Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned. The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself. First, the underlying crime in Watergate, […]

VIDEO: Pat Buchanan: Nation Focused on Russia Like Watergate in ’70s


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Newsmax TV’s “The Howie Carr Show” Americans are as focused on the Russia investigation “as they were on Watergate in the final days,” former Nixon aide Patrick Buchanan told Newsmax TV on Wednesday. “The lynch mob is almost as rabid now,” Buchanan, the former Republican presidential candidate told “The Howie Carr Show” in an interview […]

A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Who is the real threat to the national security? Is it President Trump who shared with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the intelligence that ISIS was developing laptop bombs to put aboard airliners? Or is it The Washington Post that ferreted out and published this code-word intelligence, and splashed the details on […]

Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre

Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre


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By Patrick J. Buchanan History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx. On publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon’s White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried “Nixonian,” comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre. Yet, the differences are stark. The resignations of Attorney […]

Pat Buchanan’s White House Battles

Pat Buchanan’s White House Battles


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By James Rosen at The National Interest… “I DID not understand then, nor do I now, why we did what we did,” writes Patrick J. Buchanan towards the end of Nixon’s White House Wars, the second of two volumes chronicling the decade he spent with the thirty-seventh president as a speechwriter, political adviser and confidant. […]

Nixon’s Revenge: The Fall of the Adversary Press


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Saturday’s White House Correspondents Association dinner exposed anew how far from Middle America our elite media reside. At the dinner, the electricity was gone, the glamor and glitz were gone. Neither the president nor his White House staff came. Even Press Secretary Sean Spicer begged off. The idea of a convivial […]

Will Putin Get a Pulitzer?

Will Putin Get a Pulitzer?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: “All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” The tale of the thieved emails at the Democratic National Committee […]

The Plot to Destroy Nixon

The Plot to Destroy Nixon


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In his new biography “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” Evan Thomas concedes a point. Richard Nixon, he writes, “was not paranoid; the press and the ‘Georgetown set’ really were out to get him.” Carl Bernstein’s review found Thomas’ book deficient in its failure to chronicle the “endemic criminality” of the Nixon […]

Liberal Elites Toppled Nixon

Liberal Elites Toppled Nixon


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By Patrick J. Buchanan – Opinion USA Today The left is today celebrating the 40th anniversary of the resignation of its most despised enemy in the 20th century. But though his fall is being hailed as a triumph of democracy, Richard Nixon was not brought down by any popular uprising. The breaking of his presidency […]

Printers Row Review: ‘The Greatest Comeback’ by Patrick J. Buchanan

Printers Row Review: ‘The Greatest Comeback’ by Patrick J. Buchanan


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By Scott Porch – Chicago Tribune Buchanan deals the story with a great deal of humility — without a single self-serving anecdote or discursion in the book — which makes “The Greatest Comeback” much more a balanced history than a me-me-me memoir…. In 1965, a young Patrick Buchanan corralled a washed-up Richard Nixon at a […]

40 Years Later, Still Trying to Define Presidential Power

40 Years Later, Still Trying to Define Presidential Power


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By Peter Baker – The New York Times Patrick J. Buchanan celebrates Nixon in “The Greatest Comeback,” recalling the 1968 election he won after his previous defeats…. Talk of impeachment is in the air. A handful of conservatives issue statements and sell T-shirts promoting an impeachment their party leaders consider a fool’s errand. Democrats beat […]