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  • 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...
  • Carl Bernstein: Ukraine Whistleblower Story Has ‘Echoes of Watergate’

    09/23/2019 6:35:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” network political analyst Carl Bernstein said if President Donald Trump asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, it is echoed of “Watergate.” Bernstein said, “Well, I think the first thing is to find out exactly what has happened here. And if the reporting of Shane Harris and The Wall Street Journal is accurate and it seems to be it clearly moves toward a grievance abuse of power by the president of the United States.”
  • Hillary Clinton’s Zombie Impeachment Memo That Could Help Fell Trump

    09/16/2019 2:23:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | By DARREN SAMUELSOHN September 16, 2019
    Congressional report Clinton helped pen during Watergate was later used to justify impeaching her husband. Now it's guiding Democrats angling to oust Trump. Darren Samuelsohn is a senior White House reporter for POLITICO. A document Hillary Clinton helped write nearly a half century ago has returned from the dead to threaten the man she couldn’t vanquish in 2016. The bizarre, only-in-D.C. twist centers on a congressional report penned by a bipartisan team of young attorneys that included Hillary before she was a Clinton and written in the throes of Watergate. Then, unlike now, not a single lawmaker had been alive...
  • Troubling Watergate Revelations, Too Late to Matter

    08/09/2019 7:50:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Spectator ^ | 08/09/2019 | Geoff Shepard
    August 9 is the 45th anniversary of the resignation of Richard Nixon, the only president in American history to resign or be removed from office. We know what triggered his resignation. He was already on the ropes after two and a half years of Watergate revelations, but what ended any and all defense was the release of the “smoking gun” transcript on August 5. It showed that Nixon had concurred with his staff’s suggestion that they get the CIA to tell the FBI not to interview two Watergate witnesses. As astonishing as it may be to Americans, who have been...
  • Scandals: end DOESN'T justify the means! (Machiavelli, Alinsky, Chanakya)

    08/08/2019 7:53:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 8, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Scandals in politics have been motivated by personal gain, greed, love of power, lust, or simply a conviction that one's political agenda is so good it justifies bending the law. This ungodly behavior was observed by Machiavelli in The Prince (1513), who recorded the evil tactics of Cesare Borgia: "the ends justifies the means." In 1798, Yale President Timothy Dwight described how the Jacobins acted this way during the French Revolution: "Adultery, assassination, poisoning, and other crimes of the like infernal nature, were taught as lawful ... provided the end was good." Saul Alinsky advocated this in his nefarious Rules...
  • Jim Jordan Republican Judiciary Committee Skewers John Dean

    06/14/2019 3:56:56 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | June 13, 2019 | youtube
    Great video
  • Russiagate Is No Watergate

    06/14/2019 12:15:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 14, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance," John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and "Russiagate" which has bedeviled Donald Trump. But what strikes this veteran of Nixon's White House is not the similarities but the stark differences. Watergate began with an actual crime, a midnight break-in at the offices of the DNC in June 1972 to wiretap phones and filch files, followed by a cover-up that spread into the inner circles of the White House. Three years after FBI Director James Comey began the investigation of Trump, however, the...
  • Who Is John Dean?

    06/11/2019 12:54:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Rush ^ | June 11, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, I think probably today they are grateful — don’t misunderstand me here — they are grateful for the helicopter crash yesterday that took attention away, ’cause John Dean bombed. The Jerry Nadler mock impeachment hearing bombed. We have the audio sound bites of that coming up. I mean stop and think about it. Going back 45 years, John Dean, who’s got nothing to do with anything happening today except attempting to stay relevant by sucking up to the media every day in any which way he knows how. That is what saved John Dean. In fact,...
  • The Real Lesson of Watergate Ignored in John Dean's Testimony and Media Commentary

    06/11/2019 10:19:00 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2019 | By John Dale Dunn
    With the return of John Dean to the witness’s chair in a congressional hearing room yesterday, false analogies between that incident and the current day Russia Hoax are everywhere in the mainstream media. But the one real lesson of that era is still valid today: Don’t trust the government’s Administrative State bureaucracy -- and in particular prosecutors, who are, too often, henchmen using their power and resources unethically, carelessly and ruthlessly. Too often they do not deliver justice; they hunt and destroy and cheat when necessary
  • John Dean Hopes to 'Show How Strikingly Like Watergate' the Trump Investigation Is

    06/10/2019 11:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 132 replies ^ | 6/10/2019 | Susan Jones
    Watergate witness John Dean, answering the House Judiciary Committee's call to testify on this Monday, told CNN what he plans to say at the 2 p.m. hearing. "What I'm going to try to do...I'm clearly not a fact witness, but I hope I can give them some context and show them how strikingly like Watergate what we're seeing now, and as reported in the Mueller report, is. "So I've taken several examples from the Mueller report relating to obstruction of justice, which is their focus today, and looked at those and made the comparisons," Dean said Monday morning.
  • WATCH: Rep. Matt Gaetz Goes After 'Prop' John Dean at the Dems' Mueller Show Trial

    06/10/2019 8:04:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUNE 10, 2019 | MATT MARGOLIS
    On Monday, John Dean, the former Nixon White House counsel, testified at the Judiciary Committee Hearing called "Lessons From The Mueller Report.” Dean has no connection to the Mueller investigation but is a CNN contributor who has written a number of anti-Republican books in recent years and testified during the Watergate hearings. In other words, Dean’s purpose for testifying at the hearing had nothing to do with facts. He’s just the expert on the disgraced President Richard Nixon, who resigned from the presidency for his involvement in the Watergate cover-up. There was a memorable exchange between Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)...
  • Laughable! Nadler Calls John Dean to Testify As He Kicks Off Dry-Run Impeachment

    06/10/2019 1:31:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush ^ | June 10, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Does anybody but me find it just outrageous that Nadler is calling John Dean up there and that the Drive-Bys are excited about it? (laughing) I’m sorry. Look! “John Dean to Testify on Presidential Obstruction!” What’s he gonna say? “Nixon did it!” How many times have I told you? The only thing these people have is what’s in their playbook from the past. These people on the left cannot innovate. So they’ve gotta replay Watergate here. So they’ve gotta go get John Dean, who’s 81 years old. As far as I know, he has never been in the Trump...
  • Key To Watergate

    06/10/2019 12:12:47 PM PDT · by Pelham · 25 replies
    "The Colodny Collection", is the largest private collection of Watergate and Nixon related materials, including exclusive interviews with almost all the key players in the Watergate scandal. has for almost two decades been operating as an informational site for Watergate and Nixon related stories and materials. It now has an affiliated research site with Texas A&M University. Users of the sites can examine the evidence contained on the sites, and arrive at their own opinions as to exactly what took place in the demise of the Nixon Presidency.
  • Trump rips Democrats ahead of testimony from 'sleazebag' Watergate lawyer

    06/09/2019 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/09/19 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    President Trump on Sunday ripped Democrats ahead of testimony from John Dean, a former White House counsel for President Nixon who proved pivotal during the Watergate scandal. "The Dems were devastated - after all this time and money spent ($40,000,000), the Mueller Report was a disaster for them," Trump tweeted Sunday evening. "But they want a Redo, or Do Over. They are even bringing in @CNN sleazebag attorney John Dean. Sorry, no Do Overs - Go back to work!" **SNIP** Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee will grill Dean on Monday in an attempt to to shine a spotlight on...
  • Watergate prosecutor says Trump will ‘pay political price’ for resistance on Mueller report

    05/11/2019 5:19:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | 5/11/19 | Clark Mindock
    **SNIP** Richard Ben-Veniste, a former Watergate prosecutor, told The Independent that any effort to keep Mr Mueller from testifying is likely to fail. And, the more it looks like Mr Trump and his team are resisting that effort – resisting the effort for Americans to hear “the truth”, as Ms Pelosi might put it – the more it will hurt the 45th president. “I think ultimately Robert Mueller will testify, and that the more the president and his attorney general seek to delay or derail Mueller’s public testimony the more of a political price it will pay in the court...
  • Great minds needed for Scandal Slogan!

    04/27/2019 10:37:41 AM PDT · by Nateman · 59 replies ^ | 4-27-19 | nateman
    It’s beginning to look like Obama has been spying on all sorts of Americans way before he spied on Trump. The list of victims just keeps getting longer: Congressmen, reporters, probably judges as well when he was not having them smothered with pillows. This is way beyond Watergate, this is activity that endangered the very fabric of American freedom itself. If not for Hillary losing who knows how bad the state of the republic would be today? This was a crime against America, indeed civilization itself, because America is its best defender. It needs a label worthy of the crime....
  • Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to hold Watergate-style television hearings

    04/25/2019 2:19:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    CNN via KPAX ^ | 4/24/19
    **SNIP** She wrote a rare-for-her op-ed for the Washington Post about the Mueller report, saying it “documents a serious crime against the American people.” Hours later, it’s the most-read thing on the Post’s website. Clinton said the 2016 election was “corrupted” by Russia - an assault “bigger than politics” - and “what our country needs now is clear-eyed patriotism, not reflexive partisanship.” Citing Watergate as a precedent, she said “televised hearings added to the factual record and, crucially, helped the public understand the facts in a way that no dense legal report could. Similar hearings with Mueller, former White House...
  • Eric Swalwell: No apology necessary for surveilling Trump campaign

    04/19/2019 12:03:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued the special counsel's report "certainly" showed evidence of collusion and rejected the idea that President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign deserved an apology for the controversial surveillance conducted under former President Barack Obama's administration. When Fox News host Julie Banderas asked Swalwell about a potential apology, the California congressman said that special counsel Robert Mueller's report "laid out a multiplicity of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians." He contended that although special counsel Robert Mueller's report didn't declare collusion beyond a reasonable doubt, it still showed enough evidence of troubling contacts between Russia and Trump's...