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Trump Did What Nixon Did, but Today's GOP Won't Convict; by Harold Meyerson

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"Nixon’s aides took their boss’s commands more seriously than Trump’s took his is a difference, but not a defense. The Judiciary Committee, like its 1974 predecessor, would have to have figures like McGahn & Priebus testify before it, just as the various congressional committees of 1973–1974 heard testimony Nixon’s former AG, John Mitchell and former COS Bob Haldeman. That’s why Trump is insisting that no present or former administration officials be allowed to testify—an issue sure to be decided by the courts; today’s GOP,both its elected officials and its rank-and-file members, is a cult, cordoned off from reality by the walls it has erected against any information that doesn’t come from far-right media, which provides it not with information at all, but with propaganda as fictitious (though not as overtly murderous) as anything that the Josef Goebbels machine once churned out."

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