Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Watergate v. Clinton's Server: Media Switches Sides

Jonathan Turley is a distinguished law professor at George Washington University, D.C.  Turley is clearly distressed at the immunity the Justice Department awarded key potential witnesses in the Hillary Clinton affair:
Of all of the individuals who would warrant immunity, most would view [Cheryl] Mills as the very last on any list. If one assumes that there may have been criminal conduct, it is equivalent to immunizing H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman in the investigation of Watergate. Mills appears repeatedly at critical moments as one of the most senior figures making decisions or monitoring events, including being informed as Clinton chief of staff of the search for emails by the State Department in response to a Freedom of Information demand in 2012 (three years before the disclosure of Clinton’s use of a private email server).
What do we know about Clinton's separate email server, and the related destruction of over 30,000 emails?  We know that after Watergate had forced Richard Nixon out of the White House, Nixon said failure to destroy the secret tapes of his private White House conversations was his "biggest mistake."

Clinton knows all about Watergate.  She was Democratic staff on the House Judiciary Committee's investigation of Watergate.  So it's no surprise that Clinton was determined to block her Watergate-type downfall by destroying any possible records of her crimes, and by making sure her aides and underlings won't be forced to testify against her.

In spite of his failure to destroy tapes, "obstruction of justice" is the crime that brought down Nixon.  Why is Clinton getting away with destroying evidence?  Answer: the media.

Our nation enshrined "freedom of the press" in the Constitution to be a check on abusive governmental power.  Press freedom worked as it should in Watergate.  The media, along with our independent judiciary and an executive branch special prosecutor, took down Nixon.

This time it's so different.  The media no longer operates as an independent check on executive overreach.  Today's media works hand in glove with the executive breach to keep progressives in the White House, helping them run America on behalf of our ruling elite.  Thus we live with weak investigations of Hillary's crimes, along with strong efforts to protect her stonewalling of the truth.

Fortunately, the mainstream media is no longer the force it once was, and at least some truth is reaching the people who still remain sovereign.


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