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One of the many "dirty tricks" Nixon tried to do in his early years at the White House was undermine the job & unemployment numbers coming out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics office. Wonder how things are going today...

Blast from the Past: There was one president who tried to manipulate BLS.

Just think of ALL the industries that are affected by ADVANTAGEOUS unemployment & job numbers:

✔ Banking
✔ Stock Market
✔ Interest Rates
✔ Political corporate donors
✔ Elections
Would love an investigative journalist to sniff around this topic.

@NatashaBertrand @Fahrenthold

CODA: Who was the political appointee Nixon had do his dirty work at BLS: Fred Malek, proud mentor of Sarah Palin.

And yes, Trump appointed him to be his chairman of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He died last month.

"My strength is loyalty, my downfall is loyalty," Malek said. "I'm the guy who waved goodbye to Nixon from the WH lawn."

It is that sense of loyalty that has led Malek to emerge as the leading defender of Sarah Palin in the wake of the 2008 election.

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