I am not a crook–RMN
If Nixon goes free, no one should be found guilty of anything–prospective juror to Detroit Recorder’s Court judge shortly after Nixon resigned.
The Watergate scandal followed the arrest of burglars at the Democratic National Committee office in 1972. Subsequently, President Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment; 48 government officials were found guilty, including:
- John N. Mitchell, Attorney General, later Director of “Committee to Re-elect the President”
- Richard Kleindienst, Attorney General
- Jeb Stuart Magruder, Deputy Director of “Committee to Re-elect the President”
- Frederick C. LaRue, Adviser to John Mitchell
- H. R. Haldeman, Chief of Staff for Nixon
- John Ehrlichman, Counsel to Nixon
- Egil Krogh, aide to John Ehrlichman
- John W. Dean III, counsel to Nixon
- Dwight L. Chapin, deputy assistant to Nixon
- Maurice Stans, Finance Chairman of “Committee to Re-elect the President”
- Herbert W. Kalmbach, personal attorney to Nixon
- Charles W. Colson, special counsel to Nixon,
- Herbert L. Porter, aide to the “Committee to Re-elect the President”
- G. Gordon Liddy, Special Investigations Group
- E. Howard Hunt, security consultant
President Nixon left Washington; Vice President Gerald Ford became President. Ford, who had been appointed VP by Nixon, later pardoned Nixon for his crimes. I understand why Nixon was pardoned, but the pardon left the impression that justice was not done–Nixon escaped conviction and possible punishment while 48 of his associates did not.
I have the same feeling today–in face of repeated lies, conviction of his associates, and multiple charges of wrongdoing, the “Summary of the Mueller Report” by Attorney General Barr, whom Trump appointed as AG, allows President Trump to claim vindication while scandal still rages, while his associates are convicted and punished.