That of course if Woodward and Bernstein weren’t in the hunt for their Pulitzer Prize. (Source)
At the time it was considered good honest journalism, getting a story while not waiting for fake news to come rolling across the wire for them to elaborate.
I have no problems with Woodward and Bernstein.
Richard Nixon was, of course, paranoid or he would not have signed off on the burglary at The Watergate Hotel.
He resigned to save the country from going through the trauma and side show later inflicted upon America by the faux impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton.
Clinton was found guilty in the House of Representatives but not guilty by the United States Senate controlled by the Democrats.
THE NY POST
By Monica Crowley
Foreign Policy Advisor for President Nixon 1990-94
Some have been positive and striking: The scrappy Republican fighter who outmaneuvers all competitors with a savvy appeal to the forgotten “great silent majority,” including disaffected Democrats, thereby creating a new popular movement.
The political self-made man who bypasses the elites, enraging them.
The iconoclast with a vision that matched the moment.
Other common threads have been less flattering: The man sensitive to attacks, real and perceived.
The burgeoning investigations. A high-profile firing.
The appointment of a special counsel.
Top aides in the crosshairs. A braying media. A suggestion of White House tapes. Impeachment chatter.
Of course, Nixon and Trump are different men in different eras and circumstances, and any historical analogy only goes so far.
The current Russia investigation is not Watergate. Watergate had provable crimes, while thus far, there has been no evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing by Trump or his team.
But Nixon’s experience should serve as a cautionary tale for his successor.
Nixon’s enemies were legion, as are Trump’s, and for largely the same reason.
Nixon promised to realign the existing order by changing the way theforeign and domestic policy was conceived and executed. Four decades later, Trump promised to smash an irretrievably corrupt system and replace it with an America First populism.
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