Another day, another
This time the scandal comes from disgraced former congressman
At this point, Clinton has trumped former President
Even before the most recent scandals, Clinton's campaign had an eerie resemblance to the Nixon playbook.
Compare the election of 2016 to the election of 1972. The favored Nixon re-election juggernaut (dubbed CREEP, or the "
The Watergate tapes later revealed an entirely cynical Nixon campaign team and a hard-nosed
In that regard, the Clinton campaign under chairman
The WikiLeaks/Podesta email trove reveals that Hillary's consultants have no moral compass. They lampoon Latinos as "needy." Catholics are written off as being stuck in medieval times. Aides bartered with plutocrats for Secretary of State Clinton's face time on the basis of cash donations. A primary debate question was tipped off by
The nickname "Tricky Dick" referred to Nixon's perceived anything-goes campaign style and his "flexibility" on issues. CREEP's "plumbers" staged break-ins to look for leaked information. Petty activists supposedly tried to disrupt rallies for Nixon's 1972 opponent,
The anti-communist and free-marketer Nixon turned out to be a wheeler-dealer who had no problem wooing communist
Most loyal aides who served Nixon ended up disgraced, jailed or humiliated. Does anyone think that Podesta,
We know that Nixon lied about what he had known about the cover-up of the Watergate break-in. And now we know from the WikiLeaks email dumps and the FBI investigation that Clinton likewise has never told the truth about her email server, the
Nixon professed that he never knew the sordid details of his campaign's dirty tricks. Clinton has resorted to the same defense with regard to the shady activities of the now-disgraced subordinates who resigned after being caught trying to disrupt Trump rallies. Stonewalling was a Nixon specialty. Clinton told FBI investigators 27 times that she could not remember key details about the email scandal.
A Democratic operative from a political action committee bragged on tape that Clinton herself liked the operative's idea of having protestors decked out in
Abedin wrote in an email to Podesta and Clinton aide
A Clinton family advisor described shakedown efforts to reap millions of dollars for former President
There remains, however, one disconnect.
Nixon covered up misdeeds long enough to be re-elected in a 1972 landslide -- only later to resign before his looming impeachment, when even his administration flunkies could no longer mask his past misdeeds.
Would an elected President
This time around, there is not the same sort of investigative reporting that there was in 1973-1974. Much of the media is backing, rather than investigating, Clinton.
Does the death of independent journalism ensure that Clinton's hubris will never earn a Nixonian comeuppance -- or at least not until after the election?