During the 1972 presidential campaign, five burglars were arrested at the scene while breaking into the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate complex in Washington DC.
In August 1972, President Richard Nixon, who was running for re-election, emphatically told reporters:
“No one in the White House staff, no one in this administration, presently employed, was involved in this very bizarre incident.”
After several years of investigations, it was finally revealed that the Watergate breaking had everything to do with the White House. Then it was discovered that Nixon had mysteriously erased 18 ½ minutes of a recording that would most likely have positively linked him to the burglars and the break-in.
In July 1974, the House Judiciary Committee passed the first of three articles of impeachment charges against Nixon, stemming around the 18 ½ minutes of erased tape recordings after having been ordered to turn over all recordings by the US Supreme Court.
The first article of impeachment charged Nixon with obstruction of justice. The second article of impeachment charged him with abuse of power. The third article of impeachment charged him with contempt of Congress.
Due to the overwhelming evidence against him, Nixon decided to resign from the presidency on August 9, 1974, turning over the White House to Vice President Gerald Ford.
Over the past couple of years, Hillary Clinton was ordered by the courts to turn over all of her emails, private and otherwise along with her personal servers. Yet, it took nearly two years for all, or most of the emails to be found, after she claimed she had erased them. Hillary then testified before Congress and lied through her teeth about her emails and Benghazi.
Nixon was charged with obstruction of justice for erasing 18 ½ minutes of a tape recording, yet Obama’s Justice Department refuses to charge Hillary with obstruction of justice for erasing over 30,000 emails and several servers.
Nixon was charged with abuse of power, yet Hillary repeatedly abused her power as Secretary of State in approving speaking events for her husband Bill and the Clinton Foundation in a number of foreign countries, some of which are of questionable relations with the US. She also abused her power by using personal email servers knowing it was against the law and posed a threat to national security.
Nixon was charged with contempt of Congress for lying about the Watergate break-in. Yet Hillary repeatedly lied to Congress about her emails and Benghazi and the Justice Department has refused to indict her for her perjury and contempt of Congress.
In 1974 Richard Nixon was driven from the presidency because of those 18 seconds of erased tape.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton may be elected president even though she erased over 30,000 emails and several servers.
Whether or not she is elected, just the fact of the failure of the Justice Department to indict Hillary on any of her many crimes demands that America gives Richard Nixon, or at least his legacy, a huge apology. What he did was minor compared to Hillary and yet no one in Washington seems to see the compelling double standard and injustice.