Tag Archives: Richard Nixon

Trump: “I Learned A Lot From Richard Nixon” [VIDEO]

“Jeff Sessions was a disaster. I didn’t want to make him Attorney General but he was the first senator to endorse me, so I felt a little bit of an obligation. He came to see me four times, just begging me to be Attorney General. He wasn’t, to me, equipped to be Attorney General but he just wanted it, wanted …

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Flashback: When Watergate Hearings Gripped America

The opening paragraphs here should draw you in: The media coverage of Watergate gave us much of today’s concussive, ballistic jargon of scandal. There were “bombshells.” There were “smoking guns.” Ever since, we have measured controversies as if on a decibel meter, judging them by their “fireworks” and “explosive” drama. But the most striking thing for a viewer in 2019, …

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Trump Beats Nixon In Public Support For Impeachment

Newsweek reports: While more than 50 percent of Americans support removing Trump less than one month since the House’s inquiry began, it took much longer for the public to approve of impeaching Nixon even as the Watergate scandal slowly unfolded. Nixon eventually resigned rather than face impeachment. According to the Pew Research Center, public opinion on removing Nixon from office …

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Newly-Released Audio Tape Reveals Nixon And Reagan Complaining About “Monkeys From African Countries”

The Atlantic reports: The day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China, then–California Governor Ronald Reagan phoned President Richard Nixon at the White House and vented his frustration at the delegates who had sided against the United States. “Last night, I tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did,” Reagan said. “Yeah,” …

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Nixon Foundation Distances Itself From Roger Stone: It’s A “Gross Misstatement” To Call Him A Nixon Aide

Talking Points Memo reports: You know it’s bad when Richard Nixon’s people are distancing themselves from you. The Nixon Foundation on Friday evening sought to put to rest any notion that Roger Stone was a key aide on Nixon’s campaign. The foundation tweeted that it is a “gross misstatement” to call Stone a former Nixon aide or adviser, instead noting …

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John Dean: Dems Have Little Choice But Impeachment

CNN reports: Former Nixon White House lawyer John Dean said he thinks Congress will have “little choice” but to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following a Friday evening court filing involving Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. “I think what this totality of today’s filings show that the House is going to have little choice, the way this is …

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Federal Court Partially Unseals Watergate “Road Map” Which Could Be Used To Aid Mueller’s Investigation

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge ordered the unsealing of a significant portion of the grand jury report sent to the House Judiciary Committee in 1974 regarding the infamous break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate hotel and President Richard Nixon‘s role in covering it up. The report is commonly referred to as the Watergate “road …

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Comey Visits Trump On The Simpsons [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps: Donald Trump attempts to make a deal with former FBI director James Comey and is visited by Richard Nixon’s ghost in The Simpsons’ latest biting look into the Trump White House. The “125 Days” short opens with scandal surrounding the administration, as Trump’s closest advisors – Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and Kellyanne Conway – all hang from …

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MORE THAN APPROPRIATE: Trump To Hang His Personal Letter From Richard Nixon In The Oval Office

Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump is planning to make some artistic changes to the Oval Office that reflect his fascination with his own unexpected victory. Trump has told friends he plans to hang in the Oval Office a personal letter written to him in 1987 by President Richard Nixon that predicted his eventual win. The letter was sent to the …

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Omarosa: Donald Trump Has Kept An Enemies List And Every Critic Must Now Bow Down To Him [VIDEO]

How Nixonian. Via CNN: Donald Trump surrogate Omarosa Manigault said the President-elect’s campaign is keeping a list of people who did not support his run to the White House. “Let me just tell you, Mr. Trump has a long memory and we’re keeping a list,” Manigault, the campaign’s director of African-American outreach, told the Independent Journal Review, a conservative magazine. …

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TRAILER: Elvis & Nixon

This actually looks pretty good. Via Indie Wire: How do you make an entire movie about a one-day visit to the White House by an aging rock n’ roll icon and the Commander-In-Chief of the U.S.? Well, that’s what filmmaker Liza Johnson tries to pull off in “Elvis & Nixon,” the true story of the morning of December 21, 1970, …

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Sen. John McCain To Code Pink Protesters: “Get Out Of Here, You Low-Life Scum”

Via The Hill: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called protesters “low-life scum,” after they interrupted a hearing by calling for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to be arrested for war crimes. Protesters from the group Code Pink chanted, “Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes!” and raised signs in the air as Kissinger entered the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing room. …

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Richard Nixon: Gays Are Born That Way

“Let me say something before we get off the gay thing. I don’t want my views misunderstood. I am the most tolerant person on that of anybody in this shop. They have a problem. They’re born that way. You know that. That’s all. I think they are. Anyway, my point is, though, when I say they’re born that way, the …

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Jay Carney: Obama Is Not Nixon

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Robert Bork Dead At 85

Rejected Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork has died at the age of 85. The cause was pulmonary disease. Bork was among the most polarizing figures in American law and conservative politics for more than four decades. When Bork was solicitor general in 1973, he fired Archibald Cox as a special prosecutor on the order of President Richard Nixon to help …

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Anti-Gay Activist And Watergate Felon Chuck “Enemies List” Colson Dies At 80

Richard Nixon’s infamous “dirty tricks” henchman, the notorious Watergate felon and anti-gay activist Chuck Colson, has died at the age of 80 after lingering for days following a brain hemorrhage. Charles W. Colson, the Republican political operative who boasted he would “walk over my own grandmother” to ensure the reelection of President Richard M. Nixon and went on to found …

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Did Nixon Have A Gay Affair?

According to a new biography of Richard Nixon, Tricky Dick had a long-running gay affair with Mafia-insider Bebe Robozo, who was investigated for acting as a money-carrying middleman between Howard Hughes and Nixon. Fulsom uses recently revealed documents and eyewitness interviews — including with FBI agents — to shed new light on long-standing suspicions among White House insiders that Nixon …

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GOP ON TV: The Plan To Launch Fox News Began During Nixon Adminstration

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Nixon’s Grandson Is A Teabagger

Richard Nixon’s grandson Chris Cox is an oil industry lobbyist running for Congress against Long Island incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop (D). Cox recently moved into Tricky Dickie’s old mansion in the Hamptons in order to establish himself as a resident. But he’s a man of the people, as you’ll see in the below address to the Conservative Society for Action.

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Retired Gen. Alexander Haig Dies At 85

Former Nixon White House chief of staff General Alexander Haig died in a Baltimore hospital yesterday at the age of 85. Many credit/blame Haig with brokering the deal in which Nixon resigned the presidency in return for a pardon. Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter sent the four-star general to Europe as supreme commander of NATO. Ronald Reagan made him …

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