- Bobby Baker, a former aide to LBJ has revealed how Washington was full of drunk, philandering politicians in Kennedy’s era
- Called Kennedy a ‘sex maniac’ and introduced JFK to a married German woman ‘who loved oral sex’ and was later believed to be a spy
- Kennedy called Baker to thank him for the tryst
- FBI director used a tape recording of then-Congressman Gerald Ford having an affair with the same woman to blackmail him
- Baker told how Joe Kennedy ‘bought’ the election for his son
PUBLISHED: 10:45 EST, 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 EST, 21 November 2013
A former Senate aide who spent decades climbing through the ranks in Washington has revealed how the Capitol was run by men who drank bourbon at all hours, had sex with secretaries and accepted thousands of dollars in bribes.
Robert Gene Baker worked first as a page in the Senate, transferring phone calls and keeping track of vote counts, but grew his role so that he ended up being former President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s closest aide.
Baker was eventually arrested for theft and tax evasion in 1967, but he has now opened up to Politico Magazine about the lawless manner that dominated DC at that time.
The spy who loved me: President Kennedy allegedly had an affair with Ellen Rometsch, the wife of a West German army officer based in D.C. Bobby Kennedy feared she was a spy and would reveal their affair, so he had her deported
His most salacious revelation came about Presidents Kennedy and Ford, who allegedly had affairs with the same East German woman- that was later believed to be a spy.
Baker knew Ellen Rometsch because she was the wife of a West German army officer stationed in Washington. She was ‘as pretty as Elizabeth Taylor’ and the trappings of marriage did not stop her from making herself known to the President.
‘She really loved oral sex… She went to the White House several times. And President Kennedy called me and said it’s the best head-job he’d ever had, and he thanked me,’ Baker said to Politico.