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  • ‘Bigger Than Watergate’? Both Sides Say Yes, but for Different Reasons

    05/18/2018 5:35:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    nytimes ^ | 05/17/2018 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — President Trump and his critics actually agree on something. If a column he read in a magazine is correct, he wrote on Twitter on Thursday, “this is bigger than Watergate!” Never mind that he was thinking of something different than his adversaries when they use the same phrase. Mr. Trump was referring to what he deems a deep-state conspiracy to get him. His detractors are referring to the various scandals swirling around Mr. Trump. Watergate has long been the touchstone for modern American scandal, the mountain of misconduct against which all others are judged. In the 44 years...
  • Leakers to NYT Confirm FBI Ran Spy Operation Against Trump Campaign

    05/17/2018 5:04:08 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Leakers to the New York Times confirmed in a story published on Wednesday that the FBI had run a spy operation on the Trump campaign that involved government informants, secret subpoenas, and possible wiretaps. The story comes ahead of the release of the pending Department of Justice inspector general report on the FBI’s actions during the 2016 election, and likely is an attempt by the leakers to paint the FBI’s efforts in the most flattering light possible. But the story revealed that the FBI – which is supposed to be an apolitical agency – was spying on the Trump campaign...
  • Robert Bork, known for contentious Supreme Court nomination, dies at 85

    12/19/2012 1:00:58 PM PST · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/12 | by Bill Mears
    Former federal judge and conservative legal scholar Robert Bork died early Wednesday at his Virginia home, his family confirmed to CNN. He was 85. Perhaps best known for his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, Bork was rejected for the post after a contentious confirmation battle led by left-leaning groups that opposed his conservative judicial philosophies. Bork had recently served as a senior legal adviser to Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He was a solicitor general during the Nixon administration and first gained notoriety for carrying out the president's order to fire the special prosecutor...
  • Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

    03/20/2018 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | march 20th, 2018 | Michael Tomasky
    Something changed last weekend, did it not? The firing of Andrew McCabe. The statement by Trump lawyer John Dowd to The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff that Robert Mueller should end his probe soon. Donald Trump’s tweetstorm just after that, his first tweets mentioning Mueller by name along with promises by aides that more attacks are on the way. The amped-up speculation that Trump will fire Jeff Sessions and replace him with someone who hasn’t recused himself so that someone can fire Mueller. Somewhere in there also came an official reassurance by Trump lawyer Ty Cobb that the president has no...
  • Worse Than Watergate: Part 3 — The Schiff Memo

    02/25/2018 9:54:51 PM PST · by lowbuck · 18 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 26 February 2018 | Jed Babbin
    Democrats scramble to misdirect in defense of their own as the Nunes memo remains unrebutted. . . snip The Schiff memo is cleverly written, making several assertions by which it attempts to confuse and misinform on the issues. It flails and fails in Schiff’s effort to discredit the principal findings of the Nunes memo. . . snip Watergate — the burglary, not the cover-up — was aimed to tilt an election to favor one candidate over another. In the FBI’s evident abuse of power in 2016-2017, it was the government acting to disrupt an election and its result. The former...
  • Carl Bernstein: We’ve never had a president who lies like Trump

    02/11/2018 3:45:59 PM PST · by Baladas · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/2018 | Brett Samuels
    Journalist Carl Bernstein on Sunday expressed doubts that President Trump would sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, citing the president’s “compulsive, continual lying.” “I think many of us will believe it when we see him sit down with Mueller. Look, we have no reason to believe almost anything that DT says. What is so extraordinary about him and his presidency is the incessant, compulsive, continual lying,” Bernstein said on CNN. “We’ve never had a president who lies like this, certainly in the modern era. Even Nixon,” the Watergate reporter added.
  • Clinton Dirty Tricks Worse than Watergate

    02/11/2018 1:39:26 PM PST · by ColtMeadows · 5 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 11, 2018 | Thomas Farnan
    When the Nunes memo finally became public, the media immediately went to work to say it was “nothing.” Really? Replace the names “Comey,” “Strzok” and “McCabe” with “Haldeman,” “Ehrlichman” and “Mitchell” and reread it, please. It’s a lot like Watergate, if the original break was not the work of G. Gordon Liddy and his candle-impervious hand but rather FBI agents with an improperly obtained warrant. The Washington Post would be all over that story, lest democracy die in darkness. Here’s how it would look, in the movie at least: “All the President’s Men II: Dirty Tricks with a Vengeance.”
  • Why FISA-gate Is Scarier Than Watergate

    02/08/2018 6:39:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Watergate scandal of 1972-74 was uncovered largely because of outraged Democratic politicians and a bulldog media. They both claimed that they had saved American democracy from the Nixon administration's attempt to warp the CIA and FBI to cover up an otherwise minor, though illegal, political break-in. In the Iran-Contra affair of 1985-87, the media and liberal activists uncovered wrongdoing by some rogue members of the Reagan government. They warned of government overreach and of using the "Deep State" to subvert the law for political purposes. We are now in the midst of a third great modern scandal. Members of...
  • Is Robert Mueller Doing What President Putin Wants Done?

    02/07/2018 9:46:52 AM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | February 7, 2018 | Reasonmclucus
    I've never given any serious consideration to the ridiculous claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin coordinated actions with Donald Trump's organization to help Trump win the election. The scenario that proponents of this fantasy describe sounds too much like a possible plot for a Leslie Nielsen or Don Adams comedy spy movie. Putin was with the KGB. There is no way he would have conducted such an amateurish operation if he had wanted to help Donald Trump win. He would not have had anyone who could have been identified as being associated with the Russian government contact the Trump campaign...
  • #ReleaseTheMemo – Even Democrats Are Admitting That This Memo Could Get Mueller And Rosenstein Fired

    02/01/2018 7:22:11 AM PST · by Sopater · 45 replies
    The American Dream ^ | January 31, 2018 | Michael Snyder
    Never before has there been so much talk about a memo in Washington.  In a previous article, I claimed that this could be “the biggest scandal in D.C. since Watergate”, but the truth is that this could actually be bigger than Watergate.  As you will see below, there are some that believe that this memo will implicate members of the previous administration all the way up to Barack Obama himself.  In the short-term, we are likely to see a number of top government officials fired, and even Democrats are admitting that this could include Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and...
  • Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

    01/02/2018 10:11:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:28 PM ET, Tue January 2, 2018 | Jennifer Hansler
    Although he does not foresee a quick end to the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media landscape may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days. “There’s social media, there’s the internet, the news cycles are faster. I think Watergate would have occurred at a much more accelerated speed than the 928 days it took to go from the arrest at the Watergate to the conviction of (H.R.) Haldeman and (John) Ehrlichman...
  • George Clooney Developing ‘Watergate’ Series for Netflix

    12/17/2017 7:54:25 AM PST · by x1stcav · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/17 | Ben Kew
    Actor George Clooney and writer Matt Charman are developing a limited Netflix series on the Watergate scandal that engulfed former President Richard Nixon. Bridge of Spies writer Charman has teamed up with Clooney and his production company Smokehouse Pictures to develop the series for Netflix, according to Deadline. The eight-episode series, titled Watergate, will reportedly focus on different individuals involved in the scandal, including former Attorney General John Mitchell and Nixon attorney John Ehrlichman.
  • ‘Watergate’ Limited Series From George Clooney & Matt Charman In Works At Netflix

    12/16/2017 9:01:04 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 34 replies
    Deadline/Hollywood ^ | 12-16-2017 | Peter Whitw
    The specter of Watergate has loomed large over Washington, D.C. recently — great timing for a television series looking at the scandal. Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman has partnered with George Clooney and Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov for Watergate, an eight-part limited series. We hear that the project has landed at Netflix for development in a competitive situation.
  • Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    12/15/2017 6:32:28 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Variety ^ | December 15, 2017 | Joe Otterson
    A limited series exploring the Watergate scandal is currently in the works at Netflix from Matt Charman, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov, Variety has learned from sources. Charman, who co-wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg film “Bridge of Spies” with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the writer on the eight-part limited series, which will delve into the stories of certain key figures in the infamous scandal. Clooney and Heslov will executive produce, with sources telling Variety that Clooney may also direct part of the series should Netflix pick it up. Sonar Entertainment will produce. Sonar inked...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • James Clapper: Watergate 'pales' in comparison to Trump/Russia scandal

    06/07/2017 1:06:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/07/2017 | by Pete Kasperowicz
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told an audience in Australia Wednesday that in his view, the Russia scandal facing the Trump administration is far worse than the Watergate scandal that President Nixon faced. "I think [if] you compare the two, that Watergate pales really in my view compared to what we're confronting now," Clapper said. According to a transcript of his remarks, Clapper said he called then-President-elect Trump when Trump dismissed the intelligence community's assessment that Russia tried to meddle in the 2016 election. Clapper said Trump called intelligence officials "Nazis" in an apparent attempt to attack anyone...
  • Trump: 'Big Story' on Obama Admin About 'Unmasking and Surveillance'

    06/01/2017 10:15:03 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 06/01/2017 | na
    President Donald Trump on Thursday jumped into the fray over the latest subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee in its Russia probe, tweeting that the "big story" is really "The big story is the "unmasking and surveillance" of people that took place during the Obama Administration. " — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017 The tweet ostensibly is a continuation of Wednesday's efforts to cast the spotlight on former Trump aide Carter Page, who earlier this week sent another letter to the House Intelligence Committee demanding to testify so he could tell the world about illegal FISA warrants used...
  • Was Obama administration illegal spying worse than Watergate?

    05/31/2017 10:07:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 55 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | 05/30/2017 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    <p>The Obama administration's illegal spying may have been worse than Watergate.</p> <p>In 1972, some employees of President Nixon’s re-election committee were caught when they broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters to plant a bug. This led to Nixon’s resignation and probably would have led to his felony prosecution had he not been pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford.</p>
  • McCain: Trump scandals reaching 'Watergate size and scale'

    05/19/2017 10:07:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) reportedly said Tuesday that scandals within President Trump's administration are reaching a "Watergate size and scale." McCain made the statement at an International Republican Institute dinner on Tuesday night. Multiple reporters said that during a speech at the event, McCain compared recent reports surrounding Trump's administration to Watergate, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. McCain's statement came just hours after a bombshell report that Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey in February to stop his investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump has faced major fallout over the last week following...
  • A Leak a Day Keeps the Plumbers at Bay

    05/19/2017 5:41:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-17-17 | MOTUS
    You all remember the Watergate Plumbers don’t you? On Thanksgiving evening of 1972, David Young arrived home from his planning at the Special Investigative Unit, when his grandmother asked him, "What do you do at the White House?", to which he replied, "I am helping the president stop some leaks." She replied, with astonishment, "Oh, you're a plumber!" Young, Liddy and Hunt then put up a sign on their office with the title, "The Plumbers". Soon it was taken down, because their covert operations were supposed to be top secret, but the name stuck for the group. The White House...