Former White House intern claims JFK was a sexual deviant

[Former White House teen intern, Mimi Alford, claims that JFK asked her to perform sex acts with his friend Dave Powers at the White House.  She complied and the President watched.  She describes this and other perverse details in her NBC interview, scheduled to air Wednesday.  Ms. Alford, now 68, was first publicly outed in 2003 when historian Robert Dallek wrote 37 words about an unnamed intern who had an affair with Kennedy.  The New York Daily News then identified her by name.]

Mimi Alford is speaking publicly for the first time about the secret she’s held for half a century. Alford claims that she had an 18-month-long affair with President John F. Kennedy when she was a White House intern.

“I think when you keep a secret and when you keep silent about something, you do it because you think it’s keeping you safe, but in fact, it’s deadly,” Alford told Meredith Vieira in an exclusive interview scheduled to air Wednesday on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.

In 1962, a 19-year-old Alford spent her summer in Washington, D.C., interning in the White House press office.  She had just finished her freshman year at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.  Four days into her internship, Alford claims that JFK aide, David Powers, invited her to go swimming in the White House pool. Alford was surprised when the 45-year-old president joined her and two others in the pool.

“It really didn’t seem unnatural, just because everybody was friendly and I went back to work afterwards,” Alford said.  “No one said anything.”

Later that day, she says she received another call to visit the private floors of the White House.  The naïve teenager didn’t question the president’s intentions when he asked to take her on a tour of the White House.

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