What Did the President Know? And When Did He Know It?

In the now distant days of the Watergate scandal, then President Richard Nixon found himself in the crosshairs of congressional investigators and a Special Prosecutor. The query driving media hounds and establishment politicians was … What did the President know, and when did he know it? Only upon answering that did investigators in the government and the news media find time to rest.

Americans are going to hear, in coming days, of a more recent abuse of power, occurring at high levels of government, including the FBI and U.S. Justice Department. We are likely to learn that such abuses involved coordinated, highly inappropriate and most likely illegal efforts by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials to spy on and subvert Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, his transition to power once elected, and his fledgling administration as it struggled to get its bearings. Such revelations — suspected for some time and on the verge of confirmation pending the release of a memorandum now with the U.S. Congress — portend national embarrassment and political corruption on a scale unprecedented and unparalleled.

Among other things, we are likely to learn not only that Donald Trump was a target, but that Hillary Clinton was an intended beneficiary of massive abuses of governmental power. Mrs. Clinton’s shenanigans, if brought fully to light, could make Richard Nixon, the left’s poster-boy for presidential corruption, look like a neophyte.

Moreover, the trail of corruption being unearthed may go beyond our law enforcement and intelligence communities, to constitute collusion of such magnitude that, indeed, one cannot imagine it occurring without a then sitting President having known of it. And if he knew of it, did he not condone it? This could lead to the very top, to the Oval Office of Barack Obama and the unavoidable query … What did the President know, and when did he know it?

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The Insanity of the Clinton Campaign — An Update

Have we see anything more politically insane, more downright delusional, than Hillary Clinton’s current campaign for the presidency? In answering that, we might wish to imagine the political landscape of 1976 (our nation’s bicentennial). The Watergate scandal had drawn to a close, Americans had generally gotten past the jolt of President Gerald Ford pardoning former President Richard Nixon for any Watergate-related crimes he may or may not have committed. People were focused on the upcoming presidential election.

Imagine further that Richard Nixon, despite all his political baggage, decided to throw his hat in the ring and once more run for president (having served less than two years of his second term, before resigning amid scandal, he’d have been eligible). Imagine still further that nearly half of all Republicans said they didn’t trust Mr. Nixon, yet a majority said they’d vote for him anyway. And not only that, Nixon’s candidacy had unflinching support from the three broadcast networks (in 1976 there were only ABCNBC and CBS) and from much of the nation’s media and cultural elite. As insane as all of this may sound, it’s comparable to modern-day liberals and their delusional ‘Hillary for President’ routine.

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The Insanity of the Clinton Campaign

Have we seen anything more politically insane, more downright delusional, than Hillary Clinton’s current campaign for the presidency? In answering that, we might wish to climb into our handy-dandy time machine (you know, the one we keep in storage, just in case) and take ourselves back forty years to 1975. The Watergate scandal has drawn to a close, Americans have generally gotten past the jolt of President Gerald Ford pardoning former President Richard Nixon for any Watergate-related crimes he may or may not have committed, and folks are beginning to focus on the next year’s presidential election.

Imagine further that Richard Nixon, despite all his political baggage, decides to throw his hat in the ring and once more run for president (having served less than two years of his second term, before resigning from office, he’d be eligible). Imagine still further that nearly half of all Republicans say they don’t trust Mr. Nixon, yet 76% of them say they’ll vote for him anyway. And not only that, Nixon’s candidacy has unflinching support from the three broadcast networks (in 1975 there were only ABC, NBC and CBS), and the rest of the nation’s media and cultural elite. As insane as all of this may sound, it’s comparable to modern-day liberals and their delusional ‘Hillary for President’ routine.

Mrs. Clinton’s concealment and later destruction of subpoenaed State Department emails was, after all, an apparent obstruction of justice. Not only does that constitute a crime, a felony in fact, it’s a crime that Nixon himself didn’t have the gumption to commit. Indeed, what might the reaction have been if Mr. Nixon had destroyed his Watergate tapes, after Congress had subpoenaed them? Would the Republican Party and the nation’s media and cultural elite have touted the man as an ideal president?

Not bloody likely.

Hillary Clinton has erased her State Department emails. In other words, she burned the tapes. Should this not be thoroughly investigated – by the FBI perhaps – before Mrs. Clinton gets too far along in her second campaign for the White House? Might the Democrat party and liberal elites put their enthusiasm for her on hold, at least until we’ve been assured she’s not a felon?

And then there is the Clinton Foundation, with ever more obvious conflicts of interest, and perhaps more criminal activity. In other words, more insanity … stay tuned folks