I think the original offense is the bad thing in this case.
The “original offense” in the Nixon case was a break-in by over-zealous campaign people in an attempt to steal political information on the opposition. Nixon didn’t know about it, and indeed what he was impeached for was trying to cover it up when it was revealed.
That was nothing at all like the highly secret operation that violated the sovereignty of another nation and resulted in deaths of that nation’s citizens, along with the deaths of US law enforcement personnel, which was coordinated by Holder and almost certainly approved by Obama.
Obama knew about it in advance and approved it, and has very good reason for trying to cover it up.
Just to be fair and accurate...
Nixon WAS NOT impeached.
He resigned when the House Republicans came to him with the news that they could not stop an impeachment vote in the House.
You are absolutely correct in post #6. The reason they said “it’s not the crime, it’s the coverup” in Watergate is because the crime wasn’t much at all.
Fast and Furious is multiple murder verging on mass murder.
“I think the original offense is the bad thing in this case.”
They are trying their best to say it’s the coverup, when this is about allowing guns to be sold to murderers to kill Mexican citizens so they could continue their campaign against guns in this country. Removing guns from the population in the first step in government control of the masses. They just didn’t expect that the guns would be traced back to the murder of border patrol agent,Brian Terry, and possibly the murder of ICE agent, James Zapata.
Murdergate is an appropriate name. We don’t know how many innocent Mexicans were killed.