' a very Nixonian mistake'

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    'Nixon’s guilt was in trying to pervert the course of justice by persuading the FBI to drop its investigation of the crime.

    Mistake number one, then, was to involve the White House in covering up the errors of a separate, autonomous political department. Mistake number two was that when Congress discovered that evidence about the scandal might be recorded on the White House bugging system, Nixon invoked executive privilege to protect the tapes. In both cases, it was the cover up that destroyed Tricky Dick – not the original crime.

    And, forty years later almost to the day, here we have Obama making the same mistake. '

    The Fast and Furious scandal is turning into President Obama's Watergate – Telegraph Blogs



    Works for me. Whatever it takes to remove this asshole from office.
     
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    Liberals are doing damage control right now. obama is done.
     
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    It's not over til the fat lady sings.
     
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    what break in occurred to make Obama look like Nixon?
     
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    'President Obama’s attempt to invoke executive privilege to forestall contempt-of-Congress proceedings against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. failed. Instead, the claim elevates the dispute between the administration and Capitol Hill to a new and troubling level. The operative question now is, what did the president know and when did he know it?'

    EDITORIAL: Holder's contempt and Obama's privilege - Washington Times
     
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    There is only one reason the documents aren't being given to the committee and anyone with but a few functioning brain cells knows what it is. Which I guess explains why the lefties in here are so clueless.
     
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    we''d stilllike to know who outed Plame, we would still like to know why all the judges were fired, you know all that stuff that Bush invoked executive privilidge for.
     
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    Richard Armitage outed Plame, who was not a covert agent anyway. There were no convictions on the matter. btw.
    There were no judges fired. Presidents do not have that power.
    There were attorneys general fired. They serve at the pleasure of the Presdeint of the United States.
    Bush invoked EP to protect issues from the Reno justice department from coming under unnecessary scrutiny.

    Now that you've finished deflceting, do you see how Obama invoking EP is similar to Nixon doing it?
     
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    Nobody gives a fuck what you still want to know.

    That's not the topic here.
     
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