September 8, 1974

September 8, 2018 theFAULT 0

History.com: “In a controversial executive action, President Gerald Ford pardons his disgraced predecessor Richard M. Nixon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. Ford later defended this action before […]


In the Shadow of Nixon

May 9, 2017 theFAULT 0

In an historic move, Republican President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey amid the bureau’s ongoing investigation into the administration’s ties to Russia, The Atlantic reports. “The details are unlike anything that’s happened in American history—it […]


Those Who Do Not Learn History…

March 21, 2017 theFAULT 0

Two of the biggest Republican scandals of the last century were actually the result of pre-election crimes, according to AlterNet. “Watergate and Iran-Contra were, in part at least, extensions of the original crimes, which involved dirty […]


GOP: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

March 5, 2017 theFAULT 0

Parallels abound between the Russian scandal engulfing Republican President Donald Trump and Watergate, the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon four decades ago. But, as Jonathan Freedland writes, there is one important distinction between the two: “Nixon […]


“Monday Night Massacre”

January 31, 2017 theFAULT 0

In an act reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” over 40 years ago, Republican President Donald Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after her refusal to back-up his illegal Muslim ban. The Boston Globe […]