J.T. Smith II, executive assistant to Attorney General Elliot Richardson during the Watergate scandal, writes in this morning’s New York Times that current Attorney General William Barr must reconsider the Justice Department (DOJ) policy against indicting a sitting president.
Editor’s Note: The idea of indicting a sitting president is still a matter of debate.
The fate of Donald Trump — and the nation — may lie in the hands of his next attorney general, William Barr. Since Justice Department policy prohibits indictment of a sitting president on criminal charges, the only way for Trump to be forced from office is impeachment.
The parallels between Watergate and the Russia scandal are growing as Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, is getting advice from the man who brought down Nixon, John Dean.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) took Rudy Giuliani's Watergate comparison and turned it around to make the point that what Trump has potentially done is bigger and worse than Watergate.
In August of 1974, on the day that Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency, the Republican National Committee wrote a check to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to settle a million dollar lawsuit.
The fact that Mike Pence is now lawyering up suggests that, while he has largely flown under the radar with respect to the Russia scandal, he may have reason to worry after all.
"When a White House leans on the FBI, they’re in a cover-up mode," John Dean said regarding the way the Trump administration is trying to lean on the FBI.
"What we have seen throughout the campaign is pathological disdain for the truth, a kind of lie, and ease with lying, that we have not seen before."
"You have to take all of this incredibly seriously. We are the oldest political party and we are under constant attack from Russia and/or maybe others."
What's more contagious than Ebola with absolutely no cure? As we head into next week's election, Fox "News" has been stricken with a near-fatal form of Obama Derangement Syndrome. Worse: Quarantines won't work against it -- unless you switch off your tee vee.
Republicans are convinced that it makes perfect sense that the wholesale slaughter of 9/11 made Bush a hero but because of four dead, Obama should be impeached.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is high on his party's delusions about using their debunked Benghazi conspiracy theories to bring down Hillary Clinton, the front runner for 2016.