View Full Version : Nixon didn't want a Special Prosecutor appointed, either

11-29-2016, 01:41 PM
OK . . . there was a pronoun missing in the title . . .
Richard Milhous didn't want (his) Special Prosecutor appointed, either
The point is and the relevance postin' in a soon-to-be passť 2016 Presidential Election thread is more or less that
the AG appoints a special prosecutor under Congress' approval.

As I understand, Nixon didn't authorize or appoint any Special Prosecutor (albeit against him). . .
Washington Post reporters were getting leads from an FBI informant or sometin', right - Deep Throat.(?)

Finally, under public/media hounds pressure the Attorney General Elliot Richardson . . .
( and probably a yuuge nudge to do something/anything from then-Solicitor General (and constitutional genius) Robert Bork)
Nixon's AG named a Special Prosecutor against of all people the seated President of the United States !

However, that former Solicitor General Archibald Cox as the Justice Department’s special prosecutor for Watergate was rejected
by Congress - and Leon Jaworski gets appointed as Special Prosecutor by Congress.

We have to see who Trump nominates and Congress confirms as Attorney General - and when that AG finds a nonpartisan non-elite
Special Prosecutor for Hillary Rodham Clinton that Congress approves . . .

Hillary was "focused" all night on September 11, 2012 . . . (?)