Tag: Watergate Affair

In Commuting Stone’s Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Was Not Willing

WASHINGTON — President Trump has said he learned lessons from President Richard M. Nixon’s fall from grace, but in using the power of his office to keep his friend and adviser Roger J. Stone Jr. out of prison he has now crossed a line that even Mr. Nixon in the depths of Watergate dared not […]

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Donald Trump Is No Richard Nixon

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on student protesters, killing four. The 50th anniversary of the Kent State massacre passed with little notice in a nation preoccupied with Covid-19 — but now, suddenly, echoes of the Nixon era are everywhere. And Donald Trump seems to be deliberately invoking Nixon’s legacy, tweeting […]

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Terry Lenzner, Sleuth With a Wide-Ranging Career, Dies at 80

Terry F. Lenzner, a bulldog investigator with a Harvard pedigree whose career took him from pursuing civil rights violators in the South through the Watergate hearings and decades of sometimes controversial private investigations, died on Thursday in Washington. He was 80. His daughter, Emily Lenzner, confirmed the death, saying he had pneumonia, leukemia and dementia. […]

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On Roger Stone, Trump and Barr Are Out of Control

The resignation of a Justice Department prosecutor over the sentencing of Roger Stone is a major event. The prosecutor, Jonathan Kravis, apparently concluded that he could not, in good conscience, remain in his post if the department leadership appeared to buckle under White House pressure to abandon a sentencing recommendation in the case of Mr. […]

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Bernie Sanders, Front-Runner

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. He won the New Hampshire primary last night, after virtually tying with Pete Buttigieg in Iowa last week. In some ways, Sanders looks like a strong front-runner. […]

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John Bolton’s Account Upends Trump’s Denials, but Will It Upend Trump?

WASHINGTON — In another time, in another Washington, this might be the moment that changed the trajectory of the presidency. A former national security adviser confirms that the president, despite his denials, conditioned security aid to a war-torn ally on its cooperation against his domestic rivals, the issue at the heart of his ongoing impeachment […]

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Scandalize! Minimize! Repeat as Necessary

If you tuned in to Fox News to watch the opening arguments of the impeachment trial on Wednesday night, you were out of luck. Oh, the trial was still technically being broadcast on the network, but it had been reduced to a muted box on the side of the screen, while Sean Hannity assured viewers, […]

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