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As Calls Grow to Impeach Trump, Former Nixon Counsel John Dean Sees “Echoes of Watergate

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“The Forty-Year War on Money in Politics: Watergate, FECA, and the Future of Campaign Finance Reform”

Tony Gaughan has posted this draft on SSRN (Ohio State Law Journal).  Here is the abstract: This article examines the 40 year history of the post-Watergate campaign finance reforms. Since Watergate, federal campaign finance law has been based on a … Continue reading ?

Donald Trump Impeachment: Nixon Counsel Sees ‘Echoes Of Watergate’ In Trump

Donald Trump could be headed for impeachment, with the former counsel to President Richard Nixon saying he sees “echoes of Watergate” in Trump’s quickly expanding Russia scandal. In an appearance this week, former Nixon counsel JohnShow More Summary

Rachel Maddow Frames Trump-Russia-FBI Story with the Watergate Cover-Up: WATCH

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rachel Maddow began her piece on  last night’s damning report from CNN that the Trump administration sought help from the FBI to squash reports that Trump officials had communications with Russia during the 2016 campaign by framing it against the Nix… Read The post Rachel Maddow Frames Trump-Russia-FBI Story with the Watergate Cover-Up: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Watergate prosecutor: Trump knowledge of Russian election hacking would be an impeachable ‘criminal act’

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean and Watergate prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste on Monday spoke with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about the parallels between Watergate and the 2016 Russian hacking scandal. Dean discussed the “interesting parallels” between the Russian break-in and Watergate,...

President Trump is not President Nixon. Here’s why.

John Dean, Former Nixon Lawyer, and Richard Ben-Veniste, former Watergate Counsel, debate the comparisons between Nixon’s Watergate scandal and Trump’s...

8 Luxury Hotels Where Major Political Scandals Went Down

From Watergate to Citizenfour, these luxury hotels played host to major political scandals… Robin Cherry

Carl Bernstein’s silly anti-Trump rant

(Paul Mirengoff) Four and half decades after Watergate, Carl Bernstein is still living off of his reporting on that scandal. Bernstein may have been a capable reporter in the 1970s, but his latest rant against President Trump suggests that he is well past his sell-by date. Show More Summary

Trump-Russia scandal: Like Watergate and Iran-Contra—only worse

It took Richard Nixon more than two years to own up to the Watergate scandal. Facing impeachment, he resigned, and top aides spent time in jail. Ronald Reagan’s administration traded arms to Iran for the release of a few American hostages...Show More Summary

Dictatorship, Nixonian: McCain Among Critics Saying Trump's Gone Too Far With Press War

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein says the president's attacks on the media are 'more treacherous than Richard Nixon's attacks on the press.'

Carl Bernstein: Trump’s ‘Presidential Lying’ Makes Him the ‘Most Dangerous Enemy of the People’

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Veteran journalist and Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein hammered President Trump this morning for saying that the political media is the "enemy of the American people."

Trump can't come clean on Russia, because the cover-up is all that keeps him in office

It may not have originated with Watergate, but the saying “the cover-up is worse than the crime” certainly got a boost from that affair. Nixon’s convoluted efforts to hide his connection to the break-ins served only to fan the flames...Show More Summary

The "Master Manipulator" Of The Watergate Coverup Is Feeling Déjà Vu

Former Nixon counsel John Dean, who went to jail, is troubled by Trump's Russia scandal but doesn't think it will lead to impeachment. Former Nixon counsel John Dean, who went to jail, is troubled by Trump's Russia scandal but doesn't think it will lead to impeachment. Show More Summary

‘Worse than Watergate

Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather has a really bad feeling about the Flynn scandal. While this appeared on his Facebook page Tuesday, it appears even more timely after the full week of jaw-dropping revelations: Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating [...]

Flynn denied to FBI he talked sanctions with Russia

It’s looking worse than Watergate already: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United...Show More Summary

Remember Nixon? There's history behind Trump's press attacks

Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as "polluted vehicles" of falsehood and error. Richard Nixon tangled with reporters in the toxic atmosphere of Watergate, considering them the "enemy." Bill Clinton publicly … Click to Continue »

Dan Rather Says Donald Trump’s Russia Scandal Could Rival Watergate

Dan Rather has been working as a journalist since 1950 and has seen many different political events unfold, and in his opinion Donald Trump’s scandal with Russia may very well end up rivaling Richard Nixon’s Watergate. Dan Rather drew...Show More Summary

Did President Nixon Say Watergate Details Were ‘Illegally’ Leaked by Deep Throat?

last weekHumor / odd : Snopes

A meme hinting at parallels between President Donald Trump and the Watergate scandal was based on a quote that does not appear to be real.

Cartoon: Sin like Flynn

Sin like Flynn by Clay Jones What did the president know and when did he know it? That was an often repeated question during the Watergate crisis. With the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, that is one of many questions being asked, except by most Republicans. Flynn talked to the Russian ambassador during [...]Show More Summary

The Trump Presidency: Four Weeks Down, 412 to Go?

The media think they’ve found their Watergate, and it only took them three weeks to get there. The truth may be something altogether different.

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