On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested at 2:30am for attempting to break into the Democratic National Committee’s offices in the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. They were attempting to plant bugs in the DNC offices.
The investigation soon led to the White House and then President Richard Nixon. In the investigation, it is discovered that Nixon had been secretly recording meetings in the Oval Office, but in July 1973 he ordered the voice recording system in the White House to be disconnected. Then it’s later learned that 18 ½ minutes of recording between Nixon and others was mysteriously erased. Nixon continued to disavow any knowledge of the break in and tell the nation:
“I’m not a crook.”
On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approves the first of three articles of impeachment against Nixon, charging him with obstruction of justice.
On August 8, 1974, Richard Millhouse Nixon became the first and only president in US history to resign, which also made Gerald Ford the first person to hold the offices of vice-president and president without being elected to either office.
One of the two reporters who broke the story of the Watergate scandal was Bob Woodward of the Washington Post. He has been following Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and recently said that it reminds him of Nixon, his recording of the Oval Office meetings and the Watergate scandal that ended Nixon’s political career.
Appearing on the Morning Joe program, Woodward stated:
“Follow the trail here. There are all these emails. Well, they were sent to someone or someone sent them to her, so if things have been erased here, there’s a way to go back to who originated these emails or who received them from Hillary Clinton.”
“It, in a way, reminds me of the Nixon tapes. Thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his. … Hillary Clinton initially took that position: ‘I’m not turning this over, there’s gonna be no cooperation.’ Now they’re cooperating. This has to go on a long, long time, and the answers are probably not going to be pretty.”
Now, former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano adds that he believes that charges will be filed against Hillary Clinton over her email scandal.
Reports not long ago identified 2 of her personal emails that contained classified material, but that number has now grown to more than 300 emails and counting. In making this assessment, Napolitano points out how Hillary’s story has changed:
“Her first argument was, ‘there are no classified materials.’ Then, she changed it to, ‘I didn’t send or receive anything that was marked classified.'”
One of the emails in question contained satellite photos of Yemen. Napolitano says it would be difficult for Hillary to take the stand in a court and explain why this was not classified information that was sent/received via her personal email server.
Clinton and other Democrats have claimed that the entire email scandal is nothing more than a political attack mounted by Republicans but Napolitano doesn’t think so, saying that the federal prosecutors and FBI investigators looking at Hillary’s emails are the ‘highest and best in the Justice Department.’ He also said that he believes that James Comey, Director of the FBI will not remain silent if Obama tries to prevent Hillary from being prosecuted like he has for other members of his staff and himself.
“It’s absolutely apolitical. It’s impervious to political consequences.”
The question is when charges might be filed against Clinton. Napolitano predicts it will be about five to six months before the charges are filed.
Perhaps the most shocking and upsetting thing that Napolitano said is that if Hillary is elected president that she would have the legal power and authority to pardon herself. If that’s true, then perhaps that’s the same power that makes Obama so bold and daring to commit all of his high crimes against the US Constitution, federal law and the American people.
We can only hope that the charges are filed soon and that the evidence is enough to convince millions of Americans that she’s not fit to be president. It would be best if she’s not elected so as to avoid any chance of her pardoning herself.