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Fresh update on "nixon" discussed on Morning Edition
"Fact that Bob Dole was elected to the House of Representatives the same year as John F. Kennedy was elected president And he went on for example in 1995 to be one of the most important factors of the feed of Bill Clinton's health insurance plan And then run for president in 1996 You realize that in a sense the last four decades of the 20th century were pop dual territory Those legislative career spanned more than 30 years and he figured in most of the great legislative battles of his era but his congressional record was more successful than his electoral career He remains the only person to be nominated for both president and vice president without attaining either office Along the way he developed a reputation as a tough partisan a hatchet man serving in that role first for president Richard Nixon in the 1960s and later as president Gerald Ford's running mate in 1976 Here he is in the vice presidential debate of that year talking about World War I World War II Korea and Vietnam All.
Ken Blackwell Shares How to Restore Voter Integrity
"Let's focus on how we can best address some of the issues regarding voter integrity of what happened in 2020. I still think we need to fix 2020 and the sense of fix what went wrong in 2020 from the mail in ballots to the signature verification issues. What is the status of the election integrity fight? What is going well and where do we need to dedicate some more work? Before we in fact prescribe a fix, we have to get a deeper understanding of what went wrong. So let me just say it to you this way. In 2020, we had the perfect storm for chaos and confusion. If you go back a hundred years in 1918, we had the Spanish flu, the 1929 we had major economic disruption in 1968. We had valid across the country and our major cities and in 1974, we had the impeachment process associated with Richard Nixon in 2020, we had all of those things. And the Democrats have never missed an opportunity of chaos to advance an agenda. So what they did in 2020 was that they under the guise of relaxing because of COVID, they did away with a lot of the verification policies and practices that helped us understand their voters or who they claim to be. They also loosened the chain of custody of ballots. So as we approach, as we approach 2021, we, in fact, have to fix those things. We have to tighten the chain of custody. And that means that we can't fall victim of mass unsolicited mail in ballots. We can't allow private dollars like Zuckerberg put in play in 2020 in with a half a $1 billion in selected and targeted areas that discriminated against some voters because it allowed voter valid curing by some and not by others. And so we have to go in and we have to fix those things and we have to rebuild voter confidence in the
Mixon runs for career-high 165 yards, Bengals crush Steelers
"The Bengals have swept their season series with the Steelers for the first time since twenty oh nine winning forty one ten behind Joe Mixon Joe burrow and a strong defense Nixon rushed for a career high one hundred sixty five yards and two touchdowns burrow threw for a touchdown and scrambled for another as the seven four Bengals dropped the Steelers to five five in one coming down the stretch I think we really hit our stride so we gotta keep having great great great weeks of practice and I think we have the guys that are are excited about we're wrapping not satisfied Cincinnati scored on its first four drives and former Steeler Mike Hilton returned to Ben Roethlisberger pass for a twenty four yard touchdown late in the first half Roethlisberger was picked off twice and sacked twice finishing with two hundred sixty three yards I'm Dave Ferrie
Update on the latest sports
"AP sports I'm guessing Coolbaugh Georgia continues to top the latest CFP rankings but there's a new number two and number four Ohio state has moved ahead of Alabama for second with Cincinnati holding the other semi final slot in Michigan sitting just outside the picture in fifth the Bulldogs and bear cats are the only unbeaten teams in the rankings here Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell it is what it is I think we've kind of said that from the get go and it doesn't really matter until the very end of the season in other college football news Penn state coach James Franklin has agreed to a new ten year contract that will guarantee him at least seventy five million through two thousand thirty one in NFL news the Titans cut former all pro running back Adrian Peterson after just three games the giants have fired offense of coordinator Jason Garrett also in New York a person with direct knowledge of the situation says number two overall pick Zach Wilson will return as the jets starting quarterback Sunday against the Texans in college basketball number one Gonzaga handled number two UCLA AP correspondent Dave Ferrie reports Andrew name hard scored twenty four points in top ranking zagra improved to six and by whipping number two UCLA eighty three sixty three to capture the empire classic hi Amy how Cass tried to keep the Bruins it finishing with nineteen points before UCLA fell to five in one it was the first meeting between the two teams since their epic battle in the final four last spring in NBA news warriors star Klay Thompson practiced at full speed on Tuesday on the court the Knicks were able to regroup after squandering a twenty five point lead against the short handed Lakers a manual quickly nailed four three pointers in the final period to bail out the Nixon A. one oh six one hundred victory we need a room ready to you know make that second push so we just you know want to withstand an act in the NHL the lightning have eleven points in their last twelve games after blanking the flyers for nothing Zach Bogosian scored for the first time in sixty three games and Corey Perry snapped a thirty seven game goal drought guessing Coolbaugh AP sports
Geoff Shepard Questions Accuracy of Watergate in Latest Book
"Finally this stuff starts coming out And what do you learn about the road map What do you learn about the prosecutor's office of the judges What do you learn as you're going through this Well the short summary is Nixon was driven from office by a secret cabal of vindictive judges and partisan prosecutors and cooperating health staff but what really happened is that the four top prosecutors took their records with them when they left office So the national archives is supposed to have all the files but they didn't have them And they grabbed they only surfaced within the last 8 years a four cashes of documents from four of the top prosecutors and then I got the road map on field The road map for your listeners education was the secret grand jury testimony that the prosecutors said nailed Nixon proved he was personally involved in the cover up but since it was grand jury evidence it was conveyed to the House impeachment committee to House judiciary committee in secret and we never saw it We never knew what they were accusing Nixon of having done So we were we were boxing in the dark I got to have them sealed in 2018 It had been secret for 45 years and that's what the book is about The book says look look at what they did Look at what they said in secret They couldn't prove it Mark they made up
ZOA's David Schoen Addresses Pending Suit Against Steve Bannon
"Well I mean you've got it all in a nutshell What you just said let me be clear from the beginning since we've got a pending case here I don't generally address pending cases But I am addressing this case because I think I have an obligation to respond because the attorney general Garland saw fit to issue a press release on Friday after mister Bannon was indicted And in it he said that the charges against mister Bannon reflected department of justices steadfast commitment to pursuing equal justice under the law I can't think of much that's further from the truth than that This is in no way the pursuit of equal justice under law to put it in perspective by the way for people since 2008 have been referred for criminal contempt And that's what mister Bennet is charged with criminal contempt to the Justice Department Not one of them was ever charged with criminal contempt Lois learner Eric holder Harriet Myers Josh Bolton all across the board politically This is what we're seeing today from the Biden administration from this Congress is the politicization of the criminal process for a vindictive reasons And what they did in those other cases and three of the four is they had a dispute over whether the document should be turned over And so they initiated a civil enforcement action to get a judge to decide whether they should be turned over That's all mister Bennett asked for here From a president Trump invoked executive privilege mister Bannon's lawyer received a letter directing him not to appear and not to turn over any documents because privilege has been invoked His lawyer advised him to honor that mister Ben wanted to honor that for the former president because it clearly does apply former president We know from the case Nixon versus general service administration a former president Ken invoked privilege and it's very important privilege in the mazars case The court said this is a privilege of the highest sanctity executive privilege Why Because the president of the United States has to be able to speak freely to advisers even if they're no longer on the staff We often call that president often calls on former advisers because their wealth of knowledge they knew something then They know something now and they're kept in
So Carl Bernstein Thinks Questioning an Election Is an Insurrection?
"Now with this in mind I would like you to listen to first let's say mister producer first let's go to cut 6 This is Carl Bernstein Who a Watergate fame and yet he was the junior partner who did almost nothing I think a Woodward did most of the work And even he didn't have to work that hard It was the deputy FBI director leaking all the information to them Because he wanted to be the director and he wanted to knock out the people that Nixon wanted Wow imagine that Cut 6 go Let's look at what's happening here We are talking about a conspiracy like no other in the history of the United States to undermine an election Bull crap What do you think Al Gore was doing in 2000 To undermine an election What do you think the Florida Supreme Court was doing to undermine an election What do you think the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was doing in this last election The undermine the election What do you think Mark Elias was doing with all this hundreds of millions of dark money to change the election rules and one important state after another That's not an insurrection What do you think Russia collusion was You big fact slob When you are pushing it when the constipated news network you're working exactly the right place When they were pushing and all the media were pushing it What do you think about that Was that an insurrection or the effort now by the Democrats and only the Democrats To change our government they change our economic system to attack private property rights They have an unconstitutional wealth tax to have open borders and violation of federal immigration laws What do you call that genius
"nixon" Discussed on Hysteria
"This group called the IDC, which were these 8 democratic state senators elected as Democrats who had been turned by the Republican leadership, and also, frankly, by the governor, although he never admits it. And incentivized to caucus with Republicans and give the Republicans control of the state Senate so that all of this stuff was unable to pass. And in some cases unable to even be brought up for a vote. And so 8 people who were all women and or people of color ran against these 8 IDC and 6 of them got in. And so the entire makeup of the New York State Senate changed so that now the Democrats were in the leadership and Andrea Stewart cousins was then the top dog there. And so while this legislation started to pass, and then the governor, either he had to veto it and show his true colors, or he had to sign off on it. And then very shortly after that, we then got a veto proof majority. Right. So I think it was really important our campaign to show all of the things that we could have in this two to one democratic state, if we only tried, but then also the governor didn't have a Republican led Senate to hide behind and it's so interesting too because had you not been challenging him his fire would have been trained on them, right? But you were kind of the one taking all the incoming, so they were actually able to have campaigns that could get traction without the Cuomo folks being too too involved. Yeah, I just also want to say, I feel like an exciting thing that's happening in the progressive movement is we are starting to run as teams in tandem with each other, whether it's the working families party, slaves, or the democratic socialists of America, slate. And, you know, so many progressive people have just been elected to the New York City council when progressives who are really talking about these meat and potatoes issues that move the ball forward, don't just run singly, but say, you like me, I'm like that one. And like that one, like that one, and we're a team and vote for us and support us and donate to us. It is and the lesson here too is that you can have a huge impact even if you don't win. That is so much in a way about what your candidate sees about. You move the needle in New York State, even though you didn't win, and we have so many policies now as someone who lives in upstate New York that I see daily because of your run. And so so grateful to you, Cynthia Nixon. And you know, I was one of your people political people are tough, but I was one of your biggest supporters during the campaign. I couldn't get enough work. I even I even wrote an op-ed for the upstate New York papers. And in it, I was like, I know I could face retribution for this, hoping that then they couldn't do anything. My husband was like, they're going to raise our taxes, 'cause if you're damn op-ed. So I just want to say thank you for running and thank you for being an example to people that even if it's an uphill battle, it doesn't mean that you still can't make change,.
Virginia Is Proof Why Americans Don't Want CRT
"You. Let me ask congressman Gallagher to put on your PhD hadn't be doctor Gallagher for a moment and consider whether or not an Elaine luria understands why critical race theory is such a toxic issue. And respond if you will to the charge, it's not, I heard that on TV last night and I listened to about 5 seconds of TV. We were doing the Nixon seminar. We'll come to that in a second. And I heard a very respected commentator. It's like the Democrat trope. It's not hot in the Virginia schools. That misses the point, there is no curriculum marked CRT, but they're closing Thomas Jefferson high school to merit admissions on the basis of equity. That's CRT. Yeah, and then it's just empirically true that there is a an explosion of diversity equity and inclusion programs. Within a variety of government institutions, including the military, secretary Austin, his first week on the job, created certain positions with that in mind order to 60 day stand down in order to address extremism in the ranks, even though no one at The Pentagon can define extremism. And so it is not a made up issue. It's a real issue. I hear about it every single day in northeast Wisconsin. And I think it's bound up in this broader woke ethos that the modern Democratic Party is pushing so much of what we hear from the Democratic Party is based entirely on intersectional identity politics. And I think what we saw in Virginia is that Americans views. I mean, just average Americans, center left center right in Democrats Republicans, their views on race are normal. They don't conform to the radical intersectional identity politics stuff, the Democrats are pushing. People want to get along, they don't like racial essentializing. They really don't like it in the classroom, and they don't think the cops and the society writ large are racist. I think that's obvious from what we saw in Virginia and as for swing district Democrats, if they were inclined to think that this was just a fake issue before, I think the results in Virginia should tell them that the American people don't want CRT, they don't want the cottage industry of DEI commentators, and it's so far out of step with the mainstream that it's turning off a lot of independent voters.
Bill Gertz: Diplomacy in the Name of Appeasement Is Still Appeasement
"Universal is this in terms of the establishment understanding of china. The private sector's understanding of china. And way did it begin. Was it really kissinger. And nixon saying we have to open towards china. Can you give us the general following this for decades. Where did the rot big in. Yes this this process has been ongoing It's the reflection of the internal debate within the us government Specifically involving the climate change fanatics led by former secretary of state john kerry and the more realist policy makers Led by the china's are at the white house. kurt campbell. In the beginning of the biden administration the policy was very close to some of the trump administration's policies As i wrote in my column recently at the united nations joe biden made clear that he's reverting back to the appeasement policies they call it. diplomacy oriented but diplomacy in the name of appeasement is still appeasement. And that's what we're beginning to see. There's some welcome of this new policy on wall street which again has been seeking to do business in china for many years under the idea that if we just trade and do business with this communist state that it would have a modifying influence. It's been another failure. A lot of the wall street executives wanna go to that the banks however many of the us and international banks are recognizing that it's time to pull back from china. That things are going south very quickly there.
Nixon Foundation Honors Gov. Pete Wilson
"I'm up with very little sleep this morning because we had a blast. Last night i came out to california with the fetching. Mrs hewitt so that we could celebrate with three hundred of his closest friends and staff family. Admirers donors supported governor. Pete wilson's career. Originally we had scheduled this at the nixon foundation at the nixon library. And your belinda. For the thirtieth anniversary of. Pete wilson governor of california in nineteen ninety-one and of course the virus got away to postpone it to april and then we postpone it until last night which was serendipitous from the perspective of the fetchy. Mrs hewitt i as we met for the first time on the same time i met. Pete wilson for the first time. That a pete wilson fundraiser at mission bay hosted by the san diego young republicans in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. What behind the ears. Ohio kid thinking no. This is a pretty good place. Look at all these cute girls in that went over there. And pete wilson was working the crowd the only campaign out at ten. He went ten eleven and the one that he lost was the one that i won. Because he had an event which. I met the fetchy mrs hewitt but we worked with bob wide. His longtime chief of staff and the room was full and rocking yesterday. Great reception the governor was there. Mrs wilson wilson is a star people who live in washington. Dc new gail from people's time in the senate remember peak is a marine yearly. But we be leftover that he's a marine enlisted became. An officer is older brother. Let him there as listed managed that you know break. You're on if you joined the marines. And pete did anyway right out of jail after that law school after that. Advance work for a young richard nixon running for california governor in nineteen sixty two. That didn't work out. Well for president nixon but eventually it did for the country and for president nixon pete went and became an assemblyman then. He became the mayor of san diego for twelve years. Then it became the united states. Senator for eight years and then he became the governor of california for your great governor is a great senator largely responsible along with dan. Quayle and ronald reagan for the passage of star wars sti which many credit with the collapse of the soviet union. Finally governor wilson was just in federal. He doesn't change that age. He's the same guy and there is a tribute videos. Very funny thing. They can either be terrible or great. This was great
Bob Woodward Busy Promoting 'Peril,' Should Be Covering Clinton Lawyer's Charges
"Talking about the biggest story that should be wall to wall coverage on every network tonight should be in the front page of every newspaper And that is the indictment of one of the top warriors with a Quentin campaign and when it's clearly a conspiracy to commit one of the biggest frauds in the history of this country Certainly when it comes to politics You know I go back to Watergate and those two guys that were riders that we've now turned into like gods of journalism Guys Woodward where the hell is that guy right now Seriously Why isn't he doing his job talking about this Why isn't Woodward an American investigative journalist started working for The Washington Post right Guy that helped bring down Nixon Why isn't he telling the truth on this story You know what he's doing today 8 hours ago Yahoo News headline Bob Woodward weren't warned Donald Trump wants to be president again for one worrying reason Let's land The president Bob Woodward thinks he knows that what Donald Trump wants to do if he wins the presidency again On Tuesday's MSNBC morning Joe Woodward and fellow Washington Post journalist Robert Costa spoke about the reporting that went into their newly released book peril The book details the final months of the Trump administration lifts the lid on many of the expletive laden rants and attempts over turn the 2020 election results
Top General Feared Trump Would Launch Nuclear War, Woodward Book Reports
"The least interventionist president in modern history vats who donald trump is and. They expect you to believe that he was just about to press the button and the birds new china year right so this is the trouble with the story. We have this absolute hack of a pathetic. Individual would has been trying to clamber back in relevance for forty years. Although he's a credit and he was really the junior partner in the The deep throat story that brought down. Nixon then we have mealy who has established a fact pattern of being a scumbag is being a political actor in uniform. We'll see which which off the aspects of this story holds water but we've got to analyze it right now because that's why we're here. That's why we do live radio and we're going to do it with Very good buddy jennifer. Who sent me the video. It's out there the whole town hall if you couldn't make it to l. a. Watch it two hours without bodies. Dennis prager mark levin. Charlie kirk and larry elder. Let's posted right now and it's putting it on twitter and facebook feeds told to us john. Let's let's leave the recall. Let's let them vote on photocopy pass. Whatever they take those suitcases about it from under the table this story. Is there any way to glad this for the biden regime. I ju-. I just stayed first of all. I want to say that. You and charlie kirk dennis prager mark levin at were all on fire on sunday at town hall. Twenty twenty one. So if you don't get a chance if you haven't seen it janice we're like whoa to my friend. You guys were i mean just nailing it and it was so much fun to share a stage with you that being said. No there's no way to wiggle out of this. But the democrats control everything in the media is controlled by the democrats and so maybe they will wiggle out of it. But have you wondered. We've heard so much during the trump administration about deep state leaks about all of these people these sources within the intelligence community. I don't think we have to look very far. They're sitting right in front of
"nixon" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Nixon? I do You have Rajveer coming on. Yes, I do. I'm very jealous Rod is a is a brilliant guy about your your your search engine. Dennis. If people go to it and and put in Mary Poppins, will they get the clip of you playing a chimney sweep in Mary Poppins when you're in junior high? Ladies and gentlemen, I bring out things in Hugh Hewitt that no one on earth disclosure. That's all. I want you to know that Hugh Hewitt announced once that I had given up cigars and had taken up Uh, what was the candy bar? There was a certain candy bar. You said I took up your kit Kat guy, and I'm happy KitKat So as a gigantic box of kit cats awaiting me to speech in Philadelphia. Which is still not been eaten, but Uh, anyway, Richard Nixon. So here's my Here's. Here's my issue with regard to Richard Nixon that I'd love you to respond to. Outside of anti communism, which I do believe he really was an anti communist to his credit. Would you characterize him as Liberal conservative or a mixed bag. Machiavellian. I can. He's a strategist to political strategist who only wanted to be in the office in order to rearrange the world so that it would increase the chances of the United States enduring And I believe had a 1960. I believe that 1968 he ran without Much of a domestic agenda except array around himself. Really smart people like Daniel Patrick Moraine, Ohio and George Schultz to bring a Kissinger in who worked for Rockefeller. To staff the smartest people everywhere and let them do their stuff, but mostly To get us out of Vietnam, three establish a relationship with China in order to play the China card against Russia. To support as he did Israel, the young people or wars and everything that can fly saved Israel and when he signed a domestic law like title nine, we just celebrated the 50th anniversary of title nine. We will next year 50 anniversary next year. To all of his environmental legislation, which is the most accomplished environmental president to segregating the schools for Supreme Court justices. All that stuff was secondary to he had a strategic vision for the world. And I would hope it would be the strategic vision for every Republican or Democrat, which is to be A Machiavellian about the world and making America survive it, so it's kind of the way Israeli prime ministers have got to be that they're surrounded by enemy. The United States has enemies everywhere in the world, and you've got to really keep your eye on the ball. He's sort of the opposite of Biden. The genius who got everything right in international affairs. As opposed to a bubble or who gets everything wrong. And surround himself with brilliant people, as opposed to third Raiders. There is so much about Nixon. Most people don't know That's why I love the Prager University video. You made me do it in five minutes, and May I make a pitch tenants for Dennis Berry. I get done as a hard time, but he has a legacy no other radio host will ever have or journalists. Which is Prager University will last for 100. Years and people will continue to contribute to it. And people ought to write you a check right now. Tax deductible. He did not ask me to say this. I say it whenever I can. Send him $500,000 a million dollars. They have built an engine of excellence for young Americans, so they are not brainwashed by the collapsing school system. We find all around us. And it will endure 100 years. How's that, Dennis? Now do I get to see the Mary Poppins video? I must say I'm very moved. To be honest. This came out of this came out of nowhere as it were. Uh, thank you for it. And Uh, I hope you're right. And I think you're right. And I thank you for for this Well, the library. I run a Nixon library. Will people come in and they have to drive to it and they learn stuff that they don't know about Nixon. We have done more with two Prager university videos. To educate people about Nixon and I have done in 30 years with the library Mornin to preserve video. Millions of views that I've done in 30 years. How is that possible? You did it. I don't know. I think Alan did it. Yes, Susan did it is what? I'm going to put it down. Not going to couple that you too much, but I'm going to say it's an amazing thing. Well, it means a great deal. I have. I have a challenging question for you. You wrote a book, and I've always have you on when you write a book, even when you don't write a book, but, uh, you wrote a book. If it isn't close, they can cheat. Right? Do you still hold that view? Yep, It's not close. They can't cheat. I do. I'm afraid of new technologies arising that are incipient. I'm not yet deployed but are coming. Where? Because I talked to experts about this. Some of them live in California were offshore entities will be able to manipulate our systems. And so we have to continually refine our systems and break them down and decide to get them. So that's why did why did we stop having paper ballots that you marked? Uh, why is that not the safest system? It is the safest system. We were confused by the idea that it would be easier and more fun to, uh, count ballots quickly and never works. That way. We have paper ballots and we send them out. We have got to go to the Israeli system done this and you probably know this..
Biden Turns From Afghanistan to Domestic Agenda
"I am joined by byron york at the washington examiner and fox news. Good morning byron. How are you good morning you doing. Well thanks The lead story for me today has also the lead story in the wall street journal. The headline is biden seeks to shift focus to domestic issues after afghanistan. Exit white house plans to spend september pushing for passage of the president's agenda as he faces falling poll numbers. I personally believe that. Most americans know about the thousands of american citizens l. p. r.'s and sib holders abandoning afghanistan that they don't quite know the details but they're intently concerned with it and that it's an iceberg issue that the president is mishandling by treating it as something that will be forgotten. David drucker disagrees with me. Brian rosen wall. Very much disagrees with me. That americans are paying attention. What does byron york thing. Well i think that american's feelings about us citizens being left behind ghanistan. I think those feelings are essentially folded in to the poll. Numbers that you're seeing Biden's approval rating for his handling the situation afghanistan which are in the twenties. I mean those are nixon and watergate. Poll numbers So i do think that americans are aware of that now. A couple of things about biden changing the subject. Of course he wants to change the subject answer as well A lot of the pr. The question is what will allow the press. Go along with it if you look at politico's playbook this morning and we just tiny tiny little mention of afghanistan Much more on the biden Agenda on the other hand i was. I didn't hear the first half hour of your program Did you read. Senator blumenthal's tweets. Today did not. I tweeted the story out that he is outraged. He's a democrat but go ahead and tell people about it. Well Senator blumenthal Yesterday afternoon Posted a threat on twitter. My staff and i have worked night and day to secure the safe passage of two planes waiting in mazari sharif to take american citizens at risk afghan allies and their families to safety. My office join forces in this humanitarian mission with an incredible coalition of advocates ngos former servicemen and journalists to try to evacuate our fellow citizens in afghan allies by the way ngos former service members and journalists. Anybody missing from that list. Department and pentagon. Yeah exactly so anyway. He goes on And so this is as you point out a democratic senator which may be necessary to give this issue enough credibility for some members of the press to pay attention
Who is K.T. McFarland, Trump's Former Deputy National Security Advisor?
"We have so much to discuss with regards to the disasters occurring in central asia in the last two weeks. But let's start by those who may have just accidentally happened on this channel. Found us on rumble. Downloaded this podcast. Tell them a little bit about who. Kt mcfarland is when she started to get involved in national security issues. And then you'll climb to the heights of power in the white house under the trump administration starting in nineteen seventy. I was a freshman in college at george washington university and got partial scholarship and had to pay the rest of my way through school. So i got a part time typing job in the west wing of the white house and the white house situation room. Working for guy wasn't very well known at the time by the name of henry kissinger and he was richard nixon's national security advisor. So i started working part time in the nighttime typing pool for henry kissinger In the west wing and then worked in the nixon administration. The ford administration went to graduate school during the carter administration went to oxford university and then. Mit where i studied and taught nuclear weapons Then joined the reagan administration when we won the cold war Was part of the pentagon team Did one help win. The cold war got the pentagon's highest civilian award for that service. And then i retired. We'd want our cold war. My war was one done. And so i married. Had five. kids was living the good life in new york and long island and then september eleventh happened and it convinced me to get back into government because i had such a pretty extensive experience. I point so. I did And i ran for the. Us senate against hillary clinton the organ lost. Predictably but i did Get back involved in a lot of issues. And then he came. The fox news national security analysts for over a decade until i joined the trump administration Which i did at the beginning and so here. I am out of the trump administration of back on talking to import. People like you about issues. I care deeply about what your national security
Sen. Cotton Responds to News of Saudi Arabia and Iran Military Coalition
"The Jerusalem Post this is breaking Saudi Arabia has signed some kind of joint military cooperation agreement, which with Russia And Iran and Russia. Uh, are are going to be involved soon in a, uh Joint military exercises, and this is just the beginning. I think I even think in our own hemisphere south of the border of some of these Communist regime stick around when some of the others I think we're going to see this spread. So much of what we've done under both parties over more than half a century. Um, to establish our Our strength. Has just thought that it's so much of it is just melted away. I'd be curious of your of your opinion. I'm afraid you're right, Mark. You know what's happening now It's just a continuation of what happened in the Obama Biden there now that it's the Biden era, Russia had been a peripheral player in Middle East if a player at all since 1973 when Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger help eject them from Middle East, and Obama basically invited invited him back in after the Syrian Red Line fiasco when he refused to enforce his own red line. And now you've got countries like Saudi Arabia, longstanding partner of the United States, who see what's happened with Joe Biden's bug out in Afghanistan were abandoning not just Afghans who helped us but even our own citizens, and they think they need to start cutting side deals to protect their own interests. You know, some people compared what's happened over the last week in Afghanistan. Having decided on in 1975. And remember what happened. Saigon in 1975 small foretaste of what Lay ahead, Laos and Cambodia fell almost immediately. You had the horrors of Paul Pot, then become a rouge. Cuba is sending shock troops all over the All over Latin America and Africa as well. Russia invaded Afghanistan. Um, so for years that reverberated. I'm afraid that Joe Biden's impotence and incompetence in Afghanistan will reverberate for years to come
Rudy Atallah on Evacuating Americans From Afghanistan
"Is he so cold and callous in stubborn. I found the answer today. I think it was reported by richard. Holbrooke it was in. Richard holbrook's diary. He was the special envoy to afghanistan into pakistan and the obama administration. The atlantic reported a revelation from his diary about joe biden. This was back in two thousand ten. According to holbrooke diary when he was asked about he asked about. American obligations to afghans like the girls and the kabul school biden replied with a history lesson. Saying this f. that we don't have to worry about that. We did in vietnam nixon and kissinger got away with it. This is from a credible person. In the obama administration that was two thousand ten and now these remarks we hear until twenty twenty unacceptable. The late richard hall Saying that biden back then said f those people we can just screw them over like we did. In in in in vietnam between eleven and forty thousand american stock in afghanistan. And we're being told by the retired fullest. I'll general who happens to be the secretary of defense that we don't have the capabilities to evacuate them when at the same time rudy. We're hearing that the british with a much smaller armed force a much smaller army is actually rescuing not only their own citizens rudy there. Rescuing the irish citizen to stop there. So can you give us. I'm not talking about politics. Can you give us some factual basis for one. America can cannot do. I mean we. We can definitely evacuate all these people. It's it's the. The problem is as a priority normally. When you do noncombatant evacuations or nieto's. I've done several of them You you delegate. Dod and you give them the free license to to set up and stage for for the box And we've got enough knowledge of afghanistan of dirt fields. runways locations threats. All that stuff is out there for us and we can. We can definitely leverage our capabilities And do it. The problem we have with this current administration is instead of giving dot the priority to do the evacuation. They've turned that priority over to the state department which is not equipped at all to essentially run a neo. And that's why we're having this discombobulated evacuation it's
Lord Conrad Black on Afghanistan: 'This Has Been a Terribly Ludicrous, Tragic, Horrifying Spectacle'
"Analyze the geopolitical twists and turns of the last few days in weeks and what it means fall not just american politics but for the world writ large is a regular guest but he is joining us for a one on one special. It is a delight. It's an honor to have him with us. He's the author of a president like no other donald j trump and the restoring america lord. Conrad black welcome to one on one. Thank you thank you for having man but lord black Where to begin. You've written seminal works. Not just my former boss president trump on president nixon on roosevelt as well did what you have seen in the last few days in america was it what you expected from this administration and what could be the broader ramifications going forward. It's been i'm afraid worse-than-expected as we discussed in previous of programs sebastian. I wasn't a brimming over with high expectations for this administration. I wish them well as as one does any incoming administration you also. Whoever is the head of the united states does well because so much depends on it but as this spectacle of of of the concertina effect is the englishman. Say we're months fun to be a a real Battle for taliban takeover and it wasn't at all clear that they could ever do that And then that became a matter of shrinking deadlines and and then in seventy two hours. Everything just vanished. I mean this has been a terribly ludicrous and tragic and are respectable
'Worse Than the Fall of Saigon': Two Democratic Presidencies Oversee to Chaotic Withdrawals From War
"I'm sure you saw those pictures. Eric of the taliban driving around in. Us home vs like parading around in our gear. We didn't even bring. We didn't even take all of our gear back. I mean this is how bad this is. We left them. Billions of dollars of military equipment. some of the some of the The worst terrorist in the world are now leading government and we have no presence there. I mean in my estimation this is way worse than the false idar. It's interesting isn't it. I mean when you when you think about how many people lost their lives in vietnam and the way we left that and by the way. I want to be clear when we left saigon. Okay that nightmare image. That left people to the killing fields of the crime rouge that was a democratic congress. They decided because nixon had resigned. Ford was in. They had control of congress. They chose the democrats to do this. I wanna be really clear that what happened. Then which was utter evil folks if you if you've seen the movie the killing fields if you know about what happened. It is a nightmare. It is evil unleashed atheist marxism evil Butchering of human beings That was the democrats made a cold blooded decision. Of course now we have biden. Who's a democrat. He made what looks like a really cold blooded decision just to say. Well we're leaving. And that's the way the cookie crumbles know when you talk about military equipment being left behind We talk about all the people being left behind. I just i. I'm just trying to process how it's possible that people whose job it is to deal with this bungled it like this. I mean i. It's it's wild and what's craziest. all of the intel. it's like they basically the him in the vice president win against all of the intelligence all of the agencies. Were saying that this was going to happen. And they didn't listen to anybody and their their arrogance and their inability to learn from top military leaders. Anybody will tell you man that's been spent any amount of time over there. I was only there for you know a few weeks. You know but but leaders in generals that have been there for decades. They were saying the same thing. We cannot withdraw in this manner and they just refuse to listen. And i'm telling you this is why in twenty twenty two. I mean we. We need to step it up. As the church in
Police Cars, the Inside Story With Frank Melilli
"So frank welcome to the shark right too heavy on maybe just to kick things off. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and a little bit of background to what you do. I worked for. The victorian government started to nine hundred seventy nine in the premiums department. I was in high char. The range of different strains with be recruiting alex graduate recruiting employment staffing practices discipline matters looting Records management went back to airing bring is when jeff kennett chemical public So we were looking at performance of departments against the is as planes to rod apps on the department heads performance as well as doing some public policy stuff. All right. the very first chunks of exhorted police not Of service a few things Machinery gamma giants waiting to treasury Ago i worked with in premiums asked me to come to police unaudited ena renton payroll system for a number of east in any event two thousand and one now go to ask lie on another color. If i were coming to fleet and much of that flight they said but we need somebody will be bad management south or the. Be the fun sorrow wanting to prison jogging now. Ifo truth as what it was exactly the sinai christine. Nixon standing batori police that it was a lot of reform happening me was a bit of a baptism because we just come out of a situation way two people died in the ever divisional which really say shockwaves through the in through our organization lodge really coming in static program of reform and to get out of the business of modifying vehicles a draw. Get the manufacturers. The games to work with us to develop proper police vehicles fit for purpose. Harasser transferred the risk of ass modifying vehicle onto
"nixon" Discussed on Here's The Thing
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That determines your pressure points and recommends the mattresses that are best for your individual sleep needs and it's found only at mattress warehouse. Come try that match at a mattress warehouse near you. Visit sleep happens dot com for locations and get free next day delivery on select purchases so peppers dot com. I'm alec baldwin and you're listening to here's the thing in the early morning of ninth nine thousand nine hundred seventy just days. After four students were killed at kent state university. Nixon went to the lincoln memorial to talk to protesters himself at five. Am he recorded the experience on a dictaphone which is memorialized in current anderson's podcast nixon. At war i walked over to walk up to them. They were not a matter of fact the somewhat over on of course. Quite surprise as one of the protesters said afterward. It was so freaky. I tried to explain by goals. In vietnam were the same as their stopped. Kelly and the war could bring peace. Our goal was not to get into cambodia. I we were going to get out of vietnam. I know that they did not respond. I hope their hatred of the war. Jiji well understand would not turn into a bitter hatred of our whole system our country and everything it stood for. I said. I know you probably most of you think i'm sob. To know that. I understand just how you feel kurt. Anderson says nixon's frustration. Was that his plan to draw down. S troops about training. The south vietnamese. Just wasn't working. Nixon did start vietnamese ising or pretty rapidly. Insignificantly which means for our listeners means walk which means saying hey. This is not our war to win the south vietnamese the non-communist southern half of this country that was divided after the french occupation failed in the nineteen fifties between the north who became communists in the south. Who in the bureau of the communist became the puppet of the united states so nixon is is elected in the war and he begins reducing the draft. First year withdrawing not very many troops but then more and more nineteen hundred million over there we had five hundred and fifty thousand when he was elected in as many as five hundred dying a week in six thousand boys. My brother's age and even my age almost being drafted every week. And he brought all that dan because he understood that was not politically tenable and it was for better or worse all about politics for him. If i can end the draft and reduce the number of americans killed. He knew it would not country doubts. It would not be a problem for him anymore and so his approval ratings for how he was handling vietnam stayed high for almost the whole time and they went up and down and he responded by giving speeches and announcing further reductions in the draft. And everything else so vietnamese asian was saying hey south vietnam it's on you. We're we're getting outta here. We're not getting down here immediately. But we're getting out of here and therefore you will be fighting your own war against your north vietnamese brothers during the time that you did this and you mentioned getting into the weeds quote unquote in the research. What was something that surprised you that you found out. Well i mean not so much facts. Although this initial story. I had heard of her may be but i knew nothing about that. And it was interesting because he had covered it up and then and then the nixon nights to this day the nixon library is still sort of. No no no. That's not. don't even pay attention to that. Dole looking those filo pay attention to that woman in the chanel dress in the cornwell exactly so that was a kind of surprised me but these moments on the tape. The listening to the tapes gave me a sense of their humanity our humanity. I just didn't have before that. I just reading you. Just don't i didn't get as much as hearing them talking. Admitting where screwed or low laughing about massacres all those things were just in the sense. That i now feel as though i was there with these guys as they were running their horror show so not so much facts. Although i had heard because it's well known about this visit of nixon's at five. Am to hang the protesters at the lincoln memorial which is an amazing scene. And i think we do pretty good justice to but i never knew the thing that he didn't did at dawn and went to the empty capital alone and sat in his old chair where representative nixon sat. And then as they're leaving going through the statuary hall in the middle of the capitol there's this black mopping the floor six. Am in the morning and he goes over to her and says you know my mother was a saint. You remind me and my mother. Ubs saint too. I mean this crazy scene so so the details throughout of of how they sound how they interact his his craziness. When daniel ellsberg appears and is arrested in is admits. Yeah i'm the pentagon papers leaker. Then he couldn't get alger hiss out of his mind what happened. He was a guide worked in the state department as a young man in the in the nineteen thirties and into the forties and then ran a nonprofit was a big liberal guy had been a communist as so many people had in the nineteen thirties and it was alleged and perhaps maybe probably true had given papers not atomic secrets or anything but had dealt with the the soviets and then that was put it in a pumpkin was part of the pumpkin thing. And that was that became thing in nineteen forty eight nineteen forty nine hundred fifty when richard. Nixon was fresh to the house. And richard nixon road that to prominence really the persecution prosecution. Call it what you will elder. His dream was along with jagger hoover's help was how nixon became famous mr anti-communist who wasn't a nut like joe mccarthy and that was his beginning was queer so twenty years later when there's leak of the pentagon papers wholly different thing it's not about a cold war it's about this actual war we're fighting and it's all so different but he sees it as just the same as another pinko guy and he's jewish to boot doing this bad thing. All the newspapers are not only supporting them. They're printing it so he to him. It was just odds. It's alger has all over again. It's communists against me all over again. It's the liberal elite all over again and.
"nixon" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"Last chance. This is his last chance to get back at the kennedy ivy league elites who has eaten in nineteen sixty. He'd moved to the heart of it. Right to the upper east side of manhattan after he got beaten for governor of california and and just right there in the middle of it where everyone hated emerging. He hated them but by god he was going to do it. And so this was this real. Vengeance filled comeback attempt. That's where he is as as a figure. I often think that someone is chosen is vice president. Who can come in handy to do things the president won't do. Eisenhower was probably the last president of the united states. Chosen by acclamation did not want to be. The president was pressured into doing that. Not a details guy. At that point in his life wanted to go play golf and take it easy so he brings nixon for by my lights to do the dirty work who better the nixon's doodoo dirty work. I mean eisenhower needed somebody. Who was a political hitman enforcer and several because he wasn't going to micromanage that way eisenhower and nixon cuts his teeth on alger hiss. And all this kind of the pumpkin papers and all this other stuff isn't anti-communist tool if you will during a time when anti-communism seemed to many people in the country the right thing to be doing my favorite scene about the american nineteen fifties is in manchurian candidate when angela lansbury there with her husband and he says there are one hundred and five communists and the government. I said one hundred and forty five. How many other one hundred eighty nine. He just takes the number right in the same paragraph talking which is not unlike certain moments in john. Mccarthy's real life where he was saying you know he. He changed the number all the time. No i mean you know. The soviet union having been our buddies in world war two suddenly were not our buddies and suddenly had the atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb. Anti-communism got out of control and created mccarthyism. But it wasn't. It wasn't nuts to be frightened of the soviet union even though it went crazy too far and yeah richard nixon saw. This is how he could make his career and did and making a enemy of the people. Out of alger hiss. Along geogra- hoover in the around nineteen fifty was the way he did it. And it worked and squishy soft dwight eisenhower. Who by the way in one world war two for the allies. I'll pick this anti-communist as you say tool hitman to Show that he was good as an communist Even though that didn't stop the john birch society later in the fifties and the sixties of claiming. Dwight eisenhower was a conscious stooge of the soviet union. It's funny when i think when you say eisenhower. Opsec one world war two. Yes but i always think eisenhower's even though you think that there's an inextricable link between the military and the government that point wasn't necessarily one and the man that one world war two of course exited the office in his farewell speech warning about the creating the phrase military industrial complex popova. But what. I was thinking. I see eisenhower to me as president was like as if ted williams was president. It's like he's a guy they won all these games. He was a hero but he wasn't necessarily what we quit. Now with the president's as an executive no and fear head is unfair to but he was he was a hero and then beat twice the same liberal lead. Egghead emily stevenson. Who's running against him. Do you mentioned in passing the in the piece about your own background into your own family and for your republican household would you say when nixon is elected in sixty eight. Where're you well. When nixon's elected in sixty eight. I just turned fourteen. Fourteen and your parents were pro. Nixon oh definitely. I was pro nixon when i was thirteen i was. I was a little teenage. republican winter. Teenage republican camp had a had a poster of nixon on my wall. I wish i had photographs of that whole you get a poster of nixon on your wall. I did indeed in terms of decorating your room. You're like the roger stone if your generation i hate to say that a little bit but then again you know summer of sixty eight km. My older brother and sisters took me in hand. And by the fall. I was a hippie now comparatively speaking. Yes now you have. How many siblings. It's you plus three. It is plus three and the other ones were more liberally inclined. They were owner. So i was the youngest and they'd gone through the counter. Cultural transformation ahead of me. It was the one window where your siblings were more politically volved than you were. Didn't last long. And then they definitely definitely were politically culturally all that they were. You know fifteen eighteen twenty one so they were into the late sixties and and what happened when you refer to. I don't know i smoked pot. I started reading other books. And other things than william f. buckley junior and I self radicalized like Kinda but no i. Your parents did republicans absolutely. Although interestingly i described the kinds of nebraska republicans might parents were which is to say atheists big public radio enthusiasts. When when public radio began dig environmentalists and pro-choice and so on and so on and my mother who outlived my father finally left the republican party at the end of the nineteen nineties because it was no longer her party gasp. Did she vote for bill. She probably didn't vote for bill but she started. bob carey. who is our. Senator was a sort of her entryway drug to becoming a drug. He was now sixty eight. I'm ten years old. Big turning point for me politically through the eyes of my father and through the lens of his progressive he was a democratic committeeman in our town so forth through the his is And this is after kennedy is killed for so everybody's just you know just to see them with emotion. Bobby bobby kennedy at sixty eight say so. We're watching the convention. And are you rooting for the chicago. Police or you're rooting for the demonstrators. Who you written for might was ready for the protesters. He wasn't anti police. He was very very middle of the road democrat but he was rooting for the protesters. And i'm wondering. What was that like for you or your parents rooting for the chicago. Cops they weren't they were the extinct species of decent liberal republicans although they consider themselves conservative were kind of barry goldwater fans back then but as the party moved right and they didn't. They felt they didn't have a party so no they weren't in favor with the issues. More important to them. Military strong military was somewhat important but conservation actually was a huge thing for them and actual liberty not to be run by religious nuts because they were anti religious really and they wanted to live a free life with as do you know and regulations as possible really and my father also his his profession. He was a lawyer and he. His specialty was labor law representing corporations in management. So he was not viciously anti union and in fact subsequently schoolteachers against whom he negotiated contracts have said to me since he died. Like your. you know your dad was always a decent guy and he always was fair and somebody had to represent management's well exactly so i was the opposite of a red diaper baby. Your boss baby so something like that. You're a suit and tie baby. Well i wasn't. I didn't go that whole alex. Keaton thing ever. Although in retrospect i guess you could. You could see that. I mean as as a twelve thirteen. I must have been an insufferable little dick with my little republican talking points but as you mentioned from conveniently using you and your family to frame what republicanism was back then you say goldwater republican on in the heartland but i as new yorker was rockefeller baccarat where the whole thing like. We don't give a shit about abortion we don't give a shit about you want to order. A gay wedding.
"nixon" Discussed on Fresh Air
"First hour is free because it wise and we take learning personally. This is fresh air. I'm dave davies. In for terry gross. We're speaking with journalist and historian michael dobbs. He's written several books about past american presidents in times of crisis. His new book draws extensively on secret recordings of president. Richard nixon's white house for a look at a critical six month. Period in the watergate scandal. The book is king. Richard nixon and watergate an american tragedy. John dean was nixon's white house counsel. Then and he's probably one of the most remembered figures in watergate and is remembered as the nixon insider who came before the senate select committee investigating this and calmly told all he knew about the white house secrets. It was devastating testimony for the white house. And he's you know sense in recent years been voice of conscience on cable. Tv commenting on the trump presidency. But it's your book reminds me that for a long time. He was a loyal nixon soldier and did plenty in his service. Didn't they where he was key to the cover up. In fact i think he describes himself as the desk officer of the cover up so he was the juggler who was managing all these people who were wandering off the reservation and trying to keep them back on the reservation And at a certain point i mean. He's probably savvy era and quicker to understand the risks that he was exposing himself to than other nixon aides he realizes that he's getting in too deep and he's ex lawyer himself and he understands the legal consequences of perjury and obstruction of justice. So at some point he found himself caught between his loyalty to the president and simple desire to save himself and blow the whistle. So you with him. As with many whistleblowers. I guess as a mixture of personal motives patriotic motives in the end people at least in this book in my experience a shades of gray rather than black and white heroes and villains. It's interesting that nixon and his top. Aides john ehrlichman and bob haldeman loved john dean. This guys great. Well yes i mean. They relied on dean to implement the cover up on their behalf and they thought that dean was doing a great job and in fact long after dean started along the road of betrayal that he started talking to the prosecutors. Nixon and haldeman. Still have confidence in dean. It's fascinating because there's this period where john dean is talking to prosecutors his own guilt and accumulating information that will be helpful to them in targeting others in the white house all the time he is working in the west wing in the white house and is trusted by nixon and his top aides to be managing the cover. And there's a point where they decide. They need to kind of show the public. They're on top of this and given explanation for whatever white house involvement. There may have been in. So they send john dean off to camp david wright. What was he supposed to do. Well as you say. Dean was leading a double life. He was talking to the prosecutors at night and during his white house job by day nixon wanted him to write a report that would essentially exonerate the white house. It would say as nixon later said. Just go down the list and say this one didn't do this. That one didn't do that. Everybody in the white house is in the clear. And this would have the imprimatur of the white house counsel. That was john. Dean's position but john..
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"So you know that is another side of nixon The relationship with his family which is often not captured in books about watergate or biographies of nixon So in what ways are we still living in the shadow of of watergate. By thank you can draw a direct line from woodgate to the various scandals of the nixon presidency. I think this obviously vietnam was very divisive. Time in american history and it really divided the country into you know the antiwar movement and The people who now describe themselves or sarah palin describe themselves as real americans real america and You know that dates back. That idea of real america as a political construct dates back to the nixon era. So i see this as a You know there's a direct link there. I mean many of the abuses that took place in the watergate. Era were repeated during the trump period The interference with the justice department for example is is is one example and nixon was appealing to the same kind of portion of the electorate that trump later appeal to So there definitely There's definitely a connection though. I think however in a trump nixon two very different people. Nixon had a much greater sense of american history. And was you know much more serious thinker than trump particularly on foreign policy. So in some ways you know Karl marx wrote once that history repeats itself. The first time has tragedy. The second time is false and I think you know that might be a political nixon and trump in some ways. So you have written the trilogy on the cold war The big turning points. And then now you've written on the turning point of watergate and the role that had an american history. Is there any future projects that you're eyeing turning points that might end up being a new book or a trilogy. Well it's hard to get as close up to a major decision maker as we can get to nixon ident- in it's hard to repeat that So certainly. I'm more interested in historical subjects than Topical ones. Because i think it takes forty or fifty years for all the materials to come out into right. You know what of cool to second draft of history. So i'm You know not interested in writing another book about donald trump that lots of books about being written about donald trump and They're all going to depend on second hand accounts rather than on firsthand accounts because no other president including donald trump is going to tape himself way. Nixon says that rules out. You know topical Current day topics as a subject for book I can see myself writing a book about you know. Some other historical book preps about the entire cold war Rather than just an episode in the code will great. Well michael dobbs. The book is called cancer. Nixon and watergate an american tragedy. It came out in may of this year. So it's still relatively hot off the presses. But mr dobbs thank you so much for being on our show and sharing your insights about this very important moment in american history. Well thank you so much enjoyed your show and It's been a great conversation. Thanks.
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"And when nixon had to Sacrifice haldeman in order to survive himself has his very tearful compensation with haldeman and he starts calling him haldeman who is belly unit his kept it distance up until then even though they're close collaborators he starts calling him my brother And he says i love you and then there's a pause and he says like my brother and i think that's a reference to one of nixon's brothers who died of toback uses When nixon was young man and this act of getting rid of holdman. Who's been with him. All these years is as painful nixon as losing his brothers from tuberculosis while he was young man. So you could use the same way that if you If you go to a shakespeare play you can see the hero suffering immensely on stage. You can also appreciate nixon suffering In this very in this period that's traumatic for the country but is also traumatic for him personally right now. How did nixon's relationship with his family. Play out in all of this. And i've heard that despite nixon's paranoia 's and vindictiveness. He was very much a family. Man what did you learn about that. Yeah i definitely think he was a family man and did the family was close to him. I mean his wife pat pat. Nixon was often portrayed in the press. Plastic pat I think that's a little unfair characterization The family stood by nixon during this period and particularly his younger daughter julie Who their tapes of conversations to nixon julie at the height of watergate and You know. Nixon is yelling at haldeman. Someone else and then suddenly julie gets on the phone trying to cheer her father up trying to pass on you know What she calls nuggets of cheery news and nixon's voice changes automatically from being irrevocable to being loving and caring. Because he's talking to julie so you know that is another side of nixon The relationship with his family which is often not captured in books about watergate. Autobiographies of nixon So in what ways are we still living in the shadow of watergate. By thank you can draw a direct line from woodgate to the various scandals of the nixon presidency. I think this obviously vietnam was a very divisive time in american history and it really divided the country into You know the antiwar movement and The people who now describe themselves. Sarah palin described themselves as americans real america and That dates back. That idea of real america as a political construct dates back to the nixon era. So i see this as a There's a direct link there. I mean many of the abuses that took place in the watergate. Era were repeated during the trump period. The interference with the justice department for example is is is one example and nixon was appealing to the same kind of portion of the electorate that trump later appeal to So they're definitely Is definitely a connection. There i think however in a trump nixon a two very different people. Nixon had a much greater sense of american history and was much more serious thinker than trump particularly on foreign policy. So in some ways you know Karl marx wrote once that history repeats itself. The first time has tragedy. The second time is false and I think you know that might be applicable to nixon and trump in some ways. So you have written the trilogy on the cold war The the big turning points and then now you've written on the turning point of watergate and the role that had an american history..
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"Richard is as much as anything a portrait of a court of the ruler and his coaches. Who of course include henry kissinger chuck colson john dean Spiral near the vice president You know the whole gang of them and they're all different people in they interact with nixon in different ways. How would you characterize his relationship with henry kissinger and what would what was the impact of that relationship on watergate. Well it's interesting because kissing was nixon's national security adviser and they you know were a team but they also rivals because nixon suspected Largely correctly of kissinger playing a double game. of leaking to the press leaking to nixon's enemies and with the goal of making kissing jessica himself. Look more look smarter And being the architect of some of these Some of the big foreign policy initiatives including the opening to china A nixon didn't want kissinger to get all the credit. And when john lewis gave him the credit for some of these foreign policy initiatives. Nixon was furious so that was actually one of nixon's main motivations in installing this tape-recording system that he would be able to show when he came to write his memoirs that He had been the driver of from policy. Initiatives not henry kissinger kissinger for his part was very adept. flat era and psychic fant. He would play on nixon's vanity and tell nixon that he was the greatest president ever and that he this watergate thing would be forgotten in history and nixon would go down in history as a great foreign policy. President nixon liked that he liked to be flooded but at the same time he was in a pretty much aware of the game that kissinger was playing and The some would. I find hilarious moments on the tapes when nixon is running down kissinger and even one moment when the talking about going off to camp david for the weekend and dixon says we'll take kissinger along with us and then a couple of minutes later says no no. Henry's too much of a pain in the us. We won't take it so kissinger was disinvited. But you know that reflects this raw strange relationship between the two of them. That's probably one of the milder things that that's documented as far as nixon talking about somebody. Yeah he was certainly an equal opportunity. insult of people And he you know uses a lot of swear words and He typically refers to the media for example a sons of bitches bitches bastards son of a bitches you know just a typical right expression for nixon right now. You alluded to vice president. Spiro agnew People remember him as the first vice president to resign. What was their relationship like. And there was talk of agnew becoming president potentially with the watergate scandal so that play out for nixon well. Nixon often talked about agnew his best insurance policy against assassination and later against resignation because he calculated that wants people figured out that if they got rid of nixon they would get agnew That would Restrain them and so you know they sometimes He sometimes talks about his resignation. And then he his own resignation and then he says to one of his aides. You won't act you and the aide says of course we don't want to agnew and so that is always the reason for nixon himself to stay on. Now agnew himself was facing his own troubles during this period..
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"We can get inside the room which it was impossible for reporters to do at the time of course at least directly right so having done this cold war series you've become basically one of the big cold war historians. What led you since With all the literature out there in watergate. What led you to this story in particular. But i'm interested in turning points in history and all my code will look at specific turning point seven the collapse of communism the cuban missile crisis which was perhaps the ultimate turning point in history because the world could have been destroyed obviously and six months in nineteen forty-five which looked at the genesis of the cold war and how To allies turned into cold war enemies. So you watergate. And the full of richard nixon. The forced resignation of richard. Nixon is another big turning point in modern american history that i wanted to examine but as also attracted by you know the incredible archival material that is now available. I didn't think that it's ever gain to become possible. Be possible again to get such an intimate close up. Look at an american president particularly in american president facing a very grave crisis an exist essential crisis in nixon's case Then we have with nixon In the period that. I'm looking at him. And this is because of his tapes and a whole lot of other material including audio. Diaries tip tapes made by the people. Various investigations memoirs. I mean whenever gain to get this with another american president so that allows one to write the book. In the way novelist might or array. Playwright might Which was in a very exciting for me. Yeah so there's this image that people have of nixon as this lonely. Socially awkward person What did you find out about him. that may have differed or reinforced. What that images. And and how did someone like him. Rise to the highest level of american politics right well. Nixon was very contradictory. Sort of person. I mean he was alona and while the oakwood He was born to pull struggling. Quake parents out in california and his as he wrote himself actually in his own name wa. His parents were the two most opposite. People you can imagine. His father was arrestable angry. Punish the boys Harshly his mother was a very pious cuenca and she subjected them to the silent treatment so within nixon's Own personality you can see the personality of both his parents. I mean he says anga and his resentments certainly reflect his father's personality but is introvert nature and his ambition reflects his mother's personality and his mother's expectations for him. I think what about his background born to a poor quaker family from california. What about that stood out to you. Well he you know was a self made man and He had everything that he achieved in life. basically was the result of his own hard work and strivings and Know he also writes about this. He talks about the some of the resentment he felt growing up. And this being a you know. A focus for his energy Even at college shouldn't he That was elite debate social Social group in at whittier college. And he founded a group of jocks Based on the football team of which he was a member the was. You know trying to an alternative to this Rather stuck up College fraternity So he always identified. Right from other years with the have nots in america and Which he later called the silent majority. So i see a direct link from His early experiences growing up to his Behaviors politician and if you want to draw the connection further on i can see that linked to the kind of people whose support donald trump. So you're saying that it was personal with nixon all the way from the start..
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"And i was able to find out a lot of things that i didn't know at the time as a reporter and it's a little bit like that with this nixon book that you know those of us who grew up during that period Had one experience but now because of all the material that has become available including The president's tapes We get quite different view of nixon a much more intimate view. We can get inside the room which it was impossible for reporters to do at the time of course at least directly right so having done this cold war series in you've become basically one of the big cold war historians. What led you since With all the literature out there on watergate. What led you to this story in particular. But i'm interested in turning points in history and all my code will books look at specific turning point seven the collapse of communism the cuban missile crisis which was perhaps the ultimate turning point in history because the world could have been destroyed there obviously and six months in one thousand nine forty five which looked at the genesis of the cold war and how world war two allies turned into cold war enemies so watergate and the full of richard nixon. The forced resignation of richard. Nixon is another big turning point in modern american history that i wanted to examine but is also attracted by you know the incredible material that is now available. I don't think that it's ever gained to become possible. Be possible again to get such an intimate close up. Look at an american president particularly in american president facing a very grave crisis an existential crisis in nixon's case then we have with nixon In the period that. I'm looking at him and this is because of his tapes and a whole lot of other material including audio. Diaries kept tapes made by other people. There is investigations memoirs. I mean. we're never going to get this with another american president so that allows one to write the book in the way..
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"Nixon was reelected as the thirty seventh president of the united states. Although he has never been considered one of america's most charismatic presidents he won one of the greatest landslides in american history he defeated democrat george mcgovern in forty nine fifty states and had a wider margin of victory in the popular vote percentage than anything enjoyed by theodore roosevelt. Dwight d eisenhower. John f kennedy ronald reagan and barack obama nixon had reached the pinnacle of his career. And yet this record breaking campaign had also planted the seeds of a spectacular downfall that june a group of operatives were arrested after a burglary into the democratic national headquarters at the watergate hotel in time it was revealed that these operatives were connected to nixon's reelection campaign and that nixon had personally conspired to cover up the entire affair. The watergate scandal would go onto consume nixon's second term. In the end. Nixon would resign in disgrace on august. Ninth nineteen seventy-four four. Despite his numerous accomplishments fairly or unfairly the scandal would define nixon's place in american history. Richard nixon and watergate continue to fascinate the american people in today's episode. We are pleased to have. Michael dobbs author of the new book king. Richard nixon and watergate an american tragedy to discuss this fascinating event in presidential history Our guest today is author. Michael dobbs he is the author of the new book king. Richard nixon and watergate an american tragedy and he is a historian. He's written the famous cold war trilogy which i highly recommend in fact actually one of the first books i ever read in college was down with big brother. The fall of the soviet empire which covers one of the most fascinating periods of our lifetimes. The fall of the soviet union. He's also written the book. One minute to midnight. Kennedy chris chef and castro on the brink of nuclear war and also the book six months in one thousand nine forty five from world war two cold war and right. Now we're in a cold war series and so you're of the perfect author to have here a very excited to have you on. Just because i read your book so many years ago and i enjoyed it and here. You are with the new book on president. Nixon and watergate. So thank you for being on the show. Well thanks so much. richard Down with big brother was my first book. So i'm pleased to find somebody who read it and enjoyed it yeah. It was assigned reading in comparative history. Class when i was at uc san diego and so it was one of those first books that i read and enjoyed it a lot so i feel like this is full circle right here yeah well. Let's captures What i've tried to do in my books which is to you know what is a reporter. I focused on the first rough draft of history. And then i've moscow during that period of the collapse of communism when i came back to the us. I wanted to write something more in depth second rough draft of history of second draft..
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"On november seventh nineteen seventy-two richard. Mille house nixon was reelected as the thirty seventh president of the united states. Although he has never been considered one of america's most charismatic presidents he won one of the greatest landslides in american history. He defeated democrat. George mcgovern in forty nine out of fifty states and had a wider margin of victory in the popular vote percentage than anything enjoyed by theodore roosevelt. Dwight eisenhower john f. Kennedy ronald reagan and barack obama nixon had reached the pinnacle of his career and yet this record breaking campaign had also planted the seeds of a spectacular downfall that june a group of operatives were arrested after a burglary into the democratic national headquarters at the watergate hotel in time it was revealed that these operatives were connected to nixon's reelection campaign and that nixon had personally conspired to cover up the entire affair. The watergate scandal would go on to consume nixon's second term in the end. Nixon would resign in disgrace on august. Ninth nineteen seventy four. Despite his numerous accomplishments fairly or unfairly the scandal would define nixon's place in american history. Richard nixon and watergate continue to fascinate the american people in today's episode. We are pleased to have. Michael dobbs author of the new book king. Richard nixon and watergate an american tragedy to discuss this fascinating.
"nixon" Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"On. Their date is June 6th, and your son is playing you in the new HBO Showtime series series he's playing me. You know I saw a little dog. And it is difficult to watch anything bad about me. Going to get all this. They're going to have to dig going to take the artistic license and I told me, I just don't have us look into stupid, man. We were interesting. It'd be interesting. Team is for some reason. People think they can come. Replicate the basketball. We played. I say you can't even get a protein to rep here, it's not possible. You guys need to do, you know, set up one or two little plays and pretend you were doing some Showtime, you can't get out of play. Like we did Big, Ang an attorney to represent me man, I might be with you. Let's watch it together. We'll see what our next steps to do, whatever you're suppose, I gave you the secrets, you got a guy the inside here to hell, I don't want to know last two questions for Norm Nixon. Nix the Lakers bana dilemma. Okay, they lost defeated. The Clippers are in a dilemma they just, but they try. Let's series up. What are your thoughts about both of those things? Well, I think the Clippers have a better opportunity to get out of it because I thought I was shocked at how bad they were getting beat when they first started. Did it seem like they're, they found their legs. They started to play a little better now. I think Luke is a little hurt up and you know these guys they don't put wood on unless you put a little wood on Lucas. The name start feeling like he's in the NBA instead of running around in the European League where you can't touch anybody. So I think they started doing that and maybe these guys take out their Rhythm cuz they're not suffering from any injuries with the Lakers. I think the injuries were devastating that they followed the time, like they say is touching LeBron a little bit. He can't carry it. Then with with Anthony, even a key comes back, you know, he was dealing with some Achilles problems, then he really hyper extended that leg and when I watched that game, I said he's not showing now but the next day he's going to be solved. And here it is. Growing wage. All those things happen because, you know, how it is Coupe you compensate. Yeah, you can compensate. So with the growing pool and you can't bounce back in just play off that thing. So, the Lakers in, in a, in a much worse part in the Clippers. Wow. My boy Norm Nixon. Nick last thing. What you got going on on the pump anything up? We just talk about, you know, we building a new 24,000 square-foot off the cademy that should become that we want to turn into a you know cultural educational is worth of Performing Arts hot club of the West Coast where the biggest Academy I think an entire West Coast and completing that should be finished in November so I invite all you guys out to a grand open it. Hope You Dance Force net. Huh well it's a little bit once you in Spain the movie. Hey man, I was in Fame. The television show. Are you going to dance? God is saying I might get at their desk, who knows with it. However, I feel that day. I might just do it. You know how we do? I might feeling one day, I see y'all number. I just started getting like we did. You haven't the effervescent young Norm Nixon but hold on the inside. But young one outside or wait. Hold on the outside. Young on the side. Thank you so much, sir. I appreciate you coming on man eighteen. I sent my boy Norm. All right, thank you guys. Thanks Norman. Okay, more careful. Home..
"nixon" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"They received a phone call from the president of the united states. Richard nixon for purposes. That will soon become obvious. I'd like to play the entire clip free now and don't worry it's not very long. Neyland buzz i talked to you from the oval room at the line house and it certainly has to be historic telephone. Call ever made from the white house. I just can't tell you how proud we all are what you have done for every american. This has to be the proudest day of our lives and for people all over the world. I am sure that they to join with americans and recognizing what an immense feet. This is because of what you have done. The heavens have become a part of man's world and as you talk to us from the c. a. tranquillity. It inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth for one priceless moment and the whole history of man. All the people on this earth are truly one one in their pride in what you've done and one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth. The call caused some controversy. People objected to using the moment to put the emphasis on a political leader. Democrats are upset because nixon had only been president a few months and most of the apollo program had been developed under the kennedy and johnson administrations nonetheless. The controversy was rather minor ends soon. Forgotten the speech however wasn't the only speech that was prepared in the lead up to apollo eleven the nixon administration was thinking about what they should say in their phone call to the astronauts. Nixon speechwriter. william safire was contacted by an astronaut and was warned about something that they should be prepared for in a new york times article in one thousand nine hundred nine where sapphire was a columnist for years. He wrote quote frank. Our liaison with the astronauts brought the image making up. You wanna be thinking of some alternative posture for the president. In the event of mishaps the blank looks at this techno jargon he added like what to do for the widows suddenly we were faced with the dark side of the moon. Planning death if it came would not come terrible of glory. The greatest danger was that the two astronauts once on the moon would not be able to return to the command module in that event with no rescue possible the men would have to bid the world farewell and closed down communication preparatory to suicide or starvation. It would hardly advance the cause of space exploration to force a half a billion viewers and listeners to participate in the agony of their demise. I prepared inappropriate statement about men who came in peace and stayed to rest in peace holding it in my desk drawer in case of tragedy unquote fire wrote the speech but never submitted after nixon left office. The speech was sent with other documents to the national archive years later. Safire wrote about his role in the apollo eleven landing in how he wrote the plaque which the astronauts left on the moon. The speech he wrote in the event of a disaster was found and widely circulated fast forward to the year twenty twenty a team of researchers at mit working on artificial intelligence and the ability to create deepfakes deepfakes videos..
"nixon" Discussed on Can He Do That?
"Bush presidency I'm not sure you would have had the Obama Presidency so the impact. Each of those presidents had on the next election is immense following his resignation then there is the the slew of legislative reforms that came out in a way to try to restore the public's confidence in their elected officials and and You know to rebalance the power of the executive office. Do you think that The reforms put in place for the ones that we needed. Well you know the some of it worked some of did NABY ASLI Restricting campaign contributions worked for a while. Now that's gone with the Supreme Court decision. People in groups and corporations can donate endless amounts of money and had put more money into politics. So in that sense there's a failure It's not something you can correct with laws. I think it's something you can correct with. WHO's the person who's president? So what's a a biggest leadership lesson that you take from Nixon's presidency that the presidency is a sacred wintrust that it's not something. The person who is president owns or is entitled to that What needs to accompany that offices grit deal of humility? He listened to enough of those tapes and and what is important is the dog that doesn't Bark to my knowledge. No one ever says. What does the country need? What would being good it was always about? Nixon settling scores his political standing and future. How could be leveraged? I think we need to the presidency's not about the president. The presidency is about the the execution of the Constitution and laws within the defined framework in the interest of the people in the country. You never met Nixon. Do you wish that you had or do we try Carl Bernstein and I tried but we never got close and he was quite angry at our stories. And and that's you know that's under stand of bull team ever get. Do you ever get tired of of him. I'm studying him thinking about him. Having your own life story so intertwined turned with his. It's something Tired I'd because they're all there's always new material and tapes MM said new dimension to Nixon so the ultimate lesson is history is never over spirit of history. Never been over in the end this episode by asking current Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron for his reflections on how the legacy of the Nixon era. I still reverberates newsrooms. Today I hear all the time from people in the public who refer back to what the Washington posted in the era of Watergate and are calling upon us demanding that we do the same kind of work that we hold our politicians accountable and we dig beneath the surface and we keep digging and we'd be persistent. Those events actually inspired a whole new generation of journalists people of my age group To get into the field in the first place I think it also sharpened the definition of what are our core. Mission is certainly one of our most important core missions and that it is that we are supposed to hold powerful individuals and powerful institutions accountable in many things to this week's guests Mardi bearing and with enormous gratitude Bob Woodward original music for the podcast by listener and next week we will be discussing Nixon's vice president who took office upon his resignation Gerald Ford and finally just out of curiosity do any of you want another podcast when this one is over and thinking about whether we I should do one and if we do what it should be so if there's anything that you're dying to hear as kind of a season to I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks you can email me at Lillian Dot Cunningham at wash post dot com or you can reach me on twitter and instagram accounts at presidential presidential underscore w. p.. Thanks for listening..
"nixon" Discussed on Can He Do That?
"Willingness to lie the feeling that everyone's out to get him and to me. It starts to sound really similar actually relate to some of the descriptions of his predecessor President Johnson the most important part that is similar stories that both Johnson Nixon wanted to overpower people and everything control everything. So that's an example people of that for Nixon like an example even early in his presidency of that paranoia and his desire for control a it was Christmas nineteen. sixty-nine Nixon had been president almost a year. And he's going over to the staff offices in the executive Dave office building next to the White House and he he sees that lots of people have pictures of John F. Kennedy on their desk or more on the wall and A goes beserk and orders that Butterfield to get rid of these pictures and and replaced them with Nixon and I kinda thought maybe this was a bit of an exaggeration and then What what one of the things that happened? Butterfield wrote a memo to Nixon about how he got Nixon's pictures to replace the twenty two Kennedy Hindi pictures that he found in some cases where the president had personally signed it to them and in in the memo The heading is sanitation of the staff office sanitation. And if somehow getting rid of Kennedy pictures was cleansing operation credibly bazaar and Butterfield had worked working on this and get investigate. People try to you know they were worried about whether these people were loyal to Nixon and so forth and if if he could have relaxed in realized there was just a lot of goodwill even Democrats felt for him he couldn't find a way to leverage that goodwill to his advantage it was. We're GONNA get him and then when he was reelected in seventy you too you know he said No. We're really going to get people. It's going to be pay back time and this this is what's sad component of all of this was very little joy in being president Joy was actually kind of the heart of our Theodore Roosevelt episode. Someone who seemed to take a lot of joy in being president but yes in Theodore Theodore Roosevelt took a lot of joy in living Nixon did not his butterfield told me we went through dozens of vowers of interviews about his experience. And he'd never really told it before there are scenes on comes to mind where Butterfield is riding in the presidential helicopter with Nixon and the Verse Lady and Pat. Nixon says Oh Dick Doc. Let's go up to New York. Christmas is coming. We'll take the girls be a good time. We'll go to show and Nixon. Is there writing something out on his yellow legal pad just totally ignores and she keeps going. You Know Dick you know kinda nothing now in in Butterfield was just astounded and horrified. That there wouldn't be the kind kind of yes dear. Let's talk about it or we'll consider. It was just closed off his own wife now. Same time their documents in the Butterfield archive that show. Nixon knew how to play to people's Egos and there's dinner at Camp David that was recorded. You Find Nixon's able to talk to his cabinet in in in a very human almost humorous way and play on the rigo and but he would then drift back into the automatic pilot. Uh of anger mode it was that sense of isolation that sense of a personal crusade to do things to accomplish things at the end of the day. Six thirty at night Nixon would leave the Oval Office and walk over to his. Is Private yet another office in the executive office building. That was more casual and he be there would have dinner alone and and and writing things out on the yellow legal pad now. You're president of the United States. You'd think he'd want to go with his family Roy which he didn't WanNa do too often he can talk to anyone in the world right and you would think he would have some more curiosity about that. But he wanted to be alone in the end and Butterfield described and other people were for Nixon. Yes and going into that private office. He had an aide have his feet up and his jacket on. And it was just this sense of Chill out enjoy it and and look for for what good you can do for people now to his credit. Sometimes he did on some things but again. It was this tribe. Evan this paranoia in this score-settling attitude but the couple of redeeming Connie He did some things in foreign foreign policy though into China was significant knee. Leveraged it I would even say brilliantly the same moot relations with the Soviet Union he had some domestic pluses creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and so forth. So there were things in all of this illegal corrupting in ugly debris that that are quite positive and quite strong in quite human but That Pales Sir. So do you feel like you have a sense of why he wanted to be president why he wanted power in in the first place and he wanted to to be president in part to show people He resented deeply the eastern Ernest. stablishment the people and he talks about this on the tapes. The people who had all the people who had it handed to them he wanted to be a renowned leader also and he did not perceive or have a system or relationships with anyone who could Kinda tell him. Hey you know what's going on in this presidency. Let's see if it's running off the rails and finally off the cliff. You Is National Security Advisor in Kissinger you see the time and time again Kissinger kind of Fawning the sync offense to Nixon An and Kissinger was smarter than that and would try to steer things his way but he he would never overtly late to my knowledge challenge Nixon and say no way. Would we try to do here. There is a memo that butterfield. Butterfield gave me what I call Zilch memo on top secret document. Nixon wrote a handwritten note Kissinger about the bombing in Vietnam. AETNA and said we've done it for three years and achieved Zilch. It's been a failure doesn't make sense and then you look at the record. And at that point this is January of Nineteen seventy-two justice. Nixon is beginning to run for reelection. It is dropped three million tons of bombs in Southeast Asia. And he says it's accomplished nothing. It's been a failure doesn't doesn't make sense. Accomplished Zilch was stunned. When I read this and then you look and you see that in seventy two? He intensified the bombing and the tape. Show that it was in large part done. Because it showed how Tuffy Afi was in the polling showed the public wanted more bombing and toughness and he even though he knew it was not effective active. He still did it just for the look of it. Yeah and I'm in. That's it's an equivalent corruption to Watergate. And and that to me. When I saw last year was a stunner I thought you know how could you have lost your way that you would do that? And essentially killing thousands of people in Cambodia North Vietnam clouds to put down a political marker now presidents sentenced. Don't like to lose wars but realism needs to overtake that at some point and you need to say. Asu Commander in chief. What are we accomplishing in her? Her we killing people with purpose. But do you feel like has changed the most about Your understanding of Nixon. The more the record comes out the these butterfield documents in his stories stories and more tapes. They still haven't released all of the tapes. Believe it or not The story gets worse rather than better better. So maybe before we even get to Watergate in particular nineteen seventy one is the publication of the Pentagon papers. That's also the year he started at the Washington Post Straight. Could you describe and what the climate was like to be in journalism at that time and and already sort of what friction there was lies between the Nixon administration and the press it was substantial and you could feel it in the air head contempt for the press. Ask because they'd be. They seem to be after him. He also worried The people could find out who he really was. He was concealed legal person. At one point. He says In one of these tapes of the problem is we've been to open with the press and of course.
"nixon" Discussed on Can He Do That?
"Hi Can he do that listeners. I'm Alison Michael's my colleague. Lilian Cunningham created the presidential podcast back in two thousand sixteen to explore. We're in forty four episodes legacies and lies of each American president. And this week. We're sharing three of them. The stories of the three American presidents to to fees impeachment before President Trump episode. You're about to hear is about President Richard Nixon. He was the first and so far only person to to resign the presidency technically. He wasn't impeached but he left office. In nineteen seventy four when he realized he was about to be impeached for this episode. Louis interview journalist Bob Woodward yes the same Bob Woodward who helped break the Watergate story about Nixon's life his presidential traits. And what it was that led to his downfall downfall in office to hear more of episode than each of the American presidents checkout presidential on your favorite podcast platform or at washingtonpost dot com slash presidential the dental. Now here's the story of Richard Nixon the day he resigned he said I e called all of his aides and friends and family to the West Wing of the White House just before he left down the hill copter couple of hours before he actually left office through resignation and he he had his wife and daughters and son-in-law's there and it was a rambling talk about the grievances. He felt built. His mother wasn't treated right. His father was poor and then at one point he raised kind of with his hand. The and indicated. This is why I called you all here. And then he said always remember others may hate you But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them and then you destroy yourself. It was the heat that was the poison that destroyed him and his presidency and at that moment to his is credit he understood it. That's Bob Woodward one of the Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate Scandal Dole that brought down Nixon's presidency and William Cunningham also with the Washington Post and this is the thirty sixth episode would've presidential.