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The Watergate Cover-Up
Trial: Justice Denied?

Atlantic, by Geoff Shepard

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/11/2013 5:40:09 AM

Foul deeds will rise, though all the earth o´erwhelm them, to men´s eyes. -- William Shakespeare, Hamlet Watergate remains the greatest political scandal in modern American history. It culminated not only in President Nixon’s announcement of his resignation, 39 years ago Thursday, but in the conviction and imprisonment of his three most senior aides. (Snip)It turns out that the notion that “no man is above the law” somehow didn’t apply to judges or prosecutors involved in the cover-up trial. Documents I have uncovered indicate that the efforts to punish the wrongdoings of Watergate led to further wrongdoing

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyVet, 8/11/2013 6:22:56 AM     (No. 9468245)

Interesting how the records of the unethical ex parte meetings were deleted by all the other participants and never mentioned in their "tell all" books.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 8/11/2013 6:29:22 AM     (No. 9468248)

Watergate lost its status as the worst presidential crime ever with the election of one Barry Soetoro. Likewise, Jimmy Carter lost his position as Worst President Ever.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sinic, 8/11/2013 6:31:27 AM     (No. 9468250)

Funny how all these Watergate related stories come out of the woodwork when a Democrat administration shows itself to be 10 times worse than Nixon ever was. It was OVER 40 YEARS AGO!! But they can´t "Just Move On"...errr, rather they don´t WANT to. The Democrats and their loyal mainstream media assistants put this lipstick on every Democrat pig that comes along. I´d bet that most people under 40 don´t even know who Nixon was.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: krause, 8/11/2013 6:34:51 AM     (No. 9468255)

Is she calling Hairy a liar?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/11/2013 7:12:10 AM     (No. 9468291)

No wonder libtard politicians are doing everything they can to stop investigating Barry´s scandals. They´re all afraid those Nixon prosecutorial/judge tactics will be invoked on them. Scum.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 8/11/2013 7:39:10 AM     (No. 9468330)

When such things are said as "Watergate has lost its status as the worse pesidential" I wonder whether you commentators have read the entire long article. Justice denied? No question. Nixon and his men were railroaded. I knew it at the time. I could not know of course the details of how Sirica and Jaworski worked together or about all the secret meetings where the convictions were plott5ed.

The media whipped up hatred against Nixon and every friend he ever had. Reading the newspapers, the whole country was ignorant of what was really happening and believed the worst. I was the only person in a fifty person office who was not fooled or frightened into agreeing that Watergate was the crime of the century. The lawyers in my office were Jewish. The memory was still fresh of the persecution of the Jews in Germany. Some of our lawyers were very vocal about their hatred for Haldeman and Ehrichmann. Because they were of German descent these lawyers thought of them as Nazis.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fleetusa, 8/11/2013 7:50:38 AM     (No. 9468355)

We might hear the truth about the current "phony scandals" some time 30 years from now as well.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Muguy, 8/11/2013 8:48:11 AM     (No. 9468439)

I can recall when Watergate was a "Constitutional Crisis" and that the press was rabidly concerned with getting all the facts out--

Now we have a lap dog press who couldn´t care less about getting the truth or facts out and are only puppets in a agenda of socialism.

The wide majority of them are co-conspirators in the REAL scandal called the election of this now re-elected phony marxist dictator and who obfuscate or flat out non-report stories because they do not wish to lose popularity.

RMN was accused of misusing the power of government which Barky surely has done by allowing the IRS to be used to attack certain individuals. Bubba certainly used it as a political threat against his accusers.

So isn´t in interesting that a few ex-FBI and intel people got caught on the second break-in and the press covered it like Trayvon or OJ. That is when the press patted itself on the back for being the "watchdog of the people". Ha!

The REAL scandal is all of the scandals that go on without investigative reporting today--so many that there is little way they can all be covered and they serve as cover for all the other scandals while the "rule of law" is further weakened....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/11/2013 10:08:44 AM     (No. 9468554)

And if there was a special prosecutor heading a (Fill-in-the-blank) Special Prosecution Force and an unsympathetic "hanging judge" under the current circumstances, we´d all be cheering, wouldn´t we?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/11/2013 10:36:40 AM     (No. 9468592)

One thing not mentioned here was the participation of Hillary Clinton. She was among the lawyer who wanted to deny Nixon legal representation if he had been brought to trial.

Watergate had it´s very bad moments, yes, but for pure corruption and scandal at its worst, Watergate has nothing on what is going on right now with the IRS, NSA, etc.

Watergate never killed anyone did it? Unlike Benghazi. #2 is correct. The notion that the media was eagerly covering things back then is dispelled by reading the SwiftBoat book written by Mr. O´Neill. Cronkite was responsible for the turning a win into a loss for our guys in VietNam with his deliberate lies. Of course, we did not have the means to double check him until now.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: web, 8/11/2013 11:05:33 AM     (No. 9468636)

Watergate was only so serious because Nixon was president, and the left hated him. The crimes uncovered were probably business-as-usual for Washington. As we have seen with the Clintons and Obama, it all just depends on what the media focus on. The Clintons committed more serious crimes almost every other week, and have been thoroughly corrupt since their days in Little Rock. Obama is... who knows? Nobody knows who or what the heck he is, and media is not interested in finding out. Muslim, gay, communist, foreign-born, fraud, opportunist, affirmative-action hire?

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