Watergate Scandal

Watergate's Carl Bernstein On Buzzfeed: It's Trump Who Has Been Lying All Along

"We have a president of the United States who lies .... serially, routinely, compulsively such as never has happened in our modern history," he said.

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Directing Cohen To Lie Is Worse Than Watergate

Ryan Goodman: “What makes the Cohen lies even worse—and yes, far worse than Watergate—is that it exposed any U.S. officials who were involved in orchestrating his false testimony to blackmail by Russia. As Barbara McQuade, former U.S....
Related topics: Russia

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4 Ways To Make Sure We Find Out What's In Robert Mueller's Russia Report: Watergate Lawyer

Watergate, the Pentagon Papers and Mueller's court filings show how we can minimize the likelihood of censorship and distortion of his Russia report.        
Related topics: Russia, Pentagon, Censorship

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Benghazi: Scandal 'far Bigger Than Watergate' Still Haunts Clinton – Analyst

The recent ruling by US District Judge Royce C. Lamberth may become a breakthrough in the 5-year long Clinton email scandal, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik, asking how it happened that the Obama administration, the CIA and FBI had...
Related topics: Benghazi, Libya, Barack Obama, CIA, FBI

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Impeachment: An Argument

In the March 1976 issue of The Atlantic, Elliot Richardson, the former attorney general, made a silver-lining argument about the then-recent constitutional crisis:Beyond its own sordid confines, Watergate has been redemptive—a disguised stroke of...

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Nancy Pelosi Might Have Just Blown Up The State Of The Union. And That’s Ok.

In 1974, the Watergate investigation was blowing up around the White House, and Congress looked well on its way to impeaching President Richard Nixon. But on January 30 it all came to a standstill as Nixon walked into the Capitol, stood before...
Related topics: Nancy Pelosi, White House

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William Barr And Why Democrats Shouldn’t Expect This Era To Be Anything Like Watergate

David Rohde writes about the confirmation hearings before the Senate of Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, William Barr.
Related topics: Senate, Donald Trump

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Ag Nominee Barr Says He Won’t Remove Mueller: Didn’t Work Out So Well During Watergate…

AG nominee William Barr said several times during today’s Senate hearing he would not interfere with Robert Mueller‘s work. At one point, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) asked him about his views on the special counsel and how much he would...
Related topics: Senate

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For Hollywood, ‘vice’ Is Remarkably Astute About Politics

Adam McKay’s movie may be flawed, but it’s still must-see for his depiction of how Cheney amassed power by exploiting Watergate, an inexperienced president and 9/11, writes James DiEugenio. By James DiEugenio  Special to Consortium News  In...

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For Hollywood, ‘vice’ Remarkably Astute About Politics

Adam McKay’s movie may be flawed, but it’s still must-see for his depiction of how Cheney amassed power by exploiting Watergate, an inexperienced president and 9/11, writes James DiEugenio. By James DiEugenio  Special to Consortium News  In...

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Former Watergate Prosecutor Lists What Congress Can ‘get Out Of’ Michael Cohen

It was announced Thursday that Michael Cohen, the president’s former attorney and “fixer,” will testify in an open session of Congress. The decision by Cohen likely comes from a man with vengeance for his former client, who has...

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Congress Aims To Control Presidents' Emergency Powers

Post Watergate, Congress passed a law aimed at greater oversight of presidential emergency power. Trump would face procedural hurdles if he tries to invoke a national emergency to erect a border wall.

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Cheers, Tears, And History: The New Democratic House Is Sworn In

The House of Representatives is officially under new management. The 116th Congress was seated on Thursday, two months after Democrats flipped 40 House seats in the midterms — the most for the party in a single election since Watergate. The...

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Watergate Was The World’s First Hashtag

Excerpted from The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture by Brian Dear. Out now from Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Trump Impeachment Now ‘inescapable’ According To Watergate Journalist

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Watch: Watergate Prosecutor Explains How Trump’s ‘isolation’ Is Similar To Final Days Of...

President Donald Trump’s increasing isolation is reminiscent of the period preceding President Richard Nixon’s 1974 resignation, former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman explained on MSNBC’s “All In” with Chris Hayes....
Related topics: Donald Trump, MSNBC

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Watergate Revisited: A Footnote

(Scott Johnson) Last month I took a look back at the Watergate scandal in “Watergate revisited.” I am afraid we will have more occasions to chew on the subject in the coming year. At the moment, I want only to add this footnote. The...

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Michael Cohen And The Phony-tough

(Paul Mirengoff) 45 years ago, in the wake of Watergate, Stewart Alsop wrote a brilliant column in which he distinguished between the crazy-brave and the phony-tough. Alsop was addressing the question of how reasonably intelligent people in...

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America’s Next Howard Baker Is More Likely To Come From Fox News Than The Nation’s Capital

The legal problems currently facing President Donald Trump are unlike any other White House controversy we’ve seen before. Because the closest analogy would be the Watergate break-in and cover-up that eventually led to President Richard...
Related topics: Donald Trump, White House

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Watergate Journo Bernstein: ‘for The First Time In His Life’ Trump ‘is Cornered’ Due To...

If anyone knows the warning signs of a presidential implosion, it’s Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, and the legendary reporter has an ominous assessment of recent developments in Donald Trump’s embattled presidency. On Sunday...
Related topics: Donald Trump

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