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  • 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...
  • Former Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook on Comey Firing: ‘Looking Like Watergate’ (barf alert)

    05/13/2017 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Friday May 12, 2017 | by Matthew Balan
    On Friday, Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign manager, Robby Mook, likened the ongoing controversy over President Donald Trump‘s firing of FBI Director James Comey to the scandal that brought down former President Richard Nixon. “I think the real issue is the longer this goes on, the more and more this is looking like Watergate,” Mook said on MSNBC Live. “I don’t say that lightly.” He continued, “You have a president who probably did something wrong. You had an investigation that was closing in on him and his associates. And everything we’re hearing — all the reporting — is pointing to...
  • Former Richard Nixon counsel says Trump’s Comey firing is like ‘accelerated’ Watergate

    05/10/2017 12:23:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey looks like Watergate in fast-forward, says the Richard Nixon staffer who helped expose that scandal. “The White House just totally botched this,” John Dean, Nixon’s White House Counsel, told the Daily News Wednesday morning. “If this was not a strong-arm play to slow down the investigation, they certainly did make it look like one.” Dean described the whole situation as “Nixonian,” but said there was notable differences between this and Watergate. In particular, he noted, the pace of Trump’s drama seems “accelerated.” Even the Richard Nixon Presidential Library wanted to separate the...
  • Brian Williams: Comey Firing “May Become Known as the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre”

    05/09/2017 5:11:29 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC has wasted no time in drawing parallels between Watergate/Richard Nixon and President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Hosting the network’s special coverage this afternoon, Brian Williams said the firing “may become known as the Tuesday Afternoon Massacre” at the FBI. View the video here.
  • When Democrats lose (1972 & Watergate versus 2016)

    04/30/2017 3:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 30, 2017 | Scott Johnson
    Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein both spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night. Time has posted their speeches in case you were otherwise occupied at the time. They had some advice for President Trump. In part they revisited past glories covering the Watergate scandal and taking down President Nixon. They have a few loose ends to tie up. For example, they still haven’t discovered what Nixon’s guys were looking for inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee. Watergate served its purpose, however, and the boys have moved on. Edward Jay Epstein asked whether the press had uncovered...
  • Susan Rice and Watergate

    04/06/2017 4:50:16 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 10 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | April 6, 2017 | Artful Dilettante
    The Obama Administration's surveillance of the Trump campaign and transition teams, if true, is an egregious criminal act. It makes Watergate look like child's play. Watergate happened over 40 years ago. It was a GOP Administration at the time that was under investigation. Congressional Republicans cooperated admirably and fully in the nationally televised Senate Watergate Committee hearings which captivated a nation, and fully supported the appointment and work of Special Prosecutors Archibald Cox, then Leon Jaworski. It was Republican Senator Howard Baker who famously posed the question on national television, "What did the president know, and when did he know...
  • Gorka: Watergate ‘a Little Spat in the Sandbox’ Compared to Susan Rice Unmasking Allegations

    04/06/2017 3:34:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEFF POOR
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” deputy assistant to President Donald Trump weighed in on the report that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice was behind the “unmasking” of Trump transitional officials in raw intelligence after the 2016 presidential election. Gorka explained how some Trump officials could be targeted for political means under the current requirements for surveillance. “Look, the president has been explicit here, Sean,” Gorka said. “We’re going to allow the mandated authorities — the congressional committees to do their work. We’re not going to do witch hunts. That’s what the left radical, progressive political elite does with...
  • BUSTED! Worse Than Watergate! Entire Russia/Trump Story A TEAM OBAMA Operation!

    04/06/2017 11:08:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    The Russia/Trump story was cooked up months before the 2016 Election, but at that time it sat on the back-burner, as the Obama Team really did not think they would have to use it. It was a sure thing Hillary would win, but if she didn’t there was a Plan B ready to go. But in the final weeks, things were not looking so good for Hillary…panic was starting to spread among Hillary’s Team. Thus, the Trump/Russia fabrication was dusted off and studied by the Hillary/Obama Team. Little did the Trump Camp know what was ahead for them. President Trump...
  • Watergate-style Wiretapping Confirmed (Reverse Targeting)

    04/04/2017 2:11:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 04/04/2017 | staff
    --SNIP-- Intelligence sources tell Fox News that there was unprecedented “surveillance of Trump and people close to Donald Trump including some supporters for up to a year before inauguration,” disseminated through NSA channels with names “unmasked,” and circulated to the highest officials in the Obama administration—the National Security Council, Defense Department, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and others.
  • We Are Getting Ready For Some Unmasking Of Some Real Dirt – You Never Go Full Watergate.

    04/03/2017 5:27:53 PM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Have you noticed that Devin Nunes’ Dem opposition, Adam Schiff, has gone dark in the last couple of days? He had been more than proactive in his pursuit of Nunes and his “secret intelligence”…now that he has seen the latest, he is retreating. He knows that someone went full Watergate when they requested that “incidental” surveillance be turned into “on purpose/felony” intelligence allowing the unmasker 10 years of prison time. We had heard that Nunes had received his chance to view the intelligence with the help of two White House Staffers. In fact, You’ve been hearing recently about various efforts...
  • Robert Redford: 45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger

    04/02/2017 7:51:00 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 75 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/2/17 | Robert Redford
    Robert Redford: 45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger obert Redford is an actor, director, producer and environmental activist. In July 1972, I was on a train tour through Florida promoting the film “The Candidate.” Entertainment and political press were on board, and I heard them gossiping about a break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington. The story was being covered by two young reporters from The Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The reporters were at the infancy of an investigation that would come to be known as Watergate, the...
  • 2017 is Watergate in Reverse

    03/24/2017 10:38:32 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    For weeks, rumors have circulated that Obama wiretapped Trump Towers during the 2016 campaign. Moreover, reports from the United States Intelligence community indicated that communications from Trump supporters, the Trump administration, and possibly the President himself, were “incidentally collected.” A careful observant cannot help but note the parallels between the current wiretapping scandal and the Watergate scandal occurrence from 1972. In 1972, Richard Nixon covered up a series of events which would soon become known as the Watergate Scandal. These events included Nixon wiretapping his political foes and using the FBI, CIA, and IRS to investigate groups and persons whom...
  • Obama Administration Officials Could Face Criminal Charges, Says Watergate Journalist

    03/23/2017 2:42:17 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 17 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 23, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    Longtime Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward said officials who served under the Obama administration could be facing criminal charges for illegally revealing the names of people working on President Donald Trump’s transition team. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes said on Wednesday that he received new information unrelated to alleged Russian interference, suggesting team members or even Trump himself may have had their identities “unmasked” after communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies during surveillance of foreign individuals.
  • Felonious Assault

    03/12/2017 9:52:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/17 | Andrew G. Benjamin
    Watergate was physical break-in at a Campaign HQ • Trump Towers was a cyber break-in at a Campaign HQ Watergate was physical break-in at a Campaign HQ A president was impeached and thrown out of office for it because they said he had to have known about it. Trump Towers was a cyber break-in at a Campaign HQ A former president who cannot be impeached was celebrated instead, because he said he could not have known about it. His party backing his narratives and enabling the felonies committed based on speculation and hope, a fishing expedition to find criminality where...
  • THE STORY SO FAR

    03/04/2017 12:26:47 PM PST · by WENDLE · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | 3/4/2017 | Scott Johnson
    The run-up to the election Louise Mensch and others broke the story that the Obama Justice Department and federal law enforcement authorities had obtained a Trump-related FISA warrant in October following the denial of an earlier FISA warrant request the previous June. On its way out the door the Obama administration trashed the “minimization” procedures protecting the privacy of American citizens caught in the FISA net. Andrew McCarthy raised a red flag in the troubling NRO column “FISA and the Trump team.” Earlier this week the New York Times reported the involvement of Obama administration officials in disseminating the information...
  • Mark Levin: Trump must investigate Obama’s ‘unparalleled’ wire-tapping & ‘police-state tactics’

    03/04/2017 8:37:05 AM PST · by 198ml · 101 replies
    Mark Levin, Conservative Review’s editor-in-chief, recommends the Trump administration open an investigation into Barack Obama. Levin states the former president used the government to wiretap then-candidate Trump during the 2016 election. “The gravity of this is unparalleled. It appears that during the course of a presidential election, the Obama administration used both intelligence and law enforcement agencies to investigate the Republican nominee's campaign and certain surrogates,” Levin tells Conservative Review. Levin – who served as chief of staff for President Reagan’s Attorney General Ed Meese – explained the potential scandal on his Thursday evening radio show: “We have a prior...