Hughes News Gets Nixon Paranoid

Just the seamier aspects of the AirWest bribery story were enough to threaten Nixon’s chances of reelection. Nixon hadn’t forgotten the disasters of 1960 and 1962 caused by the Nixon family’s relationship with Hughes, and in early 1972, his old nightmare was showing signs of repeating itself, and all because of the fallout from the internal Hughes explosion. February 3, 1972 The New York Times printed a story saying that Las Vegas Sun publisher, Frank Greenspun had safe full of Hughes memos.