WaterGate to BenghaziGate.. 40 years later..

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    In July 1973, as evidence mounted against the president's staff, including testimony provided by former staff members in an investigation conducted by the Senate Watergate Committee, it was revealed that President Nixon had a tape-recording system in his offices and he had recorded many conversations.[3][4] Recordings from these tapes implicated the president, revealing he had attempted to cover up the break-in.[2][5] After a protracted series of bitter court battles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the president had to hand over the tapes to government investigators; he ultimately complied.

    Facing near-certain impeachment in the House of Representatives and a strong possibility of a conviction in the Senate, Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974.[6][7] His successor, Gerald Ford, then issued a pardon to Nixon.

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    Biggest difference??? 4 people murdered in BenghaziGate!
     
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    How long till the "executive privilege" card gets played and we never hear another word about the sacrifice of American lives for an election?
     
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    Presidential lies and corruption are officially no longer a concern with half of the American public and certainly, the media.

    Things have changed.
     
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    Nixon had to leave about a year and a half into his second term, which was a landslide election too.

    It's possible the same could happen to Obama. Do the Republicans have the guts to go after him? Are there any news outlets that will continue to hammer this story now that the election is over?
     

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