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It Ain't Watergate

As a young reporter in 1973, I worked in Wash­ing­ton when the Water­gate scan­dal started to unravel.

Despite numer­ous com­par­isons to the Water­gate, the Mueller inves­ti­ga­tion isn’t any­thing like what hap­pened to the Nixon White House.

Water­gate cen­tered on the ille­gal activ­i­ties of Nixon and his aides while they were work­ing for the government.

The Mueller inves­ti­ga­tion has focused on activ­i­ties BEFORE Trump took office.

The Water­gate activ­i­ties included bug­ging the offices of polit­i­cal oppo­nents and peo­ple Nixon or his cronies thought were sus­pi­cious. Nixon and his close aides also ordered inves­ti­ga­tions of activist groups and polit­i­cal fig­ures, using the FBI, the CIA, and the IRS as polit­i­cal weapons.

The White House record­ing sys­tem also gave inves­ti­ga­tors evi­dence of a con­spir­acy in the con­spir­a­tors’ own voices.

The scan­dal also resulted in the indict­ment of 69 peo­ple, with tri­als or pleas result­ing in 48 being found guilty, many of whom were top Nixon offi­cials. These included top aides John Ehrlich­man and Bob Halde­man, for­mer Attor­neys Gen­eral John Mitchell and Robert Klein­di­enst, White House Coun­sel John Dean, and myr­iad other gov­ern­ment officials.

So far, the Mueller inves­ti­ga­tion has indicted four for­mer Trump advis­ers, 26 Russ­ian nation­als, three Russ­ian com­pa­nies, one Cal­i­for­nia man, and one London-​based lawyer.

That includes one, repeat, one Trump admin­is­tra­tion offi­cial: National Secu­rity Adviser Michael Flynn.

So far, the only pos­si­ble link to Pres­i­dent Trump is whether he paid hush money to two hook­ers. Remem­ber another pres­i­dent who actu­ally had sex in the Oval Office?

With the guilt of two for­mer allies of Trump, the media talked about impeach­ment on a con­tin­u­ing basis. By one count, CNN and MSNBC used the word more than 200 times in one day.

If impeach­ment hap­pens, it will be purely polit­i­cal IF the Democ­rats take con­trol of the House in the midterm elections.

The media have got­ten so much wrong that MSNBC even gave an incor­rect expla­na­tion of how impeach­ment works for two days in a row.

What most media mag­nates fail to men­tion is that it takes two-​thirds of the U.S. Sen­ate to con­vict. That means 67 sen­a­tors must enforce the find­ings of the indict­ment. That’s never happened.

The con­stant drum­beat of com­par­ing Water­gate to the Mueller inves­ti­ga­tion is sim­ply fake news.

UPDATE DTG: Just got an email from Christo­pher telling me that he put this post up on face­book and it was taken down. He put it back up there again so stay tuned.

If these guys are scared of some­thing this mild then in my opin­ion it means they’ve decided to go all in on censorship


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As a young reporter in 1973, I worked in Washington when the Watergate scandal started to unravel.

Despite numerous comparisons to the Watergate, the Mueller investigation isn’t anything like what happened to the Nixon White House.

Watergate centered on the illegal activities of Nixon and his aides while they were working for the government.

The Mueller investigation has focused on activities BEFORE Trump took office.

The Watergate activities included bugging the offices of political opponents and people Nixon or his cronies thought were suspicious. Nixon and his close aides also ordered investigations of activist groups and political figures, using the FBI, the CIA, and the IRS as political weapons.

The White House recording system also gave investigators evidence of a conspiracy in the conspirators’ own voices.

The scandal also resulted in the indictment of 69 people, with trials or pleas resulting in 48 being found guilty, many of whom were top Nixon officials. These included top aides John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman, former Attorneys General John Mitchell and Robert Kleindienst, White House Counsel John Dean, and myriad other government officials.

So far, the Mueller investigation has indicted four former Trump advisers, 26 Russian nationals, three Russian companies, one California man, and one London-based lawyer.

That includes one, repeat, one Trump administration official: National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

So far, the only possible link to President Trump is whether he paid hush money to two hookers. Remember another president who actually had sex in the Oval Office?

With the guilt of two former allies of Trump, the media talked about impeachment on a continuing basis. By one count, CNN and MSNBC used the word more than 200 times in one day.

If impeachment happens, it will be purely political IF the Democrats take control of the House in the midterm elections.

The media have gotten so much wrong that MSNBC even gave an incorrect explanation of how impeachment works for two days in a row.

What most media magnates fail to mention is that it takes two-thirds of the U.S. Senate to convict. That means 67 senators must enforce the findings of the indictment. That’s never happened.

The constant drumbeat of comparing Watergate to the Mueller investigation is simply fake news.

UPDATE DTG: Just got an email from Christopher telling me that he put this post up on facebook and it was taken down. He put it back up there again so stay tuned.

If these guys are scared of something this mild then in my opinion it means they’ve decided to go all in on censorship


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