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Klobuchar compares Trump's handling of Ukraine phone call to Watergate
By Julia Manchester - 10/06/19 02:26 PM EDT

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a Democratic presidential contender, compared President Trump's handling of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Watergate, saying both instances pointed to a coverup.

"I just keep thinking about Watergate, because you had a president who was paranoid, who was facing an election, who wanted to get dirt on his political opponents," Klobuchar told host Greta Van Susteren in an interview that aired Sunday on "Full Court Press."

"Sounds exactly the same," she continued.  "In Nixon's case, they did it with a crowbar, or whatever. They broke into the DNC headquarters and got the information out of a file cabinet. Well, this time you've got a president who's looking at all corners of the world to dig up dirt through foreign powers."

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Re: Klobuchar compares Trump's handling of Ukraine phone call to Watergate
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 03:21:07 PM »
New theme from the rats
Watergate Watergate Watergate

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Re: Klobuchar compares Trump's handling of Ukraine phone call to Watergate
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 03:29:06 PM »
New theme from the rats
Watergate Watergate Watergate

Yes, a favorite parallel drawn by our must forceful Never Trumps, too.  Everybody wants to get in on the act to puff up their own status as "truth-tellers."
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Re: Klobuchar compares Trump's handling of Ukraine phone call to Watergate
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 03:33:17 PM »
   Actually Nixon was smarter when he interfered in the LBJ/Humphrey election by using a 'cut out' (Anna Chennault) to sabotage the (probable futile) Peace negotiations with North Vietnam.


When a Candidate Conspired With a Foreign Power to Win An Election


It took decades to unravel Nixon’s sabotage of Vietnam peace talks. Now, the full story can be told.

By JOHN A. FARRELL
August 06, 2017

 
John A. Farrell is the author of Richard Nixon: The Life.

Richard Nixon’s telephone calls came regularly during the 1968 campaign. And H.R. Haldeman took meticulous notes, jotting down the instructions he received from the candidate.

Sometimes Nixon needed to blow off steam: demanding that a reporter from The Washington Post or The New York Times be banned from his campaign airplane for writing an offending story. (“Times and Post off,” Haldeman recorded. “Times forever.”) One such call came at midnight, from Nixon’s co-op apartment on Fifth Avenue: Haldeman dutifully noted that the stirring score to the World War II documentary Victory at Sea, which Nixon so enjoyed, was playing on a phonograph in the background.

Other calls were steeped in intrigue. In one series of scribbles, Haldeman reported Henry Kissinger’s willingness to inform on his U.S. diplomatic colleagues, and keep Nixon updated on President Lyndon Johnson’s furious, eleventh-hour efforts to end the Vietnam War.

Haldeman, 42, was Nixon’s campaign chief of staff, a devoted political adjutant since the 1950s. In late October 1968, the two men connected on what came to be known as “the Chennault Affair.” Nixon gave Haldeman his orders: Find ways to sabotage Johnson’s plans to stage productive peace talks, so that a frustrated American electorate would turn to the Republicans as their only hope to end the war.

The gambit worked, and the Chennault Affair, named for Anna Chennault, the Republican doyenne and fundraiser who became Nixon’s back channel to the South Vietnamese government, lingered as a diplomatic and political whodunit for decades afterward.

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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/06/nixon-vietnam-candidate-conspired-with-foreign-power-win-election-215461

 
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Re: Klobuchar compares Trump's handling of Ukraine phone call to Watergate
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 03:35:39 PM »
Yes, a favorite parallel drawn by our must forceful Never Trumps, too.  Everybody wants to get in on the act to puff up their own status as "truth-tellers."

Ah yes, the usual suspect(s) have been active stating that.  Hell one even found a way to bring up a guy who said something that is relevant today: 

"In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. Freedom of speech is useless without freedom of thought. Education is being redefined at the demand of the uneducated to suit the ideas of the uneducated."
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Re: Klobuchar compares Trump's handling of Ukraine phone call to Watergate
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 03:38:34 PM »
Yes, a favorite parallel drawn by our must forceful Never Trumps, too.  Everybody wants to get in on the act to puff up their own status as "truth-tellers."

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Re: Klobuchar compares Trump's handling of Ukraine phone call to Watergate
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 03:46:55 PM »
@Cyber Liberty

The only ray of sunshine in this is the fact we are finding out who are the traitors in our ranks,as they come out to incessantly whine about how Trump should be impeached or just not re-elected. They are terrified their own little rice bowls will get overturned if he is re-elected.

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That's one of a number of potential explanations. 
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