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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:04 PM

Watergate vs Trumpgate...One similarity of major importance..

...When word got out that all conversations in the White House were recorded...that is .."all conversations in 1973 when the break in happened, it seemed to me,... that was it.
.I think the fellow that reported it was Alexander Butterfield..or something like that ..(it was a while ago..you know)..........The hearings were held in 1974...

...When that was reported, and we all knew that all that would come out eventually, the die was cast...There was indeed a blank spot on a key conversation, but Nixon's secretary said she erased it by mistake...I recall that too....Of course by the time all this was being reported, the die was cast,,,,We all felt Nixon was going to be gone...

...This one, about ....."Trump doing Nothing "...feels the same to me. I would say it is not ..."if" , I think is now......"when"?

Trump did ."...NOTHING..." to protect U.S. Soldiers from a plot to kill them. Trump knew in March, this is late June...Trump claims he didn't know, but he must have been told, that is his job.."Commander in Chief"..
To think he was not told, goes beyond any kind of rational thinking...He had to be told. Trump saying that he wasn't told, is like saying today...that the..."Earth is Flat"...look out there..does not look to be round, must be ."..very flat......" ...says Donald Dump...

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Reply Watergate vs Trumpgate...One similarity of major importance.. (Original post)
Stuart G Jun 2020 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2020 #1
Under The Radar Jun 2020 #2
Stuart G Jun 2020 #3
Under The Radar Jun 2020 #5
rsdsharp Jun 2020 #4
Stuart G Jun 2020 #6

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:06 PM

1. And STILL has done nothing, KNOWS IT IS HAPPENING NOW does nothing

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:07 PM

2. Watergate vs Trumpgate Is like measuring the Boy Scouts v Airborn Rangers

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:20 PM

3. I would disagree...In 1974, this story was the biggest story of the year.

Especially that all conversations were recorded. I was there, Watergate was the biggest story of that year...and Nixon resigned...I have a newspaper in my basement that is headlined...Nixon says..."I will not resign.."

Nixon resigned a sometime later, after that quote....( I would have to go and look)....Given the context and the time & events, this is the same...Watergate took over the news, and this one aspect..."Trump did nothing" is the same..

Given the time, place, and the context...This is "THE STORY".

Watergate had been going on for over a year...

Trump's impeachment happened months ago.., and this is still going on....

We thought that it was over then, but this is in some ways worse.....It involves life and death of our solders...and Donald Dump did ....absolutely ..........NOTHING..!!!!..He says he didn't know, but we all knew he was told..That is his job as ...President of the U.S....He was told..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:30 PM

5. I didn't miss a single telecast of the watergate hearings

We had one .to and 3 channels and each channel had the hearings on.
My comparison is based upon the lawlessness and corruption between the Nixon Admin vs Trump. Trump and his attorney general accompanied by Mitch McConnell makes the most corrupt leadership in American history.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:27 PM

4. The break I happened in June 1972, before the election.

Butterfield revealed the existence of the taping system in July 1973, during the Senate hearings, in response to a question from them minority counsel, later actor an Senator, Fred Thompson.

The Saturday Night Massacre took place in October 1973 when Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archinald Cox who refused to back away from demands for certain of the tapes.

The Supreme Court ordered Nixon to turn over tapes in July 1974, and Nixon resigned in early August.

I hope you’re right, but he’s survived so many atrocities. Even if this one does take him down, it will take some time.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:36 PM

6. ..I would say..It has already taken some time..

...Maybe it will take more time..Maybe...But this feels like the final act of the show to me. Like the last scene in a movie that explains it all..Yes, I maybe be totally wrong. Thanks for your information and your comment. Those 4 paragraphs are greatly appreciated.

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