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  • Carl Levin compares CIA affair to Watergate

    12/10/2014 7:42:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Democratic assault on the CIA’s tough interrogation tactics against al Qaeda and other terrorists after 9/11 was pushed Wednesday to a new level when a top senator accusing the Bush White House of playing a role in the destruction of video evidence of “torture.” Sen. Carl Levin, the retiring chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said it “reminds me of Watergate.” The Michigan senator was referring to a section of the Democratic report on the CIA tactics released Tuesday that noted the destruction of videos the day after his proposal to establish an independent commission to probe the...
  • The Death of Ben Bradlee

    10/22/2014 9:33:41 AM PDT · by AU72 · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Oct. 22, 2014 | Ben Stein
    I was staggered by something that had long been lurking in my old brain and now becomes crystal clear. But, here comes the best part: he was a spook (Bradlee), a full-scale CIA operative for much of his life. He worked for the CIA in Europe and throughout the world. Now, they say he did PR work for the Agency, and why not? But in Washington, we have a saying: Once CIA, always CIA. A brilliant man named Fred Thompson wrote about how Watergate was a giant CIA-organized frame-up of Richard Nixon by CIA people who hated him. But what...
  • Ben Bradlee Dies, 93

    10/21/2014 6:20:19 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | Pete D'amato
    The former editor of the Washington Post who led the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and made the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers is dead at 93. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2802484/ben-bradlee-washington-post-editor-led-coverage-watergate-dies-93.html#ixzz3Gpfgm5Gb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Washington Post's Ben Bradlee dies

    10/21/2014 6:19:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Helton and Todd Leopold
    (CNN) -- Ben Bradlee, the zestful, charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93. Bradlee began end-of-life care at his home last month after suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia for several years. He was the executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991, during which time the paper covered the downfall of President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
  • Photo of Hillary Clinton Staff attorney during Watergate Investigation

    10/13/2014 6:05:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Conservative Union Pennsylvania Community on Google ^ | October 12, 2014 | Penny Patricia Dowling moderator Google Plus Darrin Walker
  • A Farce at Forty: Reexamining Watergate, amid the continuing media outbursts

    09/25/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/25/2014 | Conrad Black
    Over the summer, the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon and President Gerald FordÂ’s pardon of him passed, not, unfortunately, without the usual clangorous outburst of self-righteous claptrap and exercises in pseudo-historical mind-reading and amateur psychoanalysis. Many years ago, I happened to have dinner with the former president a few days after the New York Times had run another speculation about his psychological make-up and, when I volunteered that he probably didnÂ’t enjoy these pieces, though he must by then have been used to them, he replied that the first such published insight into his psyche was...
  • The Nixon pardon 40 years later: The decision looks better and better with age

    09/09/2014 8:21:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    It was President Ford’s biggest and most courageous decision.  It probably hurt the GOP in the 1974 midterm elections. In fact, I was a college volunteer on some campaigns in that election. The party people that I was listening to agreed with the pardon but screamed the same question: "Why didn't he do it after the election"? Many in the GOP correctly felt that the new Ford presidency would spare them the Watergate backlash and 6th year losses.   And it probably cost him the very close presidential election of 1976. The pardon was used by the Carter campaign to promote their campaign of...
  • Attkinson: Journalism Has 'Gone Backwards' Since Days Of Woodward, Bernstein

    08/10/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 10,2014
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” fill-in moderator Martha Raddatz asked how journalism has evolved since the time of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s role in the Watergate scandal that resulted in the downfall of then-President Richard Nixon. Sharyl Attkisson, formerly an investigative reporter with CBS News, where she resigned after becoming disenfranchised with the editorial direction of CBS, suggested that had the Watergate scandal happened today, Nixon might have skated if he employed the tactics President Barack Obama’s is using in handling his controversies. “I think we have gone backwards since that time where we...
  • (Politico) Watergate? What's that?

    08/10/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    politico ^ | 8/9/14 2:00 PM EDT Updated: 8/9/14 10:48 PM EDT Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08 | By NICHOLAS P. FANDOS
    At the time, it must have all seemed unforgettable: the endless revelations of wrongdoing, the painful congressional investigation and, finally, the soft black-and-white image of Richard Nixon resigning the presidency.But ask today’s students about the events of Watergate 40 years ago and odds are that many have never heard of the scandal, or, at best, are vaguely aware that something happened once that lives on in a suffix attached to the occasional controversy. major reason is that in U.S. classrooms and textbooks, the discussion of Watergate is going the way of the Teapot Dome Scandal and the Petticoat Affair: increasingly...
  • CIA hatched two plots to assassinate Nixon and sabotaged the Watergate break-in claims new book

    08/09/2014 4:40:15 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th August 2014 | David Martosko
    'The CIA plotted twice to assassinate President Richard Nixon during the years before the Watergate scandal because the agency was angered when 'Tricky Dick' turned dovish and began to withdraw troops from Vietnam, according to an explosive book from a longtime Nixon confidant due for release on Monday. One hit was planned to occur at Nixon's Key Biscayne, Florida vacation house. A second plot to kill him was to culminate during a Miami speech in 1972. When both plots failed, writes best-selling author Roger Stone in 'Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the...
  • CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

    08/08/2014 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 7 replies
    Drudge Report/CNN ^ | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) – Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born. The CNN/ORC International poll's release comes one day before the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. With the Watergate scandal escalating, the second-term Republican president had lost much of his political backing, and he faced almost certain impeachment and the prospects of being removed from office by a Democratic-dominated House and Senate. There's a big generational divide over the significance of...
  • The Nixon Resignation at 40

    08/07/2014 12:23:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact, Nixon committed political suicide. He thought he could get away with what other politicians had done, but forgot the rules are different for Republicans. The Post event resembled a celebration with much laughter and stories about how Publisher Katharine Graham and Executive Editor Ben Bradlee had told the newsroom "no gloating" when it became apparent Nixon would resign. But gloat they did...
  • Palin Challenges WaPo ‘Wusses’ to Go After Obama Like They Did Nixon

    07/27/2014 5:48:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 27, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin took to Facebook today to rail against The Washington Post for not covering President Obama‘s scandals with the same journalistic tenacity as they did with Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal all those many years ago. Palin called them all “a bunch of wusses” for not being the least bit interested in challenging this president. Palin writes, “The public knows of our current president’s incompetence, denials, and cover-ups, but would be well served if we could count on your resources to dig deep for truth in all matters pertaining to Team Obama.” She contrasts how the Post aggressively...
  • Sarah Palin on Border Crisis: 'What Did the President Know and When Did He Know It?'

    07/21/2014 8:22:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    The Washington Post's reporting brought down Richard Nixon. On Sunday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wondered if it could do the same to President Barack Obama regarding his lawlessness on illegal immigration. Palin, who called for Obama to be impeached on the pages of Breitbart News, demanded in a Facebook post that Congress get answers to two questions: "What did the President know and when did he know it?" Palin mentioned that the Washington Post had a blockbuster piece on Saturday about how “top officials at the White House and the State Department had repeatedly been warned of the potential...
  • Clinton Was Fired for Obstructing Nixon Probe: Book

    06/28/2014 3:17:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Hillary Clinton might be hoping no one buys “Nixon’s Secrets” — Roger Stone’s new book marking the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal. SNIP “Hillary’s lies and unethical behavior goes back farther — and goes much deeper — than anyone realizes,” Zeifman told Fox News in 2008. When asked why he fired Clinton, Zeifman responded, “Because she is a liar.”
  • Benghazi - Will never go away

    06/02/2014 12:12:25 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 9 replies
    Fox News Sunday | N/A | Vanity
    Just caught the tail-end of Fox News Sunday. Laura Ingraham stressed that Benghazi will remain an issue. Bob Woodward agreed, "Benghazi will never go away...at least with you." Cheap-shot at the very end of the program. She didn't really have a chance to respond.
  • Watergate Conspirator; Renowned Artist of the Macabre

    05/17/2014 5:33:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 5/17/2014
    • Jeb Stuart Magruder, a Watergate conspirator who claimed in later years to have heard President Richard Nixon order the office break-in, has died. He was 79. Magruder, a businessman when he began working for the Republican president, later became a minister, serving in California, Ohio and Kentucky. He also served as a church fundraising consultant. He spent seven months in prison for lying about the involvement of Nixon's re-election committee in the 1972 break-in at Washington's Watergate complex, which eventually led to the president's resignation. In a 2008 interview, Magruder said he had long ago come to peace with...
  • One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies

    05/16/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2014 | Dennis McLellan
    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.
  • More questions for Media lapdogs: “Is it only a real scandal if nobody dies.”

    05/12/2014 7:43:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-12-2014 | MOTUS
    I know this will get your week off on the right foot. Mind you, it’s from last October. Butt as far as I know, Congressman Gowdy is still waiting for anyone in the media to get back to him with the answers.And while, dude, I know this statement was taped, like, 7 months ago, apparently Congressman Gowdy is still waiting for anyone in the media to get back to him with the answers. Which seems odd, since tracking down leads, collecting facts and exposing the truth to the American people used to be the purview of the media; the reason...
  • Trey Gowdy and the Real Lesson of Watergate (1973 Democrats blocked investigation of LBJ.)

    05/09/2014 7:06:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 8, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    It is the real lesson of Watergate. As South Carolina’s Congressman Trey Gowdy, the new chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, begins his task, it is worth recalling a lesson from Watergate. Specifically a lesson about the creation of what became known as the Senate Watergate Committee — and how the Senate Republicans of 1973 lost a fight that literally changed the course of American history. The date is November 17, 1972. The Democrats in the United States Senate are not happy with the results of the just concluded presidential election in which their nominee and Senate colleague,...
  • Was Obama Hiring of Criminal Lawyer Due to Benghazi E-mails?

    05/05/2014 12:52:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Did President Obama lawyer up in anticipation of Judicial Watch’s release of the Benghazi e-mails? On April 29, Judicial Watch announced that it had obtained the “smoking gun” e-mail on April 18, 2014 – days before Obama announced that Neil Eggleston would replace Kathryn Ruemmler as White House counsel to the president. Politico reported on the switch and made mention of Eggleston’s role in the Whitewater investigation during Clinton’s first term, as well as his ties to Obama’s former White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. The high-powered lawyer helped Emanuel avoid jail time in the pay-to-play schemes involving former...
  • George Will On Benghazi: ‘Rather Less Significant’ Than Watergate

    05/05/2014 1:59:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 4, 2014 2:23 PM | Caleb Howe
    On Fox News Sunday, George Will was asked about the significance of the Benghazi memo. Specifically, host (Chris) Wallace asked about remarks by Charles Krauthammer comparing the discovery of the Rhodes email to discovery of the Nixon tapes. […] “Rather less (significant) than the Watergate tapes, which showed a President at the heart of a crime wave suborning perjury and raising hush money and all the rest. …”
  • Krauthammer’s Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes

    05/02/2014 8:01:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | May 2, 2014 | NRO Staff
    The discovery, over a year after the September 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, of an e-mail from a White House political operative that shows him suggesting that former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice underscore that the attack was a reaction to an Internet video is, according to Charles Krauthammer, like the discovery of the Nixon tapes that blew open the Watergate scandal in 1973.
  • Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation For ‘Lying, Unethical Behavior’

    01/26/2014 4:47:40 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 54 replies
    PAT DOLLAR ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jack Flash
    Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation For ‘Lying, Unethical Behavior’ May 14, 2013 Jack Flash http://patdollard.com/2013/05/flashback-hillary-clinton-fired-from-watergate-investigation-for-lying-unethical-behavior-conspiracy-to-violate-the-constitution/ Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana It may help you to remember this bit of history regarding Hillary Rodham Clinton.... Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff:...
  • After Comparing Christie to Nixon for Nine Days, Chris Matthews

    01/21/2014 2:49:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews really doesn’t listen when he speaks.  On every program since Chris Christie’s bridge scandal broke on January 8, the MSNBC anchor has smeared the Republican governor as just like Richard Nixon in Watergate. Matthews has done this for nine straight shows, including the January 20 edition. However, on the same program, with no sense of self awareness, a thought occurred to the anchor.  He announced that if “it is discovered that Governor Christie did not encourage political revenge, did not signal that this is the way he wanted political business conducted, then he will be exonerated before the...
  • Coburn's Principles

    01/21/2014 9:05:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-20-14 | Editorial Board
    Congress is more unpopular than ever, but some Members are better than its reputation. One of them is Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who announced on Friday that he'll leave the Senate at the end of this year. Mr. Coburn's second term doesn't officially end until 2016, but he is battling a recurrence of prostate cancer and said he felt he could "best serve my own children and grandchildren by shifting my focus elsewhere" than Congress. Mr. Coburn's tenure on Capitol Hill has been notable for his convictions on behalf of limited government combined with a determination to do more...
  • Hillary Fired For “Lying, Unethical Behavior” on Watergate Committee

    01/17/2014 12:07:14 PM PST · by Tigen · 42 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 1-12-14 | Robert Gehl
    Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. It turns when she was an attorney working on the Watergate investigation, she was fired by her supervisor for “lying, unethical behavior.” Jerry Zeifman, who said he is a lifelong Democrat, was a supervisor for 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. When the investigation was complete, Zeifman said he fired Hillary and refused to give her a recommendation. “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of...
  • Hillary Fired For “Lying, Unethical Behavior” on Watergate Committee

    01/14/2014 10:08:43 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | Robert Gehl
    Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. It turns when she was an attorney working on the Watergate investigation, she was fired by her supervisor for “lying, unethical behavior.” Jerry Zeifman, who said he is a lifelong Democrat, was a supervisor for 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. When the investigation was complete, Zeifman said he fired Hillary and refused to give her a recommendation. “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of...
  • Congressman George Miller Announces Retirement After 40 Years

    01/13/2014 3:22:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/13/2013 | Lisa Fernandez
    U.S. Congressman George Miller, a senior Democrat from California who has long championed education system, labor, health and the protection of natural resources, announced on Monday that he will not seek a 21st term in the House this fall. “This is a great institution and I cannot thank my family and my constituents enough for having given me the honor and privilege of representing my district in Congress these past 40 years,” the 68-year-old Miller said on his website. ““I will leave Congress with a full heart and a crowded plate, because the challenges of our times demand our constant...
  • Watergate Amendment

    11/05/2013 5:46:15 AM PST · by bondsman · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Informer ^ | 11-6-2013 | Bondesman
    I found this book about Watergate and Nixon. It is eye opener right form the beginning. The Watergate scandal rocked the American public, while there was a huge outrage regarding the scandal itself, few have delved into the events surrounding the 25th Amendment, or how unnoticed the 25th Amendment (inspired by Nelson Rockefeller) and was enacted into law. It’s a good read and revealing relationships of Nixon, Agnew, Kissinger, Rockefeller and the events that orchestrated in to the Watergate scandals.
  • [Hidden Evils of] Baseline Budgeting: The statists’ thumb on the scale

    10/22/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2013 | Ken Hagerty
    <p>On the afternoon of July 12, 1974, House and Senate Democratic leaders were arriving early at the White House — well before their demoralized Republican counterparts. And were they ever pumped! As they trouped into the President’s office for their photo-op, it became clear they considered this a victory party. They almost literally pranced around the Oval Office giving each other the 1970s equivalent of high-fives and chest bumps.</p>
  • In Obama’s war on leaks, reporters fight back

    10/05/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/4/2013 | Leonard Downie Jr
    Leonard Downie, a former executive editor of The Washington Post, is the Weil family professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. This article is based on his report “The Obama Administration and the Press,” forthcoming Thursday from the Committee to Protect Journalists. In the Watergate era, the Nixon administration’s telephone wiretaps were the biggest concern for journalists and sources worried about government surveillance. That was one of the reasons why Bob Woodward met with FBI official Mark Felt (a.k.a. “Deep Throat”) in an underground parking garage in Arlington, and why he and Carl...
  • The Watergate Cover-Up Trial: Justice Denied?

    08/22/2013 10:59:14 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8/9/13 | Jeff Shepard
    [snip] Watergate remains the greatest political scandal in modern American history. It culminated not only in President Nixon’s announcement of his resignation, 39 years ago Thursday, but in the conviction and imprisonment of his three most senior aides. Attorney General John Mitchell, White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs John Ehrlichman were found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury in the three-month Watergate cover-up trial, which ended on January 1, 1975. [snip] I was a young lawyer working on the White House staff and assisting in Nixon’s defense efforts. It...
  • Hillary Clinton: More deserving of occupying a stockade in Leavenworth than holding political office

    08/15/2013 11:03:23 AM PDT · by Man_Wolf64 · 9 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 8/15/2013 | Chad Miller
    Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old staff attorney Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the Watergate investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation. Why? “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the...
  • A Fall from Grace, and A Missed Opportunity for America

    08/08/2013 5:55:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 8, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On August 8, 1974, Richard M. Nixon, fearing certain conviction by the United States Senate in an impeachment trial, resigned the office of the Presidency, the only person ever to do so. There were good reasons to impeach him. He had committed the economic sin of signing and managing a leviathanate Democrat hodgepodge of wage and price controls. He had negotiated and signed an Anti-Ballistic Missile reduction treaty that basically advertised that we could not now, and never would, defend ourselves against ICBMs. He oversaw the creation of nanny-state agencies such as the EPA and OSHA. He created the well-intentioned...
  • Obama’s Watergates: Denial, evasion, “Let me be perfectly clear” — is this 2013 or 1973?

    08/06/2013 7:38:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The truth about Benghazi, the Associated Press/James Rosen monitoring, the IRS corruption, the NSA octopus, and Fast and Furious is still not exactly known. Almost a year after the attacks on our Benghazi facilities, we are only now learning details of CIA gun-running, military stand-down orders, aliases of those involved who are still hard to locate, massaged talking points, and the weird jailing of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. We still do not quite know why Eric Holder’s Justice Department went after the Associated Press or Fox News’s James Rosen — given that members of the administration were themselves illegally leaking classified...
  • Has the Obama administration gone “full Watergate?” Break in at whistleblower’s law firm.

    07/09/2013 8:59:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 36 replies
    Sister Toldja ^ | 7-8-2013 | Phineas
    Somewhere, G. Gordon Liddy and James McCord are thinking “copycats!” The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she...
  • Does the Obama Scandal Machine Now Have Its Own Amateurish Break-In?

    07/08/2013 12:28:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Isn’t this interesting? The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against...
  • Cameras Catch break in at Whistleblower's law firm

    07/07/2013 5:02:23 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 112 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | July 7,2013 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and...
  • Hey, remember way back when wiretapping the Democratic Party's headquarters was a huge scandal?

    06/10/2013 5:52:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    JimGeraghtyTwitter ^ | 6/10/2013 | Jim Geraghty
    Hey, remember way back when wiretapping the Democratic Party's headquarters was a huge scandal?
  • Carey Mulligan the Surprise Top Choice for Hillary Clinton Film

    06/07/2013 4:50:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 06/07/2013 | TIERNEY SNEED
    We don't know when we'll get the answer to the biggest question about Hillary Clinton's future: Will she run for president? But we're getting closer to answering the second-biggest question: Who will play her in the movie about her early life? Carey Mulligan is in talks with producers of an upcoming movie about the former first lady and secretary of state, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actress will meet with director James Ponsoldt, and "both sides are eager for it to work," say THR sources. Mulligan is a surprising choice for the film, which has been buzzed about since...
  • Obama: Now You're ******

    06/03/2013 9:52:33 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 6-3-2013 | Karl Denninger
    Obama: Now You're F*ed The Market Ticker ®Karl Denninger June 3, 2013 Hoh hoh hoh.... 'Did [your supervisor] give you any indication of the need for the search [for tea party groups], any more context?' one IRS witness was asked in a closed-door interview. 'He told me that Washington, D.C., wanted some cases,' came the reply. The employee, who said he or she was evaluating 40 such applications for tax-exempt status from conservative organizations at the time, said 'some went to Washington. D.C. ... I sent seven.' They'll find the evidence of this; emails, phone records, whatever. It exists and...
  • CURL: Benghazi is the only scandal that matters

    05/20/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Meanwhile, no one even knows where the president was the night a U.S. ambassador was murdered, or why the U.S. military sent no help. No one knows who inserted into official talking points a false story that an anti-Islam video led to the massacre. And no one seems to care — least of all the White House. But be warned, White House: Bob Woodward, who knows a thing or two about scandals and cover-ups, isn’t falling for the double head fake. “If you read through all these emails,” the Watergate reporter said, “you see that everyone in the government is...
  • WSJ:Opinion:Obama Scandals: Worse Than Watergate

    05/27/2013 11:40:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Wall Streeet Journal Video ^ | May 21, 2013 | Staff
    Mary Kissel and James Taranto discuss the current scandals facing the White House and put them into recent historical perspective
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • Nixon 2nd Watergate Speech a Prelude for Obama?

    05/21/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 6 replies
    Watergate.com ^ | Aug 15, 1973 | Richard Nixon
    No political campaign ever justifies obstructing justice, or harassing individuals, or compromising those great agencies of Government that should and must he above politics. To the extent that these things were done in the 1972 campaign, they were serious abuses, and I deplore them. As we look at Watergate in a longer perspective, we can see that its abuses resulted from the assumption by those involved that their cause placed them beyond the reach of those rules that apply to other persons and that hold a free society. It became fashionable as individuals and groups increasingly asserted the tight to...
  • Same old, same old: Obama, Nixon discuss Watergate, Obamagate scandals (IRS, Benghazi, wiretap etc.)

    05/20/2013 1:23:37 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/20/2013
    When analyzing the statements issued by the late President, Richard Nixon, and current U.S. President, Barack Obama, on the Watergate and Obamagate scandals - including the IRS, Benghazi, AP-wiretap scandals, and a multitude of other Obama administration scandals - one can't help but notice an uncanny similarity between their respective statements. There are also a few salient disparities in their statements, all of which can be seen in the Video.
  • The False Nixon Equivalence

    05/19/2013 5:11:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    RCP ^ | 05/19/2013 | Steve Chapman
    <p>"The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know," said Harry Truman, who made it his task to absorb a lot of it. Many people who have not followed his example are not averse to using what little they do know, with the inadvertent effect of exposing how much they have to learn.</p>
  • Woodward: 'I Would Not Dismiss Benghazi,' Similar to Watergate

    05/17/2013 5:42:50 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Friday May 17, 2013
    On TV this morning, Bob Woodward made the case for not dismissing Benghazi and compared the scandal to Watergate: "You were talking earlier about kind of dismissing the Benghazi issue as one that's just political and the president recently said it's a sideshow," said Woodward. "But if you read through all these e-mails, you see that everyone in the government is saying, 'Oh, let's not tell the public that terrorists were involved, people connected to al Qaeda. Let's not tell the public that there were warnings.' I hate to show, this is one of the documents with the editing that...
  • Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior

    05/15/2013 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    CainTV ^ | 515/13 | DAN CALABRESE
    I've decided to reprint a piece of work I did nearly five years ago, because it seems very relevant today given Hillary Clinton's performance in the Benghazi hearings. Back in 2008 when she was running for president, I interviewed two erstwhile staff members of the House Judiciary Committee who were involved with the Watergate investigation when Hillary was a low-level staffer there. I interviewed one Democrat staffer and one Republican staffer, and wrote two pieces based on what they told me about Hillary's conduct at the time. -snip- As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing...