Episode #179: Too Soon?
There has been no shortage of comparisons between President Trump and his firing of FBI Director James Comey with what happened during Watergate. But Tom Davis, the former Republican congressman from Virginia who knows the thinking inside the GOP, says we have a way to go before such linkages can be made.
But just in case people forget what Watergate — or more specifically the Saturday Night Massacre — was all about, we’re re-running an interview with William Ruckelshaus, the deputy Attorney General in 1973 who was fired by President Nixon because he refused to get rid of Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate crimes.
It’s an unexpected end to the political career of Ed Murray, the previously popular mayor of Seattle who has been accused — the list is now up to four — by those men who said they were sexually abused by Murray back in the 1980s. The Seattle Times‘ Dan Beekman and Jim Brunner explain what’s going on.
And we go back to May of 1985, when Philadelphia police department, in a continuing battle with members of the black liberation group called MOVE, decided to drop a bomb on the group’s headquarters, resulting in the deaths of 11 people, including five children. Linn Washington, a professor at Temple University, shares his memories of the tragedy.
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