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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Im not a Watergate expert, but my thinking is that there was too much evidence and testimony against Nixon. The tapes sealed the deal.

    After the tapes revealed what they did...there was no other way out.
    That's why Pat Buchanan urged him to destroy the tapes, but Nixon's own ego eventually led to his downfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Nixon could have survived Watergate, had he burned the tapes.

    Trump could probably survive the Mueller investigation, if someone took a sledgehammer to his smart phone.
    it's more likely Trump will survive because this congress will let him. Nixon was a lot smarter than Trump all around. It's not just his twitter tantrums. It's the cumulative effect of it all; everything. Trump essentially admitted to obstruction during a televised interview. That , plus what the public already knows otherwise looks pretty bad. His so-called legal team is unraveling before our very eyes. I haven't seen a legal team so outmatched since Marsha Clarke against the "dream team".

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    it's more likely Trump will survive because this congress will let him. Nixon was a lot smarter than Trump all around. It's not just his twitter tantrums. It's the cumulative effect of it all; everything. Trump essentially admitted to obstruction during a televised interview. That , plus what the public already knows otherwise looks pretty bad. His so-called legal team is unraveling before our very eyes. I haven't seen a legal team so outmatched since Marsha Clarke against the "dream team".
    Can you give me one good reason why any attorney worth his or her salt would agree to represent Donald Trump in this case? I'm not surprised that his legal team is so damned dysfunctional. They are the best that Trump's (and the RNC's) money could buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Expressing an opinion is fine. I think if it gets to court, the question to be answered is whether your boss saying "it would be nice if "X" happened" is just casual conversation or a de facto order.
    And if you fire him when he doesn't do it, that tends to suggest the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HadEnough2 View Post
    If Trump's lawyers were smart they'd tell Trump to keep his Pie Hole shut.
    They have. But Trump is notorious for not taking good advice.

    The trick is to 1) take his money, 2) provide competent counsel, and 3) don't break the law yourself. Everything else is out of a lawyer's hands.

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    Is there any possibility that Mueller can drag this out till past the 2018 election where there is at least a chance that the Democrats could take over the House? That would change things a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Can you give me one good reason why any attorney worth his or her salt would agree to represent Donald Trump in this case? I'm not surprised that his legal team is so damned dysfunctional. They are the best that Trump's (and the RNC's) money could buy.
    His money is green and there's lots of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Nixon could have survived Watergate, had he burned the tapes.

    Trump could probably survive the Mueller investigation, if someone took a sledgehammer to his smart phone.
    Very well said, NS!!

    Seems the "truth" is all relative, unless and until, the truth catches up with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Is there any possibility that Mueller can drag this out till past the 2018 election where there is at least a chance that the Democrats could take over the House? That would change things a lot.
    The average length of a special counsel's investigations is about 3.5 years.

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