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  • OP-ED | Why Donald Trump is Not Richard Nixon

    09/05/2023 1:22:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    ctnewsjunkie ^ | 09/05/2023 | barth-keck
    I remember when Richard Nixon resigned. Even though I was only 12 at the time, I had a general understanding that our country’s president had done something wrong, got caught, and needed to step aside. “By taking this action,” Nixon said in his national address on August 8, 1974, “I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America.” Fast forward to 2023: A former president faces 91 felony charges for crimes ranging from falsifying business records to the “willful retention of national defense information,” from violating the Georgia...
  • RFK Jr. Condemns G. Gordon Liddy as Admirer of Hitler - Kinda Like JFK!

    06/06/2013 1:14:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 6, 2013 | Jack Coleman
    Given that his grandfather, Joseph P. Kennedy, was one of the most notorious appeasers of the last century, you'd think Robert F. Kennedy Jr. might refrain from maligning anyone else as a Nazi sympathizer. Turns out it wasn't just Grampa Joe with a soft spot for Der Fuhrer -- so did his second eldest son and future president John F. Kennedy during trips to Germany as a young man, according to a new book, "John F. Kennedy -- Among the Germans: Travel Diaries and Letters, 1937-1945." (Audio after the jump) Excerpts from the book were published last month in the...
  • Nixon Now

    08/21/2023 6:56:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    theamericanconservative ^ | 08/21/2023 | Anthony J. Constantini
    n the final morning of his presidency, America’s 37th president spoke to a gathering of young White House staffers. It was the lowest point in his career—and arguably, his life—yet still Richard Nixon sought to impart one final piece of wisdom to those assembled: It is only a beginning, always. The young must know it; the old must know it. It must always sustain us, because the greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes and you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes, because only if you...
  • John Dean: Trump indictments over 2020 election ‘much bigger than Watergate’

    08/15/2023 7:38:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/2023 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    John Dean, former President Nixon’s White House counsel, said Monday night that former President Trump’s latest indictment in Georgia over efforts to overturn the 2020 election is “much bigger than Watergate.” Dean made the comment on CNN, when asked by anchor Kaitlan Collins whether he sees echoes of the Nixon-era scandal in the Georgia indictment. “It’s much bigger than Watergate,” said Dean, who gave key congressional testimony during the Nixon scandal. “It’s of a whole different dimension. It goes to the very foundation of democracy. Nixon abused some powers, he exceeded his authority when he shouldn’t, but he wasn’t taking...
  • Shocking Revelations about Hillary Clinton's Watergate Committee Job

    08/07/2023 6:36:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2008 | By Rick Moran
    According to this Daniel Calabrese article, Hillary Clinton was fired from her job as a staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigations for, among other things, lying: Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of...
  • John Dean: If Trump Not Convicted, ‘We Don’t Have the Democracy We Believe We Have’

    08/03/2023 11:54:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2023 | Pam Key
    John Dean, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon, said Thursday on “CNN News Central” if former President Donald Trump is not convicted in the January 6 case, then “we don’t have the democracy we believe we have.” Anchor Erin Burnett asked, “John, as you sit here on this day appeared we watch a former president of the United States heading to Washington to be arraigned, charged formally in a federal courthouse for undermining the U.S. Constitution, how do you even put this in context?” Dean said, “It does not fit in the context because it is bigger and more...
  • Watergate vs. Bidengate: Which is Worse?

    07/30/2023 12:57:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2023 | Mark C. Ross
    Dialing the time machine back to 1972, we find a previous presidential scandal. Though not directly involved, Richard Nixon was the focus of blame. A handful of operatives in Nixon's campaign and administration performed a "third-rate burglary" at the opposition's headquarters. Several of those involved avoided using their first names. Instead, they were G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, and L. Patrick Gray. Most curious in this affair was the lack of a serious motive. Nixon's re-election was a solid inevitability. Not all that long after the Watergate break-in hit the news, Nixon carried 49 states, and McGovern didn't even...
  • Watergate Historian Explains How Trump Comments Compare With Nixon Tapes

    06/28/2023 2:04:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 06/27/2023 | JAMES BICKERTON
    No admission in former President Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes was "as clearly illegal" as that of Donald Trump in audio first published by CNN where the latter describes having "highly confidential" papers in his possession, a leading historian of the period has said. The audio, in which Trump appeared to admit some of the documents in his possession hadn't been declassified, was published on Monday. In response, a Trump campaign spokesperson said the former president had been "speaking rhetorically and also quite humorously," and hadn't committed any wrongdoing. Earlier this month, Trump was charged with 37 counts related to his...
  • Laura Ingraham: Durham Findings ‘Arguably’ Worse than Watergate

    05/16/2023 10:42:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2023 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham called the findings of the Durham probe into the investigation of Donald Trump and alleged Russian collusion to be “arguable” worse than the Watergate scandal that plagued former President Richard Nixon.
  • Trump labels Bidens ‘crime family’ and ‘Watergate times 10’ in online rant

    04/26/2023 6:17:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04.25.2023 | Snejana Farberov
    Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his claims that the Bidens are a “crime family” and likened their suspected wrongdoings to “Watergate times 10.” Trump’s withering criticism of President Biden and his clan came just days after House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, a Republican, claimed in a Fox News interview that at least 12 members of the first family were involved in an “influence-peddling scheme.” “What Congressmen James Comer and Jim Jordan have revealed about the ‘Biden Crime Family’ would be Watergate times 10, if this news was revealed just 10 years ago,” Trump said in the video posted to...
  • The room where it happened: What it's like to stay in the $1,600-a-night ‘Scandal Room’ at the Watergate Hotel

    03/13/2023 11:36:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/10/2023 | Jamie Davis Smith
    The greatest scandal in American political history has its roots in room 214 of The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The famed room still exists and can be booked for overnight stays for an average nightly rate of about $1,600. That's right: You, too, can sleep in the room where, in 1972, E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy stationed themselves while orchestrating the break-in at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) headquarters. The fallout from the break-in led to President Richard Nixon resigning in disgrace. To date, Nixon remains the only U.S. president to ever resign from office. The DNC's...
  • Trump says he would have fought Watergate, quitting Nixon’s ‘biggest regret’

    03/10/2023 8:55:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 03/09/2023 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Donald Trump revealed today that Richard Nixon’s “biggest regret” was giving in to GOP pressure to resign during the Watergate impeachment crisis, a move the 45th president said he wouldn’t have made. “His daughter actually told me that his biggest regret was that he didn't fight, he should have fought,” Trump said, without identifying which daughter. But, he added, Nixon lacked the public support needed to carry on. “I'm not sure that that had an impact one way or the other,” he said, had Nixon resisted. In a media roundtable to discuss the April 25 release of the...
  • OK, So Did the CIA Engineer Watergate to Get Rid of Nixon as Tucker Carlson Asserted?

    01/23/2023 4:32:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/23/2023 | Robert Spencer
    Tucker Carlson made some explosive assertions Friday, suggesting that the CIA and the FBI brought down Richard Nixon because he was on to their efforts to undermine the American system as the Founding Fathers had intended it to run and knew that the CIA was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Carlson’s segment quickly became wildly controversial, but is it true? We may never know for sure — and that in itself demonstrates yet again the need to demand and enforce complete transparency and accountability from these agencies that all too easily can go rogue.Carlson said: “Richard Nixon...
  • Tucker Carlson Links JFK assassination, Nixon, Watergate, to the CIA and FBI

    01/20/2023 8:08:53 AM PST · by euram · 79 replies
    youtube ^ | January 19 2023 | Tucker Carlson
    Skip to the 6-minute mark and listen through to the end. Tucker talks about Nixon winning by the biggest margin in history, Watergate, Nixon's threat to CIA director Helms about exposing "who shot John", Mark Felt Asst FBI Director for counterintelligence being Deep Throat, and Bob Woodward had been in Naval Intelligence. Very interesting stuff, particularly since Carlson has at least twice in the last few weeks stated openly that the CIA assassinated JFK. The Daily Caller mysteriously left this part of the video out of their reporting on what he was talking about last night. I hope Carlson has...
  • The Washington Post Pushes False History to Cover Up Its False Journalism

    07/23/2022 8:47:48 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 3 replies
    American Greatness ^ | July 21, 2022 | John D. O'Connor
    . . . Do we need still another Watergate book?” *** The Post also credits Graff’s “prodigious research,” while echoing his conclusion that “we’ll never know the full truth of Watergate” ... If observations like these are used to justify a new 679-page history, one may ask, why bother? Why read a book that throws up its hands and says, “Who knows? One answer comes in Graff’s treatment of two seminal revisionist works, Jim Hougan’s 1984 Secret Agenda and Len Colodny’s 1991 Silent Coup. These two works, in fact, solve quite convincingly many of the mysteries Graff contends are still...
  • Exploding the Watergate Myth A new book shows that Woodward and Bernstein lied. And lied. And lied.

    07/20/2022 4:05:53 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 84 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 20, 2022 | Bruce Bawer
    And then there was the book All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two Washington Post reporters who’d supposedly brought Nixon down. When it came out in 1974, I read it avidly. And two years later I was enthralled by the movie version, written by William Goldman and directed by Alan J. Pakula. But there was one thing - in the book and the movie - that always puzzled me. I’ll describe it as it’s presented in the film. Woodward (Robert Redford) meets late at night in a parking garage with his secret source, known as...
  • Exploding the Watergate Myth

    07/20/2022 4:29:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Wed Jul 20, 2022 | Bruce Bawer
    A new book shows that Woodward and Bernstein lied. And lied. And lied. I was a child of the Watergate generation. Vacationing at a lake house the summer I was 17, I spent weeks glued to the committee hearings on TV. Back in school that fall, I wrote a paper arguing that Nixon should resist pressure to resign. Headed south the next August, I watched Nixon’s resignation speech at a motor lodge on I-95 and the next day, on the highway, listened on the car radio as Gerald R. Ford declared “our long national nightmare” over. And then there was...
  • Watergate and the Corruption of the DC Judiciary

    07/05/2022 7:56:07 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2022 | Henry P. Wickham, Jr.
    It has been fifty years since that momentous break-in at the Watergate office complex, and it seems a good time to revisit that episode, especially in light of the current abuses of power that seem so ubiquitous. Geoff Shepard's book, The Real Watergate Scandal and the just published book by Garrett Graff, Watergate, a New History, offer different perspectives. Shepard is more interested in the legal process and its abuse, while Graff's book relies more on the infamous White House tapes. It is the more comprehensive of the two. Here are some of observations based on these histories. *** Most...
  • Watergate at 50: Revelations From Newly Declassified Evidence

    06/20/2022 7:35:17 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | James Rosen
    ... When Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA was first published by Random House in November 1984 – more than a decade after the resignation and pardon of Richard Nixon – it presented such a large volume of new and revelatory information about a subject so widely considered exhausted that the book was greeted with the staggered astonishment typically reserved for apparitions. “If even half of this is true,” wrote J. Anthony Lukas in the New York Times Book Review, “Secret Agenda will add an important new dimension to our understanding of Watergate.” ...“But,” Lukas added, “it may...
  • Watergate prosecutor: Georgia case could ‘send Donald Trump to prison’

    06/20/2022 9:22:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/20/2022 | Brad Dress
    A prosecutor who worked on the Watergate case against Richard Nixon 50 years ago said on Sunday that a Georgia election interference case is the most likely to send former President Trump to prison. “I think that’s enough. If you’re asking me which of the cases right now, which one is going to send Donald Trump to prison, that’s the case,” Nick Akerman told MSNBC on Sunday, referring to a January 2021 call between Trump and Georgia’s secretary of state.