Watergate vs. Russiagate



I think I’m on solid ground when I say I was among the very first people to read the Washington Post’s two-inch story about the Watergate break-in back in 1972.

I was a young congressional staff assistant working on Capitol Hill then, and when I reported the story to my friends back in Laguna, they said so what?

Their “so what” turned from a trickle of news in the beginning into a flood that swept away a sitting president and his two most trusted White House advisors (among many others).

Today, as I digest the news about Paul Manafort’s indictment, I can’t help but compare his situation to those who covered up the abuses of Watergate and/or lied about President Nixon’s involvement.

The stench of Watergate smells the same today.  Dozens of people ended up going to jail in the early 1970s.  I wonder how many will suffer the same fate now?


Denny Freidenrich, Laguna Beach


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  1. The “Trump Collusion” story is all made up. Donna Brazile and others are finally exposing that the DNC and Hillary campaign, along with high level FBI people, manufactured it. The real collusion story is Hillary and Russia, selling them 20 percent of our Uranium while they paid Bill Clinton to give a talk.

    Yes, I do agree with you that heads are starting to roll. But probably not in the direction you think.


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