Skip to comments.One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies
Posted on 05/16/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former White House aide who served seven months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign from the presidency in 1974, has died. He was 79.
Magruder, a retired Presbyterian minister, died Sunday in Danbury, Conn., of complications from a stroke. Jeffrey H. Hull of the Hull Funeral Home in Danbury confirmed his death.
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Watergate was nothing.
The entire Obama administration deserves years in the big house for their treason and crimes against humanity.
Democrats across the nation are popping a bottle of champagne.
Traitors are hanged.
I remember those days very very well. Watergate was the media’s dream come true and they played it for all it was worth and more.
Everyone ignores the reason they tried to burglarize the offices. They were sure the Democrats were committing treason and wanted proof.
Watergate remains the left’s golden grail, yet when their heroes and fellow travelers do the real things Nixon was accused of, the media parties on.
The one thing I never understood about the media’s hatred of Nixon was that he was not even that conservative.
He was anti-Cummunist but that is about it. He did try to appoint some conservatives to the supreme court but the left blocked him for the most part.
He defeated a left-wing congresswoman in 1948 to claim a seat in the House. They hated him for that, and never forgave him.
Once in the House, he went after communists in the government without reservation or apology.
They hated him for that too.
In fact, that was the reason!
These people were”ChoirBoys”in comparison with Obongo and his Merry Band Of Criminals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was more than enough to unleash the media dogs off on him.
Yeah being against Communism probably was enough.
I remember someone saying, “scratch a liberal, and underneath you will find pure red”.
Watergate pales compared to what is going on today.
This business with Carl Levin and the IRS is worse than anything I know of during the Nixon administration, because as far as I’m concerned, it may go higher than Carl Levin.
I’m only mildly sad he was caught. More like annoyed.
LBJ did the same thing using Hoover.
Did Magruder later turn “Democrat”?
People in MI will always believe whatever Carl Levin says, but they don’t know why.
Watergate was a John Dean operation to retrieve the DNC’s black book of hookers. It included the name of his then girlfriend who he later married.
I saw a TV show with Bill Curtis doing an investigation on Watergate. His conclusion was that the Watergate Burglars were after a little black book in one of the offices of the Democrat headquarters, that had the names of some 'escorts' in it. One of those names supposedly was "Mo", then girlfriend, later wife, of John Dean, who supposedly sent the burglars on their mission, so she wouldn't be embarrassed by being exposed.
Nixon used the IRS out of Dothan, Alabama to get George Wallace. They got him too. Actually Wallace had not accepted any bribes but his friends and relatives did.
Then all of a sudden they were ordered to drop the case.
It does, but the liberal media apparently isn't interested in doing investigative journalism, except against conservatives.
The book “Silent Coup” makes the argument that the burglary was in order to get the Democrats “black book” so as to keep from embarrassing John Dean's future wife who was a prostitute.
G. Gordon Liddy spoke highly of the book and I figured he was in a position to recommend the most truthful account.
I have heard that story too but I am standing by my story of the democrat treason.
I would love to know the definitive truth. The whole affair has always fascinated me how close we actually came to a coup by the leftists.
Either way, democrat treason is as safe a bet as you will ever find.
Time magazine prepared a very interesting perspective on Watergate.
It well supports G. Gordon Liddy’s account.
The whole thing was John Dean’s idea and it had nothing to do with the election.
It was to recover a little black book that would have proven his wife’s “occupation”, working out of the Watergate hotel.
Larry O’brien’s office was on the wrong side of the suit of offices targeted.
If the motive were political intel, they would have gone after his office and they did not.
Click on magruder above comment #1 for articles in the FR archive about Mr. Magruder.
Liddy wins, Dean Loses:
Two words: Alger Hiss. Democrats, the Left, and other fellow travelers never forgave Nixon for going after Alger Hiss.
Oh,You Can RELY On That!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It had a lot to do with the Kennedy team. In 1960, there was much discussion of which candidate was more liberal or more conservative and whether there was really any difference. The Kennedy people played up the "class" angle. Kennedy was the noble young prince, and Nixon the crude churl. Somehow that meme stuck and liberals and the media didn't really ask themselves how and why they became supporters of the aristocratic principle in politics.
Of course, Hiss and McCarthy were also factors. The left couldn't forgive Nixon for Hiss and associated Nixon with McCarthy. The cartoonist Herblock was a link between the left and more orthodox Democrats. He had it in for Nixon for years and did what he could to make a Nixon-McCarthy association stick. Herblock portrayed Nixon as a vicious partisan mudslinger in part perhaps because he was that way himself, and the repeated sting of his cartoons did a lot to make Nixon into just that kind of politician.
Nixon not that conservative? Liberals were riding high in the 1960s. They assumed that anybody who didn't go along 100% was standing in the way of progress and had to be defeated. Later on, conservatives got more confidence and liberals more timid, so conservatives could find Nixon wanting and liberals could accept the once despised Eisenhower (if not quite Nixon) as almost one of their own.