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Reply #63: I did not say that the only evidence against Nixon came from the impeachment hearings [View All]

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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-19-07 12:53 PM
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63. I did not say that the only evidence against Nixon came from the impeachment hearings
Yes, much of the evidence came from the Senate Hearings. So what?

So, you're saying that people can easily understand a break-in, but they can't easily understand lying to Congress about reasons for going to war? Or illegally spying on American citizens, against U.S. law and our Constitution? And they can't understand violations of the Geneva Conventions? Or, is it that those crimes are considered less important than a break-in?

Nixon was on tape discussing his crime. Does that negate the fact that the evidence of Bush/Cheney crimes is overwhelming? Is being caught on tape the only kind of evidence allowed in a court of law?

Yes, the Senate was divided then along partisan lines. There were hardly any Republicans at first who came out against Nixon. But when the evidence began to accumulate, especially with the presenting of the tapes, Republicans coming out against Nixon were like an avalanche. Essentially, they were forced to acknowledge the evidence. There would have been at least 34 GOP Senators coming out against him.
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