.