Washington, June 4 (ANI): Sarah Palin aide Fred Malek helped former President Richard Nixon dump Jews from government.
According to a New York Daily News report Malek's role as a "Jew counter" for the disgraced President was already well known, and he has spent decades apologizing for activities that later cost him a Republican National Committee job in the 1980s. But he remains a prominent GOP powerbroker.
The Republican President, who resigned amid the Watergate scandal in 1974, said he wanted Malek in charge of cleaning Jews out of "any sensitive areas."
"We've got to get a man in charge who is not Jewish to control the Jewish - do you understand?" Nixon is reported to have told his chief of staff.
Malek turned over a list of more than a dozen Jews in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, files show. Most were fired.
Many prominent Jews have since rallied behind Malek, a successful GOP businessman and philanthropist, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), The Washington Post reports. (ANI)