Mae Brussell: "Martin Luther King assassination -- James Ray said "King had to be killed in an election year." Look Magazine, 11/22/68. The riots that followed King's death made unknown Agnew prominent and ripe for "law and order" candidate. Pappas Foundation, CIA, Greek oil money told Nixon if he wanted to be president and have their financing, he would select Agnew as vice-president. King's death responsible for Agnew's selection and for Nixon's financial backing he needed to run. ... "
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