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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Note, however, that the Nixon pardon did not specify any crimes, but merely referred to any crime he has committed or may have committed. Thus, while we can say he was likely guilty of something, he did not really confess to anything in particular.
    We all know why Nixon was pardoned, it's pretty obvious that he knew what his men had done and then attempted to cover it up.

    He was as guilty as hell and everyone knows that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    We all know why Nixon was pardoned, it's pretty obvious that he knew what his men had done and then attempted to cover it up.

    He was as guilty as hell and everyone knows that.
    The point is that he was not convicted of anything. Americans understand that a person is innocent until proven guilty. You agree with this, right?

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    My answer was just a yes but the biased poll didn't give me that option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    My answer was just a yes but the biased poll didn't give me that option.
    Of course not, the poll and thread was just another in a long line of Trump Derangement Syndrome posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The point is that he was not convicted of anything. Americans understand that a person is innocent until proven guilty. You agree with this, right?
    He was not tried because he worked out a deal with Ford to pardon him before he resigned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The point is that he was not convicted of anything. Americans understand that a person is innocent until proven guilty. You agree with this, right?
    We understand what we understand. We aren't deciding anyone's official guilt, we are pontificating whether or not we believe in someone's guilt.

    I would never insult YOUR dignity by pardoning you for something that I know you would not have committed, good sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    He was not tried because he worked out a deal with Ford to pardon him before he resigned.
    The point remains that he was not tried. He was never found guilty. Do you agree that in the United States of America a person is innocent until proven guilty? If so, then Richard M Nixon died an innocent man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    He was not tried because he worked out a deal with Ford to pardon him before he resigned.
    I would imagine that it was discussed. Ford really was hurt by this, politically. His reasons were that he wanted the country to move forward and I absolutely believe this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The point remains that he was not tried. He was never found guilty. Do you agree that in the United States of America a person is innocent until proven guilty? If so, then Richard M Nixon died an innocent man.
    He was not innocent. He was guilty of quite a bit.....like most people.

    There is no due process in life. There is nothing hidden that shall not be made manifest.

    My ex was abusive to me and a child abuser. I can say that because I know it to be true. I will not reverse it nore back down from it. The courts can tell me not to (they haven't) and I would not stop telling the truth. I know what I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    There's no question that a president can plead the Fifth, just like any other person questioned under oath. Whether that gets him impeached is up to Congress.

    This is not a question subject to opinion.

    And how would that be an impeachable offense?

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