John N. Mitchell

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John Newton Mitchell (1913-09-151988-11-09) was United States Attorney General under President Richard M. Nixon.


  • You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
    • Remarks (overheard by reporters) in July 1969 after meeting with a group of black civil rights workers, who protested the Administration's action on the Voting Rights Act of 1965; reported in The Washington Post, "Watch What We Do," editorial (July 7, 1969), p. A22.
  • This country is going so far to the right you won't recognize it.
  • All that crap, you're putting it in the paper? It's all been denied. Katie Graham's gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that's published. Good Christ! That's the most sickening thing I ever heard.

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