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Dan Rather's facebook post

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 3:50 PM
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Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my opinion, but it is cascading in intensity seemingly by the hour. And we may look back and see, in the end, that it is at least as big as Watergate. It may become the measure by which all future scandals are judged. It has all the necessary ingredients, and that is chilling.

When we look back at Watergate, we remember the end of the Nixon Presidency. It came with an avalanche, but for most of the time my fellow reporters and I were chasing down the story as it rumbled along with a low-grade intensity. We never were quite sure how much we would find out about what really happened. In the end, the truth emerged into the light, and President Nixon descended into infamy.

This Russia story started out with an avalanche and where we go from here no one really knows. Each piece of news demands new questions. We are still less than a month into the Trump Presidency, and many are asking that question made famous by Tennessee Senator Howard Baker those many years ago: "What did the President know, and when did he know it?" New reporting suggests that Mr. Trump knew for weeks. We can all remember the General Michael Flynn's speech from the Republican National Convention - "Lock her up!" in regards to Hillary Clinton. If Hillary Clinton had done one tenth of what Mr. Flynn had done, she likely would be in jail. And it isn't just Mr. Flynn, how far does this go?

The White House has no credibility on this issue. Their spigot of lies - can't we finally all agree to call them lies - long ago lost them any semblance of credibility. I would also extend that to the Republican Congress, who has excused away the Trump Administration's assertions for far too long.

We need an independent investigation. Damn the lies, full throttle forward on the truth. If a scriptwriter had approached Hollywood with what we are witnessing, he or she would probably have been told it was way too far-fetched for even a summer blockbuster. But this is not fiction. It is real and it is serious. Deadly serious. We deserve answers and those who are complicit in this scandal need to feel the full force of justice.

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12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 4:11 PM

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pdxmum
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 4:38 PM

context?

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Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 4:41 PM
It goes back to '04. When Rather used a fake National Guard report to claim Bush skipped out of the Vietnam War.

Quoting pdxmum:

context?

Quoting 12hellokitty:

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KenneMaw
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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I am all for an independent investigation, but doesn't all of this noise make it seem like it is a distraction for something else that may be going on?       We have so many issues that need attention in the US from ACA to homeless veterans to child hunger to gun violence in Chicago.   I fear those will be put on the backburner to deal with Trump's ever increasing Russian entanglements.

CraziestTexan39
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 4:57 PM
I agree with him 1000%
HelenBach
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 5:13 PM
Didn't the Simpson's predict something about trump?
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