Apparently we'll be referring to Richard Nixon -- the nation's only President to resign in disgrace -- as "Tricky Dick" for another reason.
In the newly released biography Nixon's Darkest Secrets veteran Washington reporter Don Fulsom alleges the 37th President who served from 1969 to 1974 "may have had an affair with his best friend and confidant, a Mafia‑connected Florida wheeler-dealer named Charles 'Bebe' Rebozo who was even more crooked than Nixon" as reported by Tom Leonard for the Daily Mail:
Bebe Rebozo was a short, swarthy, good-looking Cuban-American businessman with a history of failed relationships with women and close alliances with Miami's Mafia chiefs. * * * According to the FBI, he had close links with Mob bosses such as Santo Trafficante, the Tampa Godfather, and Alfred "Big Al" Polizzi, a stooge of Meyer Lansky, the Cosa Nostra's financial brains. * * * When Rebozo started his own bank in Florida in 1964, Nixon — then a lawyer — wielded a golden shovel at the ground-breaking ceremony and became its first depositor.
And apparently Bebe made deposits -- so to speak -- with Nixon: "when Nixon became President, Rebozo got his own office and bedroom at the White House, and a security clearance that allowed him to go in and out without being logged by the secret service." According to Fulsom's book Bebe was a well-known fixture in Miami's gay community.
Just when you thought our politicians couldn't be any sleazier.
Where was the freakin' FBI while the President of the United States was cavorting with an alleged mob figure gay or otherwise? Oh yeah, the mobbed-up closet case Director J. Edgar Hoover was attending meetings with Rebozo and Nixon.
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