Watergate/Trumpgate (Part 5) – Corrosive Justice Department Alliances

What is it about Attorneys General that drives some of them to the dark side of presidential scandals? During Watergate, it was President Nixon’s first-term A.G., John Mitchell, who got wrapped up in the dirty dealings and wound up doing time. Mitchell had stepped down five months before Nixon’s re-election in 1972, to play a […]

Watergate/Trumpgate (Part 4) – Insulting (and Interfering with) America’s Intelligence

Once again, echoes of Watergate rumble through Trumpland amid a flurry of conflicting ALTERNATIVE FACTS. Just as Richard Nixon sought to shut down the Watergate investigation 45 years ago, Donald Trump seems just as coverup-minded in his own scandal-plagued administration. Trump’s latest Twitter tirade, flung out overnight, is yet another slam on America’s intelligence community. […]

Ever wonder how to handle a lyin’ liar? Just watch.

How to Handle a Lyin’ Liar Alternative facts are flying fast and furious these days. Since Donald Trump came on the political scene, he and his people have made lying an art form. Now that he’s in the White House, distortions, half-truths and all-out lies are a fact of life, especially for a news media […]

Nixon/Trump: Facing the Nation or Meeting the Press ALTERNATIVE FACTS fly (Part 3 in series)

Facing the Nation/Meeting the Press: The presidential campaigns of Richard Nixon in 1972 and Donald Trump in 2016 ended in victories for both. But troubling questions persisted as both men began their terms. For Nixon, the Watergate scandal continued to dominate the nation’s headlines as new disclosures on the June 17, 1972, break-in at the […]