Robert Mullen Company

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Robert Mullen Company is a public relations company in Washington DC.[1] The firm was founded in 1952 by Robert R. Mullen, who was a campaign press secretary for Dwight D. Eisenhower and information director for the Marshall Plan.[2] A Watergate committee report and a CIA document revealed that the Robert Mullen Company has in at least two instances been a front for CIA operations abroad.[3][4]

In 1971 the Robert Mullen Company was purchased by Robert Foster Bennett, son of U.S. Senator Wallace Foster Bennett.

Watergate[edit]

In 1972 the company received public attention in relation to the Watergate scandal.

Howard Hunt Jr, a former official of the CIA and Robert Mullen Company employee, was convicted of conspiracy and served time in prison after a check with his name on it found at the scene of the break-in connected him to one of the burglars.[2][5] Hunt had obtained a Covert Security Approval to handle the firm's affairs during Mullen's absence from Washington.[4]

CIA relationship[edit]

A report by Howard Baker, the Republican vice-chairman for the Watergate committee:[3]

Notable Clients[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hustlers & Hucksters
  2. ^ a b c d e ROBERT R. MULLEN DEAD AT 77; EISENHOWER AIDE IN '52 RACE
  3. ^ a b Mormons and the Watergate Scandal - Justice Dept. Warns Church About Illegal Taping
  4. ^ a b "ARRB REQUEST: CIA-IR-06, QKENCHANT" (gif). Central Intelligence Agency. 1996-05-14. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  5. ^ Context of 'June 17, 1972: Lead Burglar Cleans out Watergate Listening Post, Alerts Lawyer to Arrests'
  6. ^ Douglas Caddy
  7. ^ Stauber, John C.; Sheldon Rampton (1995). Toxic Sludge is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies, and the Public Relations Industry. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press. ISBN 1-56751-061-2.