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.
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.
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