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unique_string 7 points ago +7 / -0

Really makes you wonder if Watergate was legitimate. The key witness in Watergate was an anonymous deepstate source (who later turned out to be FBI) leaking to The Washington Post. The whole "Watergate conspiracy" kicked off less than two weeks after FBI boss J Edgar Hoover's sudden unexpected death from reportedly natural causes.

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williammcfadden 4 points ago +4 / -0 (edited)

Watergate was an effort to find the leaks to the media using "plumbers." Nixon had no idea about the operation and was angered when he found out about it after the arrests. Then the burglar Howard Hunt threatened to spill all of his secrets about the whole "bay of pigs thing" (Kennedy) unless he got a million $. Nixon agreed to pay him out of his re-election fund for the security of the country, and then tried to keep the FBI out of the entire matter.

Obama weaponized the intelligence agencies to spy on the opposition political presidential campaign to cheat in the election.

No comparison.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/watergate/articles/050174-2.htm