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  • Hillary learned the lesson of Watergate (always destroy the evidence)

    03/13/2016 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3/13/16 | TOM CAMPBELL
    **SNIP** In normal civil litigation practice, when documents are sought for a trial, the parties must issue “litigation holds” to preserve all documents likely to be asked for, well before they are actually demanded and, in some cases, even before a lawsuit is filed. Failure to preserve such documents results in sanctions by the court. If parties want to withhold documents, they still preserve them, so that the court can eventually make a decision about whether they have to be produced. As a former corporate attorney, Clinton must have known those rules. Her action prevented a neutral third party from...
  • The Donald's Media Banana Republic

    01/22/2016 5:39:55 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    Freep | 1/22/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    The success of the American experiment is best gauged by how we staved off military coups, thanks Gen. Smedley Darlington Butler. But now we're on the verge of a media coup turning us into the biggest banana republic of all time. Edward R. Murrow killed ugly but honest Joseph McCarthy, less known is his bringing here the New Left's Herbert Marcuse to corrupt 3 generations of college campuses. Benjamin Bradlee' s coup against Nixon gave us Jimmy Carter, but Deep Throat W. Mark Felt never did become FBI Director. A vote for Trump will finally give the media the Government,...
  • Storm Clouds Form: Bob Woodward Compares Hillary Scandal to Watergate (FBI revolt brewing)

    01/11/2016 6:34:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 200 replies
    National Review ^ | January 10, 2016 | John Fund
    Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal has been a difficult one for the public to understand and for journalists to explain. But Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who helped uncover Watergate 40 years ago, clarified things a lot on Fox News Sunday today when he said that an e-mail in the most recently released batch shows Hillary trying to "subvert the rules" that she expected others to follow. A few days earlier, Joe DiGenova, a well-respected former district attorney for the District of Columbia, told The Laura Ingraham Show that "there is vitriol of an intense amount developing" in the intelligence...
  • Hillary’s Server, Monica’s Blue Dress, and History

    12/30/2015 4:29:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 12-30-15 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    To those of us who have followed the ongoing Clinton Saga, which now reaches back almost twenty-five years, Hillary Rodham Clinton's computer server promises to become as historic as Monica Lewinsky's stained dress. That is to say, that her server may indeed become as significant to her presidential prospects as Monica's dress was to Bill's prospects for impeachment. It is now apparent to fact finders across the nation that some of Hillary's e-mails-thousands of which have been saved on her personal server-show that she lied to the American people as surely as Monica's dress proved that Bill lied to the...
  • DNC penalizes Sanders campaign for improper access of Clinton voter data

    12/18/2015 9:32:14 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/18/2015 | By Rosalind S. Helderman, Anne Gearan and John Wagner
    Politics DNC penalizes Sanders campaign for improper access of Clinton voter data Resize Text Print Article Comments 1820 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a roundtable discussion in Mount Vernon, Iowa. (Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters) By Rosalind S. Helderman, Anne Gearan and John Wagner December 18 at 8:55 AM Officials with the Democratic National Committee have accused the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders of improperly accessing confidential voter information gathered by the rival campaign of Hillary Clinton, according to several party officials. Jeff Weaver, the Vermont senator’s campaign manager, acknowledged that a staffer had viewed the information but blamed a...
  • Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles

    11/27/2015 4:08:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 22, 2012 | startreknewvoyages
    Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles startreknewvoyages
  • Draining Washington's swamp, Fred Thompson-style

    11/12/2015 2:40:12 PM PST · by LibertysWordsmith · 22 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question that hastened Richard Nixon’s downfall: “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” If you believe this question still delivers political accountability, Think Again. Alas, the Watergate era’s bipartisan commitment to equal and impartial justice has been rendered obsolete by lawmakers who often operate lawlessly. Capturing the hypocrisy, comedian Bill Murray tweeted: “So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. But if...
  • Bob Woodward and the Watergate Myth

    10/30/2015 9:16:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | October 29, 2015 | Conrad Black
    <p>Richard Nixon came into office in 1969 with 550,000 conscripts in Vietnam, 200 to 400 coming home dead every week, no exit strategy, and anti-war and race riots constantly erupting all over the country. There were no relations with China and no substantive discussions in progress with the Soviet Union or the principal Arab states. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated in 1968, and the routine skyjacking of civil airliners had begun. By 1972, Nixon had withdrawn from Vietnam with a non-Communist government still in place in Saigon, had opened relations with China, signed the greatest arms-control agreement in history with the USSR, ended school segregation while avoiding the lunacy of court-ordered busing of millions of schoolchildren around the metropolitan areas of the country for “racial balance” (i.e., chaos), started a peace process in the Middle East, founded the Environmental Protection Agency, and abolished the draft. There were no more riots, skyjackings, or high-level assassinations.</p>
  • Report of the Watergate Prosecutors: High-Toned but Deliberately Misleading

    10/17/2015 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2015 | Geoff Shepard
    October 16 marks the fortieth anniversary of the final report of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF)—the liberal elites’ victory lap after driving President Richard Nixon from office, imprisoning his aides, and realigning political power without the inconvenience of an election. As more and more evidence of prosecutorial misconduct has emerged from documents at National Archives, it’s fitting to take another look at what the WSPF claimed in its report and what it left out. Describing itself as “an independent investigatory and prosecutive agency within the Department of Justice,” the WSPF boasted of the “unprecedented number of high Government officials”...
  • Syria is Obama’s Watergate: When did he know about Vladimir Putin’s axis-of-evil coalition?

    10/04/2015 6:40:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | Michael Goodwin
    What did he know and when did he know it? The immortal question about Richard Nixon and Water­gate should be posed to Barack Obama about Syria. What and when did he know about Vladimir Putin’s axis-of-evil coalition? The significance is not limited to Syria. The question goes to the heart of the Iran nuclear deal, especially the timing of the congressional votes. Imagine Obama trying to sell the Iran deal now. With Russia, Iran and Iraq working together to muscle the United States aside and defend Bashar al-Assad, the president couldn’t possibly argue that the nuke deal would help stabilize...
  • Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

    09/04/2015 10:45:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 115 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/15 | Ken Thomas - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009. .. she was immediately confronted by a number of global hotspots after joining the new Obama administration as its top diplomat .. "You know, I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world," Clinton said. "I didn't really...
  • Former Clinton Aide Bryan Pagliano Plans to Plead the 5th to Benghazi Committee Questions

    09/03/2015 12:30:10 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    ABC news ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | BENJAMIN SIEGEL AND LIZ KREUTZ
    Facing a congressional subpoena, a former State Department staffer connected to Hillary Clinton's private email server has decided to invoke his Fifth Amendment right. Attorneys for Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department staffer who received a subpoena to testify and provide documents to the House Select Committee, wrote the committee notifying Committee chairman, Trey Gowdy that Pagliano would plead the fifth. Gowdy wants Pagliano to appear before the Benghazi Committee to provide documents “related to the servers or systems” operated and owned by Clinton. Mr. Pagliano’s legal counsel told the committee on Tuesday that he would plead the 5th to...
  • FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats

    02/21/2010 10:30:21 AM PST · by Marty62 · 34 replies · 850+ views
    WaPo ^ | Tuesday, October 10, 1972 | Woodward/Bernstein
    FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats By Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Washington Post Writers Tuesday, October 10, 1972; Page A01 FBI agents have established that the Watergate bugging incident stemmed from a massive campaign of political spying and sabotage conducted on behalf of President Nixon's re-election and directed by officials of the White House and the Committee for the Re-election of the President. The activities, according to information in FBI and Department of Justice files, were aimed at all the major Democratic presidential contenders and -- since 1971 -- represented a basic strategy of the Nixon re-election effort. During...
  • THE MEN WHO REALLY BROUGHT NIXON DOWN (opportuni$tic Felt and hi$ family ca$h in)

    06/02/2005 6:09:52 AM PDT · by Liz · 136 replies · 2,304+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 2, 2005 | EDITORIAL
    No sooner had The Washington Post confirmed that Mark Felt, the FBI's former No. 2, was its secret Water gate informant nicknamed "Deep Throat" than the frenzy began. Now it's time for everyone — Felt and his family included — to start cashing in. Bob Woodward just so happens to have been working on a book about Deep Throat — which is now going to be rushed into print, it was announced yesterday. (Last year, he and Carl Bernstein sold their Watergate papers to the University of Texas-Austin for $5 million.) And the Felt family admits that the road to...
  • The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

    08/30/2015 10:06:31 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 34 replies
    C-SPAN BookTV ^ | Sunday, Aug 30 | Geoff Shepard.
    Book Discussion on The Real Watergate Scandal Geoff Shepard, former associate director in the Nixon administration, presents research he contends shows misconduct by the judges and prosecutors involved in the Watergate trials. An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal mess—and now, with the discovery of new documents that reveal shocking misconduct by prosecutors and judges alike, former Nixon staffer Geoff Shepard has a convincing case that the wrongdoing of these history-making trials was actually a bigger...
  • Hillary Clinton is now seeing James O’Keefe spies everywhere

    08/23/2015 9:18:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So are we seeing creeping paranoia overtake Team Clinton as the federal wolves circle her email server or is she really seeing something taking shape? Either way, Clinton’s staff is taking this seriously enough to go on record with Time Magazine and claim that James O’Keefe is stalking them and sending dark agents of intrigue into their midst. Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • Hillary an unethical, dishonest lawyer, a liar and conspirator says Watergate committee counsel

    06/21/2015 8:21:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/21/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Circulating throughout Conservative sites this week is information about Hillary being fired by her Watergate supervisor, US HOUSE Judiciary Watergate committee counsel Jerry Zeifman. A close analysis of this bold assertion puts the whole flap into real perspective. When asked in an interview why he terminated Hillary’s employment, Zeifman responded, “Because she was a liar. 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 on confidentiality.” A Rush Limbaugh transcript stays very close to this syntax. In an article written after a 2008 campaign...
  • Is Clinton overqualified to be president? — Jonathan Bernstein (He's serious!)

    05/11/2015 5:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Malay Mail ^ | May 12, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    No one knows how Hillary Clinton will do as president, if she gets the chance. But we do know she is probably the best qualified presidential candidate ever, at least when it comes to checking off relevant boxes. This comes up today because a writer for the Weekly Standard claimed she would be an “affirmative-action” president (an argument easily knocked down by Jonathan Chait at New York). Let's go through her resume: She has been a senator (for longer than Barack Obama was and longer than Rand Paul or Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio will have been in 2016). Remember,...
  • Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton Takes Hit in WSJ Poll, Free Trade, More

    05/05/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2015
    Hillary Clinton‘s stature has been battered after more than a month of controversy over her fundraising and email practices, but support for her among Democrats remains strong and unshaken, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. In just seven weeks, a period in which Mrs. Clinton formally began her presidential campaign, the share of people with a negative view of her jumped to 42% from 36% in last month’s survey, and only a quarter of registered voters said they viewed her as honest and straightforward, down from 38% last summer. But she remains highly regarded among Democrats, with 76%...
  • Parking garage collapses at the Watergate

    05/01/2015 6:32:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 5/1/2015 | Rebecca Cooper
    D.C. fire and emergency officials were working to shore up a portion of a parking garage that collapsed this morning at the Watergate complex on Virginia Avenue NW. D. C. fire spokesman Tim Wilson said it will take several hours to shore up the structure, a step necessary for emergency responders to be able to search the garage for anyone who may be trapped, WTOP reports. Three stories of the garage, which was under renovation, collapsed atop each other in a "pancake" effect.
  • Hillary Rodham Nixon — Even He Didn't Destroy The Tapes

    03/31/2015 4:09:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reminds us of the similarity between the 18-1/2-minute gap that doomed a presidency and an email server wiped clean by a lawyer who served on a Watergate committee staff. Hillary Clinton should know better, know that the cover-up is often worse than any crime, for she once worked as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff for the House Judiciary Committee investigating the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate Hotel that doomed Richard Nixon's presidency. The end came when tapes of presidential conversations were found and became public knowledge with one tape containing that famous 18-1/2-minute...
  • (YouTube) DFU PRESENTS: Hillary's Unethical Behavior in Watergate (A MUST SEE)

    03/09/2015 10:48:39 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 3-2015 | dfu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDPQHKmU0P8 The video includes home footage of her talking about Nixon. In the video are quotes from Jerome Zeifmann, with whom I have spoken in the past on talk radio. She hid documents and made a false statement to a federal judge that there was no precedent for Nixon being able to have counsel. This story must be told by the mainstream. It is very damning.
  • Reckless Crackpot Ted Cruz Falsely Compares Barack Obama to Corrupt Richard Nixon

    02/23/2015 7:40:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | February 23, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    In an interview for Newsmax TV, released on Monday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) accused President Obama of turning America into a monarchy. He also condemned Congressional Democrats for being “partisan rubber stamps for a lawless president”. While that style of blustering rhetoric is not unusual for the Republican Senator, he also went a step further by comparing President Obama to corrupt former President Nixon. Trying to draw parallels to Nixon’s lawless abuse of power during the Watergate scandal, Cruz complained: We’ve had presidents in the past who have abused power. But when that has happened: When Richard Nixon abused...
  • 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 · 68 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...