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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 08:11 PM

Elliot Richardson did the patriotic thing with Nixon...appointed special prosecutor Cox.

How do we get a special prosecutor?

Nixon demanded Cox be fired but someone refused?

AG Richardson appointed Cox, Nixon wanted him fired, but he wasnt.

Where are we with all that and now?

If acting AG after racist Sessions recusal , whoever that is, doesnt appoint special prosecutor, it doesnt happen, right?

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Reply Elliot Richardson did the patriotic thing with Nixon...appointed special prosecutor Cox. (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 OP
longship Mar 2017 #1
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #2
Mendocino Mar 2017 #3
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #4

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 09:16 PM

1. Well, Cox was fired when Nixon wanted him fired.

But AG Elliott Richardson refused and resigned, deputy AG William Rucklehaus was fired by Nixon for refusing to fire Cox. The third in line at DOJ was solicitor general Bork -- yup, that Bork. Bork did the deed. It was called the Saturday Night Massacre. The House Judicial Committee convened within the week to discuss articles of impeachment for the first time.

That night NBC anchor John Chancellor called it a Constitutional Crisis and said, "I never thought I would be reporting such events."

Here is some of it:

I wish that there was a complete copy of this special report. I saw it live and it was stunning.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:26 PM

2. Thanks, this reminds me why you DONT want a corrupt businessperson or any

businessperson as president or even senate and house.

They are likely connected to bad people, like Putin or somebody else along the line.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:54 PM

3. The short list for special prosecutor:

Putin

Jared Kushner

Tiffany

Billy Bush

Alex Jones

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:55 PM

4. Remarkable situation we are in. All goes away tonight if we had patriots in the GOP

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