Obama and his administration's high crimes and misdemeanors would put Nixon's to shame.<quoted text>Your comparison to Nixon , Haldeman, and Dean discussing executive privilege as equated to 'taking the fifth' as a way of stonewalling Congress is a false one. No one at the IRS in today's targeting of conservatives issue are 'taking the fifth ' to avoid talking to the Congress . "Cassette Number / Minutes: E - 12 Segment 1 (45 minutes)| Adobe Acrobat PDFTranscript | Listen
Conversation Number: 422-33
Location: Old Executive Office Building Office
Exhibit Number: Exhibit 16 U.S. v. John N. Mitchell, et al.
Topics discussed include Executive Privilege; testimony of White House staff in open hearings; conduct of Senate Watergate hearings; Dean asked to report on White House staff involvement in Watergate, Segretti dirty tricks; PR aspects of release of report; Senate Committee use of executive session for staff testimony; Chapin testimony as a test of Executive Privilege; PR problem of invoking Executive Privilege; Dean's role as counsel; Grand Jury subpoenas; "modified limited hangout": everything short of public session testimony; the issue of ex-employees; Executive Privilege equated to invoking the Fifth Amendment; President: "stonewall it" if necessary for containment; White House contacts with the Committee.
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Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2013
A Crisis of Authority
This will be a scandal like Watergate if it turns out that the IRS was acting under orders from Barack Obama or Valerie Jarrett. If the White House's conduct turns out to be unimpeachable, then it is something far worse: a sign that the government itself has become a threat to the Constitution.
You should read the entire article. It explains how the left came to feel entitled to rule with the "grandiose" Barack Obama being the personification of that attitude.
And why we now have a crisis of authority.