In one letter he said he wanted to raise taxes on the rich, cut taxes for anyone who does't make enough money "to live at an acceptable level" and give them free health care. He was also for a balanced federal budget.
"I believe that even if the rich people of this nation paid very high rates on their upper levels of income that they would still live better than over 99% of the people on this planet," he wrote to Houston.
He worried his political views might keep her from loving him back. "You might not think much of a guy who wants you to send most of your money to the federal government. I hope that you do not hold that against me but I will understand if you do."
After the 79th letter to Houston -- and 16 to her family, friends and business associates -- an FBI agent knocked on the door of his "small, cluttered one-room apartment," the FBI files said.
He explained that he would never do physical harm to anyone, but his letter's reference to doing something "crazy or stupid or really dumb" meant the possibility that he would go on TV's "The Phil Donahue Show" to talk about his love for Houston. But, "He believed this 'crazy idea' would have hurt Houston's reputation, so he decided not to follow through with it," an FB agent wrote.
The FBI concluded the fan had broken no laws and the case was closed.
The Dutch fan investigated by the FBI also insisted he never intended to threatened Houston. The cassette recordings he sent were songs he'd written for the singer.
He told the agent he was the "President of Europe" and had purchased Brazil for $66 billion. He also claimed credit for the fall of the former South African government and for the election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
The man, who worked at a plant nursery in the Netherlands, promised not to send any more, the agent wrote.
Another FBI investigation centered on Houston's allegation that someone she knew was extorting her by threatening to "reveal certain details of her private life" to tabloids unless she paid $250,000 in November 1992. The unidentified person claimed to have "knowledge of intimate details regarding Whitney Houston's romantic relationships," an FBI report said.
Houston, in a December 1992 interview by the FBI, said she didn't know what the person might know, but the singer did talk about personal matters with the person, the heavily-redacted report said.
A letter sent to Houston's father by a lawyer for the person warned that they had "already turned down several offers... which are in the six figures range" for the story.
"Therefore, we would expect a similar offer from you with respect to the sale of... exclusive rights."
Her client "has suffered emotional stress" from her dealing with Houston and may sue, the lawyer said. "The fall-out will undoubtedly be negative," the lawyer warned Houston's father. Instead of meeting a November 23, 1992, deadline to pay, Houston's father called the FBI.
The FBI and U.S. attorney decided no laws were broken and the case was closed.