Watergate prosecutors had evidence that operatives for then-President Richard Nixon planned an assault on anti-war demonstrators in 1972, including potentially physically attacking Vietnam whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, according to a never-before-published memo obtained by NBC News. The document, an 18-page 1973 investigative memorandum from the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, sheds new light on how prosecutors were investigating attempts at domestic political violence by Nixon aides, an extremely serious charge. NBC News is publishing the memo, and an accompanying memo about an interview prosecutors conducted with GOP operative Roger Stone, as part of special coverage for the 45th anniversary of the Watergate
Anti-war demonstrators were tearing down college campuses like they were condemned buildings in Detroit. "Violence" against them was in the form of water cannon and tear gas. Nobody advocated shooting them but the four people shot at Kent State by panicked National Guardsmen certainly put a stop to it. Snowflakes can´t handle it when you hit back.
Notice how NBC has to tell its readers this is "an extremely serious charge" just in case readers don´t see it that way. And how odd to have "45th Anniversary" special coverage of Watergate. I can´t recall 45 years being a typical choice to celebrate an anniversary and with "special" coverage no less.... These people cannot get over Watergate, and oh my, they are praying for another one.
Latest game on the Left: memos, memos, who´s got the memos. Funny how memos of all kinds are suddenly popping up everywhere; some appearing so conveniently when they they were never written before. I´m talking to you, Comey.
Wait - wasn´t NBC (No Bigger Clowns) the same network that hired Chelsea? 600K for a few poorly reviewed interviews? Despite never having attended journalism school or otherwise having worked in the field? In total she worked on 14 stories and brought home 25K for each minute of airtime.
"Quick people, we´ve got to scrape up something to make it look like those eeeeeevil Rethugs started the political violence! Can´t let the nation have a second of self-reflection on whether Our Party has taken Bill´s politics of personal destruction to the next level!"
In fact, this isn´t new news -- it was known 45 years ago, and not taken very seriously. Silly gossip between Charles Colson and others included setting a fire at the Brookings Institute. It was all lightheaded bulls--t which no one, including participants in the conversations, took seriously.
As other commenters have noticed, this stale "news" is intended, associatively, to smear Trump and his advisers as potentially violent "just like Nixon."
I wouldn´t use the WAPO as housebreaking material for a new dog.
Nixon resigned ffrom the presidency 45 years ago. He´s been dead for many years. For God sake, you ´Rats, give up on all your hatred. My wish is for all of your true haters lose your seats in the Senate and House. You don´t deserve to be there. Are you listening Nancy and Chuck?
They can keep beating this dead horse for decades, but can´t seem to find any evidence of leftist violence. Apparently, "attempts at domestic political violence by Nixon aides, an extremely serious charge" is a horrible thing, but all the domestic political violence stirred up by Obama, Hitlery and others on the left is acceptable.
#37 is right. A lot of preposterous bs (meaning brain-storming) was bandied about by Nixon and his aides, who somehow had the crazy idea they could speak candidly in a White House setting.
Many ideas were floated that were not meant seriously. Everyone knew this at the time.
That said, I´m skeptical NBC has anything real. Most likely NBC´s zealous leftists are taking a few words out of context and hyping them to the max. Isn´t this the network that faked the gas tank explosions?
CNN reported Monday that Hillary Clinton’s pastor Rev. Bill Shillady of the United Methodist Church plagiarized the work of another minister in part of his book "Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton." Clinton wrote the foreward to the book and is featured on the cover. CNN initially published a portion of the book which was a November 9th email Shillady had sent to Clinton with the title, "Sunday is Coming." Rev. Matthew Deuel, an executive director of Mission Point Community Church in Winona Lake, Indiana, contacted CNN pointing out similarities to a blog post he
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After months of criticism that GoDaddy was providing a platform for hate speech, the Web hosting company announced late Sunday that it will no longer house the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that promotes white supremacist and white nationalist ideas. GoDaddy said in a tweet that Daily Stormer had been told it had 24 hours to move its website domain to another provider because it had “violated” the Web host’s “terms of service.”
The crimes of Jack the Ripper make up one of the most famous unsolved murder cases of all time. Now, nearly 130 years after those gruesome murders cast a shadow over London, researchers believe they’ve uncovered the identity of their perpetrator. As the Telegraph reports, the claim is based on evidence from a diary that belonged to a Liverpool cotton salesman named James Maybrick in the late 19th century. In the diary, Maybrick describes killing six women—five in London’s East End where the Ripper´s historic murders occurred and one in Manchester. He signed the 9000-word volume: "I give my name that
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I pray this is a joke. If it is satire, The Onion should ask for permission to reprint immediately. President Trump delivered an address to law enforcement last Friday, which triggered some progressive snowflakes because he joked about our police roughing up MS-13 gang members. It was a joke. If you can’t catch on when Trump is joking and when he’s not, I don’t know what to tell you. They’re often rather self-evident that he’s not actually hoping police are overly physical with detained suspects, but let’s move on to this part of this Washington Post op-ed about the matter. The
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Dear John: You recently criticized the FBI for its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. I am a retired FBI agent and extremely proud of my career and service. I feel compelled to write. Former FBI Director James Comey’s statements, testimony and behavior are truly abhorrent. Comey admitted under oath before Congress that the bureau did not utilize a federal grand jury in the Hillary e-mail investigation. Furthermore, he testified that in his experience, when dealing with attorneys, you can obtain information easier and faster than via a federal grand jury. Never, I repeat never, in my 25-year career have I or any FBI agent
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