Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

It was the president. But, there's no evidence the Trump campaign was involved.

Haldeman called Walters and Helms to the White House, where he said "that the bugging of the Watergate was creating a lot of noise, that the opposition was attempting to maximize this, that the FBI was investigating this and the leads might lead to some important people, and he asked Mr. Helms what the Agency connection was", Walters told a Senate committee in September 1973.

In a statement, the White House denied that Trump had made such a request to Comey.

It has been seven days of tumult for President Trump - from the firing of FBI Director James Comey, to reports that the president shared highly classified information with Russian officials.

"No one is immune to the threat of North Korea", she told reporters before emergency closed-door consultations by the U.N. Security Council on the North's weekend ballistic missile launch, which experts said demonstrated a significant technological jump with the rocket flying higher and for a longer period of time.

The problem is that Trump didn't know enough or care enough to heed good advice. What a moronic mistake by Trump, to talk about tapes.

Over the course of less than a week, the official reasoning for firing Comey evolved from "it was recommended by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions" to "it was Trump's idea from the start". Chief Justice John Roberts would preside, according to the Constitution.

But even if Trump could find a 2017 version of Baker, it wouldn't matter. Out of narcissism or insecurity, he thinks his instincts are superior to the wisdom and experience of others.

For now, the rest of the Republican wall is holding tight, which has helped Trump survive before.

But that doesn't mean a Republican revolt is coming soon. In that case, most of the Republicans on the judiciary committee opposed the articles. Some are sticking with him just until they get the tax cuts they so desire. Trump is likely to be protected by his Republican allies.

Almost two years after the break-in, on July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court told the White House to cut it out and hand over more audiotapes. President Nixon's aggressive effort to block access to the material was a powerful factor causing many Democrats and Republicans to conclude this was a president who was out of control, and who needed to be removed from office. "While we must honor our history, we will not allow the Confederacy to be put on a pedestal in the heart of New Orleans".

Watergate involved a clear crime for which those involved were indicted, tried in a jury trial or pleaded guilty to clear criminal actions.

Brendan Morrow is a Heavy contributor who covers news, politics, professional wrestling, and more. [Correction: Haldeman said this, Nixon concurred.] The conversation remained secret until Nixon was forced to release a recording on the conversation on July 24, 1974.

"I rise today, Mr. Speaker to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States", said Rep. Al Green (D) Texas on the House floor.

Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn in immediately after Nixon's departure.

In the months ahead, looking for a contemporary version of Barber Conable may be more important than finding a new Howard Baker.

This article appeared in print with the headline "A Republic, If You Can Keep It".

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