Richard Nixon had long-term gay affair according to new book

richard-nixon-getty.jpgWas President Richard Nixon engaged in a decades-long gay affair with a man the feds believed had mob ties? According to a new biography of the 37th President, this could be the case.

In the new book "Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President," Don Fulsom, a former UPI Washington bureau chief, writes that Nixon and Charles (Bebe) Rebozo had a relationship that may have extended beyond their well-known friendship.

Fulsom writes that Nixon and Rebozo, whom the FBI believed was laundering money for the mafia, were once spotted holding each other "the way you'd cuddle your senior prom date." Fulsom also says the two were once seen holding hands during a dinner, the New York Daily News reports.

In addition to this shocking report, the book also states that Nixon used to beat his wife, First Lady Pat Nixon. It adds the late President Nixon had to be trained on how to kiss his wife so they'd be seen as a loving couple.

Fulsom's book, according to the publisher's website, also reveals that Nixon had a "close connection with New Orleans [mob] boss Carlos Marcello" and "ordered the killing of White House reporter Jack Anderson."

The Nixon Foundation has offered no comment. Rebozo died in 1998.
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