Tag Archives: Watergate

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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DOJ Argues That Watergate Was Wrongly Decided

Mother Jones reports: Back in 1974 Congress subpoenaed various documents from President Nixon, including, most famously, the tapes of his Oval Office conversations. Nixon refused to hand them over, but the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that he had to comply. A couple of weeks later Nixon resigned. For a while, that was that: the court had spoken, and presidents had …

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Giuliani Lawyers Up With Former Watergate Prosecutor

The Associated Press reports: Rudy Giuliani, the outspoken personal attorney for Donald Trump, has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the House’s fast-moving impeachment investigation into the president. The former New York mayor tapped Jon Sale, a former Watergate prosecutor and assistant U.S. attorney, in what’s shaping up to be a battle with Democrats over documents tied to …

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Watergate’s John Dean: Trump Is An “Incompetent Wuss” Who Like Most Bullies “Thinks Nasty Is Strong”

Newsweek reports: Richard Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean has said that Donald Trump is a “wuss” and a “fake leader” as the president continues to swing out at Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian election interference and collusion. Dean, who served a pivotal role in the Watergate investigation that took down former President Nixon, posted the comments in response …

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Archivists Release Long-Awaited Watergate “Road Map”

The Washington Post reports: U.S. archivists on Wednesday revealed one of the last great secrets of the Watergate investigation — the backbone of a long-sealed report used by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski to send Congress evidence in the legal case against President Richard M. Nixon. The release of the referral — delivered in 1974 as impeachment proceedings were being weighed …

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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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Former Watergate Prosecutor: Immunity For CFO Could Lead To “Downfall Of The Trump Organization” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A former Watergate prosecutor said Friday that the longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization receiving immunity could lead to the “downfall of the Trump Organization.” Assistant Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks made the comments on MSNBC just hours after reports broke that Allen Weisselberg was granted immunity as part of federal prosecutors’ investigation into Trump’s …

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Watergate’s John Dean Blasts Glorious Leader: You Don’t Have Any Idea What McGahn Has Told Mueller

When one of Watergate’s masterminds calls you out: Former White House counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, ripped President Trump on Sunday, saying he doubts Trump has any idea what White House counsel Donald McGahn has told special counsel Robert Mueller as McGahn cooperates with Mueller’s Russia investigation. Trump tweeted early Sunday morning calling a New York Times “FAKE” that …

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James Clapper: Watergate “Pales In Comparison” To What The US Is Currently Going Through [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: The situation in Washington has become more serious than during the Watergate scandal, and investigators must get to the bottom of ties between the Trump administration and Russia, the former director of U.S. national intelligence said Wednesday. In a speech to Australia’s National Press Club, James Clapper said allegations that President Donald Trump shared intelligence with Moscow were …

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Nixon’s Watergate Lawyer John Dean: Every Morning I’m Just Happy That Trump Hasn’t Blown Up The World

The Independent reports: The former Counsel to President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal said Americans view Donald Trump as “insane”, “angry” and he thinks that Mr Trump’s Presidency is an “unfolding disaster”. “As I see it, about maybe half the population right now isn’t sure whether he is insane or if he’s just a totally angry man, they don’t …

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Dan Rather: #Flynnghazi Might Even Be Worse Than Watergate, Hollywood Would Reject It As Far-Fetched

Dan Rather has gone viral with another Facebook rant. He writes: Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently …

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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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WATERGATE 2016: Clinton Campaign Accuses Donald Trump Of Colluding With Russia To Hack Their Emails

Politico reports: Four decades after five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is trying to frame the hacking of her campaign manager’s email as a repeat of the most famous political scandal in American history – and to directly implicate Donald Trump. “What did Trump know, and when did he know it?” …

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David Frost Dies At Age 74

British broadcaster David Frost, perhaps best known for his post-Watergate interview with Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 74. Frost died of a heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give a speech, the family said. The cruise company Cunard said its vessel had left the English port of …

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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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Chuck Colson: The Comic Book

JMG reader Sean found the above in a $1 budget bin at his local comic book store. Gamma Cloud has the history behind a comic book about the Watergate felon turned anti-gay activist: The fact of the matter is that Chuck Colson – Born Again is nothing short of a grand and glorious collection of obfuscation and half-truths. Colson’s yarn …

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Tweet Of The Day – Peter Sprigg

Hate group spokesdouche Peter Sprigg thinks Watergate felon Chuck Colson should be back in prison. We agree.

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Chuck Colson In Critical Condition

Infamous anti-gay activist and Watergate felon Chuck Colson is in critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Colson, 80, fell ill while speaking Friday at a conference outside Washington and “underwent surgery on Saturday morning to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain,” the statement said. Colson was special counsel to President Richard Nixon and …

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Convicted Felon Hates Gay Marriage

“Although the media elite don’t want you to know it, according to a recent Alliance Defense Fund poll, the majority of Americans want to reserve marriage to one man and one woman. To give up the fight for marriage now after a few setbacks is crazy. The debate about marriage in America is not over. Now more than ever, Christians …

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