Nixon & the IRS

Conversations between President Nixon and John Ehrlichman, and Nixon and Bob Haldeman, add historical perspective to the use of the IRS for political motives.

The Miller Center at the University of Virginia provides recordings and transcripts. Caution, they include strong language.

Nixon-Ehrlichman conversation about using the IRS.

Nixon-Haldeman discuss using the IRS

For another example, with additional references to Latino workers, listen to a tape of the phone call between Nixon and his attorney general.

Nixon directs John Mitchell to “do it.”

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