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  • Pat Buchanan on the Withdrawal from Vietnam - Intellectualized Hatred Rules Then & Now

    08/31/2020 4:46:27 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 25 replies
    Freep | 08-31-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    I was gob stopped. As a young man I was just as brainwashed by the media as anyone else.This began with listening to an interview of overturner of idols, Thomas Sowell, on how vain and puffed up intellectuals are. Thomas Sowell on his book Intellectuals and Society, queue at 24:13 / 36:32 Prof. Sowell was remarking that Nixon didn't care about intellectuals, but according to the true principle, that when a democratic country led around by the nose by academics, decides that a war is unwinnable, it becomes so; despite America's de facto !!!VICTORY!!! in Vietnam, when intellectuals managed to...
  • ‘Watergate Girl’ Jill Wine-Banks on Her Pioneering Role Investigating Richard Nixon

    07/29/2020 8:23:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    wttw ^ | 07/27/2020 | Nick Blumberg
    Chicago native Jill Wine-Banks broke many barriers as an attorney in a male-dominated and often sexist arena. But perhaps her greatest battle was as a tough-questioning prosecutor in the Watergate case that helped bring an end to the presidency of Richard Nixon. We spoke with Wine-Banks on “Chicago Tonight” earlier this year after the release of her memoir “The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President.” (Watch part two of our conversation here.) Wine-Banks said she was initially hesitant to use the word “girl” in the title, but realized that it accurately conveyed the sexism...
  • Ex-Watergate prosecutors say judge has legal duty to review facts in Flynn case

    05/27/2020 11:47:00 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 81 replies
    reuters ^ | May 27, 2020 | Sarah N. Lynch
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors on Wednesday said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan should be allowed to review all the facts before deciding whether to grant a Justice Department request to drop the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In a filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the former prosecutors said they feared the Justice Department was not acting in the public interest, and that Sullivan has the power to scrutinize the request in order to ensure that “the waters of justice are not polluted.”...
  • Son of Watergate operative Gordon Liddy convicted of possessing child porn...

    05/23/2020 8:32:01 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 66 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 6, 2020 | AP
    SAN DIEGO — Raymond Liddy, a former California state prosecutor and son of Watergate break-in organizer Gordon Liddy, was convicted Wednesday of possessing child pornography. Liddy was convicted after a non-jury trial in San Diego federal court and could face up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on May 1, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Liddy had been free on bond since his 2017 arrest. FBI agents searched his home in the San Diego Bay resort city of Coronado after an Internet service provider contacted a national tip line to report a user had uploaded child...
  • "Worse Than Watergate"

    05/14/2020 6:34:17 AM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 15 replies
    Watergate started with Nixon's staff spying on the rival campaign, remember? The liberal media loves to chant incessantly this or that is "Worse than Watergate". Well, now we have PROOF that what they did was worse than Watergate. Why aren't the Republicans drawing this obvious comparison? We should be repeating this over and over the same way that they do.
  • READ: Watergate prosecutors' request to file opinion in Flynn case

    05/13/2020 7:48:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 13 2020 | Staff
    Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors this week asked to file a friend-of-the-court brief weighing in on the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "The Watergate Prosecutors ... are uniquely suited to help ensure a fair presentation of the issues raised by the government’s motion" to dismiss the case, the group's request states. Flynn's attorneys oppose the request. The group's motion was temporarily denied by the judge, who will determine whether to grant a request by the Department of Justice to drop charges against Flynn. SNIP 5 page letter: Watergate prosecutors notice to file brief
  • Former Watergate prosecutors urge judge to buck Justice Department and not dismiss Michael Flynn case

    05/13/2020 3:39:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/12/20 | Katelyn Polantz, David Shortell
    (CNN) Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors have told a federal judge he has the authority to sentence former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn to prison despite the Justice Department's effort to toss the case. The filings add prominent voices to the backlash against Attorney General William Barr's softening of criminal prosecutions against President Donald Trump's associates. In legal memos sent to the court on Monday and obtained by CNN, the former prosecutors essentially laid out the legal footing they believe Judge Emmet Sullivan has to reject the dismissal request and sentence Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the...
  • ‘Cult of Trump’: Carl Bernstein trashes Senate Republicans who ‘joined hands with a tyrant’

    01/31/2020 8:27:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | | January 31, 2020 10:49 AM | Spencer Neale
    Veteran investigative journalist Carl Bernstein blasted Senate Republicans on the eve of their vote to determine whether or not witnesses will be allowed in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. "The Senate of the United States, through the Republican leadership and membership, has now joined hands with a tyrant," said Bernstein. "We now have a precedent that's been set, especially if we're going to follow this new catechism, this cult of Trump that professor Dershowitz has advanced, this catechism that he cannot abuse his power. So, totally different situation than what happened in Watergate, because in Watergate the real heroes were...
  • Politico Fantasizes About ‘Goldwater Moment’ Forcing Trump Resignation

    01/23/2020 1:10:04 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 23, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Whenever liberals in the media approvingly cite conservative leaders, like Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater, it’s to somehow contrast them as suddenly reasonable and sensible. Unlike the modern Republican Party. So it’ not a shock that Politico is looking to Goldwater as a model for how the Senate GOP should respond to Donald Trump: In other words, tell him to resign. This is what the Arizona senator did with Richard Nixon in 1974. That way it would spare going through a Senate impeachment trial in which the all Democrat team of House managers would have to present their incredibly weak...
  • What Trump learned from Watergate

    12/21/2019 9:04:24 AM PST · by bitt · 33 replies ^ | 12/21/2019 | don suber
    Geoff Shepard graduated from Harvard Law School and spent five years on Nixon’s White House staff, including being deputy counsel on his Watergate defense team. He went on to become a successful Philadelphia lawyer. In retirement, he has gone back to research Watergate. The archives have revealed that Nixon was railroaded. In American Spectator, Shepard wrote, "There is documented proof of a series of secret meetings between Chief Judge John Sirica and Watergate prosecutors. I don’t know which is the bigger surprise: that they were secretly meeting to resolve issues in advance of trial or that they were documenting their...
  • Reagan’s forgotten Iran-Contra escape may reveal more about Trump’s fate than Watergate | Will Bunch

    12/04/2019 7:21:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    inquirer ^ | 12/03/2019 | Will bunch
    When the scandal finally broke, it was on the other side of the Atlantic, in a nation that millions of Americans couldn’t pinpoint on a map. Congress had made its intentions clear in the form of legislation, but the White House secretly ignored that to illegally pursue its own controversial agenda. Meanwhile, it was revealed that shady foreign-born middlemen were pocketing millions of dollars. The president’s approval rating plummeted, and it looked like an early exit. “I had hoped there would not be discovery of an impeachable offense,” the Speaker of the House said at one point. “I didn’t want...
  • William Ruckelshaus, Who Quit in ‘Saturday Night Massacre,’ Dies at 87

    11/28/2019 1:02:59 PM PST · by Borges · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/28/2019 | Robert D. McFadden
    William D. Ruckelshaus, who resigned as deputy attorney general rather than carry out President Richard M. Nixon’s illegal order to fire the independent special Watergate prosecutor in the constitutional crisis of 1973 known as the “Saturday Night Massacre,” died on Wednesday at his home in Seattle. He was 87.
  • Nixon-era DOJ official made famous by 'Saturday Night Massacre' dies at 87

    11/27/2019 1:11:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/19 03:52 PM EST | ZACK BUDRYK
    Nixon-era DOJ official made famous by 'Saturday Night Massacre' dies at 87 BY ZACK BUDRYK - 11/27/19 03:52 PM EST Nixon-era DOJ official made famous by 'Saturday Night Massacre' dies at Former Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus, one of two top Department of Justice (DOJ) officials who resigned rather than fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, died Wednesday at 87, his family said. Ruckelshaus joined the Nixon administration in 1969 as assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s civil rights division before becoming the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first administrator in 1970. In 1973, after a brief stint as...
  • Sean Davis: Anti-Trump Impeachment Theater Is ‘Watergate Cosplay’ For Democrats

    11/21/2019 8:10:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 11/21/2019 | The Federalist Staff
    Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist, joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday to recap another day of House Democrats playacting at their partisan, anti-Trump impeachment hearings. “I think we learned that the Democrats are quite convinced they need to keep going with this Watergate cosplay in Washington,” Davis said. “We learned no new facts. We heard the same stuff we’ve heard over and over again. We saw the same playacting.” Davis said the only thing he has learned from the House Intelligence Committee’s theater is how committed Democrats are to the farce of impeachment they have been pursuing for three...
  • Watergate and The Trump Crisis

    11/14/2019 1:26:02 PM PST · by Jim Noble · 97 replies
    Vanity | November 14, 2019 | Jim Noble
    Richard Nixon was elected to his second term as President in November 1972 with 60.1% of the popular vote and 520 electoral votes. Less than two years later, he was removed from office (forced to resign) by a conspiracy orchestrated by the CIA (Woodward), the FBI (Felt), the media (Bradlee, Bernstein) and Democrats in Congress. At the time, no American was more enthusiastic for his removal than me. I was a true Watergate fanatic. I ate, slept, and talked Watergate. The day he resigned, I was overjoyed. I was fooled, and many are being fooled right now, in the same...
  • 'Deep throat': Whistleblower lawyer says client's identity could remain unknown for decades

    11/06/2019 1:31:08 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 6, 2019
    Attorneys for the whistleblower who triggered impeachment proceedings against President Trump see the three-decade "Deep Throat" mystery as a model for keeping his identity secret. The secret of "Deep Throat" was kept from the early '70s until 2005, when former FBI associate director Mark Felt came forward at 91 years old. He died two years later. Whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid, an aficionado of Watergate history, said leaving his client's identity unresolved indefinitely would encourage future whistleblowers. “Our ideal ending is that the identity of the whistleblower is never known and the individual continues on with their personal and professional life...
  • On CNN, Rather and Donaldson Declare 'Mob'-Like Trump Is 'Out-Nixoning Nixon'

    10/22/2019 1:07:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 27, 2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as guests on Thursday's CNN Tonight, former CBS anchor Dan Rather and former ABC anchor Sam Donaldson declared that President Donald Trump is "out-Nixoning Nixon" on the Ukraine issue, with Donaldson claiming that there is a "smoking transcript" and Rather suggesting that it is already time to "roll the credits on a mob movie" based on President Trump and Rudy Giuliani's activities. At 10:46 p.m. Eastern, host Don Lemon introduced the segment: "The coverup, the tapes, and a President under a cloud of impeachment. Is President Trump out-Nixoning Nixon? Who better to ask than two legends?" (VIDEO-AT-LINK)As Rather began...
  • Joy Reid Strategy: Flip Trump Aides by Panicking Them with Prison Possibility

    10/05/2019 12:57:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The screencap in the chyron—Could Impeachment Inquiry Land Trump Associates in Jail?—made Joy Reid's strategy this morning very clear. To get Trump associates to flip against the President, try to panic them with the possibility of prison. Reid brought on two Watergate veterans to tell tales of the many Nixon aides who went to prison. Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks said that back then, "it was, who's going to get the best deal by being the first in [to flip]?" She saw the same thing happening now, ominously adding: "the dominoes are going to start to fall, and it's going...
  • Swalwell Hosts Impeachment Town Hall With Nixon White House Counsel

    10/02/2019 1:34:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | October 1, 2019
    UNION CITY (CBS SF) — Roughly 400 people showed up for an impeachment town hall meeting with U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, Tuesday evening at James Logan High School in Union City. The event also included commentary and discussion with John Dean, former White House counsel for the administration of President Richard Nixon. During the question and answer session, concerned voters asked the two men what to do next. One person asked about the possibility that impeachment proceedings against the president could fail due to lack of support in the U.S. Senate. “Doing nothing will make his behavior worse,” Swalwell...
  • From the archives: How the Watergate crisis eroded public support for Richard Nixon

    09/27/2019 4:58:45 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 46 replies
    Pew Research ^ | September 25, 2019 | Andrew Kohut
    Andrew Kohut, the founding director of Pew Research Center and its president from 2004 to 2012, was one of the nation’s leading pollsters. He died in 2015. ... Here is one of those articles, originally published on Aug. 8, 2014. Forty years ago today, Richard Nixon announced his resignation from the nation’s highest office, making that decision in the face of almost certain impeachment by the House and plummeting public support, as a majority of Americans called for his removal from office. But it happened in stages. Nixon had won reelection in 1972 by a landslide and began his second...