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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:51 PM

75. No, I don't feel the same. Because Mark Felt was entirely different

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He wasn't a Nixon political appointee who believed in the things he was doing but thought the fact that he seemed to be mentally ill was compromising his ability to carry out his agenda. He didn't write a book as "Anonymous." He was a career official who saw the president and his henchmen engaging in specific illegal acts and, knowing that the law enforcement agency he worked for was being compromised, made himself known to two investigative journalists (three, if you count Ben Bradlee) who were digging into the scandal and he helped and guided them in uncovering the truth by providing them very specific leads and information. Watergate would never have been exposed had it not been for Felt.

Now, if it turns out that Anonymous has been working closely with Robert Mueller or the House committees or the US Attorney or with any journalists who are actually exposing specific acts of wrongdoing - not just feeding juicy information like "Trump yells and screams in meetings and we all think he's crazy but won't say it out loud"- I may change my mind. But right now, I'm not impressed.

Mark Felt and Anonymous are nothing alike.

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