June 21, 2017

What the Watergate Committee Taught Me

Lowell P. Weicker – The New York Times:

In President Richard Nixon’s efforts to hide the truth of the Watergate burglary, it was paramount to stop the F.B.I. investigation. So the president enlisted the C.I.A. director and his deputy to intercede. When the F.B.I. director pushed back and the intelligence officers refused to continue the White House scheme, the cover-up began its slow unraveling.

Weicker, the sole remaining member of the Senate Watergate Committee, pens a brief comparison of the scandal of his days, and of ours.

Laws are nothing if not enforced. Those who break them must be held to account. For that we need a judge. And for a president that begins with an impeachment committee.

Do not sit idly by when such is commissioned in the days ahead. Contact your Congressmen and Senators and advocate for the truth. Your country and its Constitution demand it.

#trump #impeachment

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