Like Nixon Before Him, Trump Uses SOTU to Call For An End to Investigations

CNBC: “President Donald Trump in his second State of the Union address to Congress echoed another embattled president, Richard Nixon, as he implicitly called for an end to the investigations plaguing his administration and his campaign.”

Said Trump, “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!”

“In his final State of the Union address in 1974, Nixon called for an end to the sprawling [Watergate] investigation by a special prosecutor and a special Senate committee that was then roiling his administration.”

“A week after Nixon’s speech, the House passed a resolution that authorized the Judiciary Committee to investigate his possible impeachment. Six months after that, Nixon resigned as the nation’s 37th president as he saw his impeachment was inevitable, and his conviction by the Senate more than likely.”

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