With the 30th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard M Nixon came the revelation that several of the key members of Nixon’s ‘dirty tricks’ team are still operating today. Not only have they continued their opposition to John Kerry, but they have been linked to the 16-year litigation against the Confederate Memorial Association, which has operated the Confederate Memorial Hall museum in downtown D.C. for most of the last century.

John Edward Hurley, president of the Association, said that the Nixon tapes reveal that Charles Colson, then White House counsel, was working with Pat Buchanan To attack Kerry as "a fraud and a phony," a charge that is being made today. They were also telling Nixon that they were promoting John O’Neill as the point man to discredit Kerry in media appearances. O’Neill is the co-author "Unfit for Command," the controversial book claiming that Kerry lied about his military service.

A current 16-year legal battle that closed the D.C. Confederate museum includes the same individuals, Hurley said. One of Colson’s chief aides who arranged for his speaking engagements for his Prison Ministries, is David Eno, a commander of the Jefferson Davis Camp No.305 that is suing the Association. Pat Buchanan is one of the moving forces behind the controversial Southern Partisan magazine that has contributed at least $30,000 to be used in suing the Association, and is financing other assaults on the Association, according to Hurley.

Eno is currently in the legal counsel’s office of the Federal Credit Union Administration. Hurley said that a secret political slush fund of over $400,000 had been traced to a credit union in Maryland. Eno is also an officer in the Federal Criminal Investigators Association.

Hurley said that the litigation had been launched against him personally, his wife, and every member of his family.