Can secrets stay secret? Debunking long-time gov't rumors

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August 7, 2013, 9:03 am
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(NECN) -  There have long been secrets and rumors behind the closed doors of the oval office, from illegitimate children to the possibility of a closeted gay president.

Now a new book sheds light on a long-talked about affair between actress Marilyn Monroe and former president John F. Kennedy.

The affair is at the center of Christopher Andersen's new book, "These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie", which went on sale this week.

Thomas Whalen, author and political historian from Boston University, joined NECN to talk about some government rumors.

Whalen said Monroe knew of the affairs.

“JFK had so many affairs, and she was aware of most them,” said Whalen.

Could secrets stay secret with today’s social media?

Whalen said secrets can’t stay secret with a 24/7 news cycle, and it’s likely Kennedy would have been impeached if that news broke out.

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: government , affair , John F. Kennedy, Thomas Whalen, Marilyn Monroe , rumor, Secrets
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