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October 3, 2019
Where is the Democratic senator who will play Howard Baker?
In the summer of 1974, the U.S. Senate held hearings to investigate what happened regarding the so-called "Watergate burglary." The operatives involved were Republicans and the media figures Democrats. During the televised hearings, many senators spoke out, but one who stood out in particular was the Republican Senator Howard Baker. Despite the fact that Richard M. Nixon, his own party leader and the sitting president, was being investigated, Senator Baker asked tough questions of the witnesses and tried to discover what really happened. Famously, he asked, "What did the president know? And when did he know it?" In many ways, Baker played a statesmanlike role in the proceedings. In the 2016 presidential campaign, there appears to be considerable evidence that the CIA and FBI, led by appointees of a Democrat president in conjunction with the Democrat candidate, spied on the Republican...(Read Full Post)