Rachel Maddow's Thursday program contained a "Bagman" epilogue about Spiro Agnew and the Saudi family still in power today that seemed right at home with today's headlines.
The DOJ is relying on a 1973 memo written during the Nixon administration on whether a president can be indicted. Rachel Maddow asks for analysis - by the people who were there.
News of the day, this day in History for October 11, 1973 - fallout from the Agnew resignation. Also, the continuing Middle East War with Israeli troops headed for the outskirts of Damascus. The Oakland A's win the American League Pennant to go against the Mets in the World Series.
News of the day for September 26, 1973 - The Spiro Agnew Bribery Case goes forward. House rejects Agnew bid for investigation paving the way for a Grand Jury Trial. Agnew adamant about not quitting. Beef prices go down, ranchers not happy. Watergate hearings shift to aspects of Dirty Tricks, Nixon aide Pat Buchanan testifies, after refusing subpoena. Willie Mays retires from Baseball and Italian film icon Anna Magnani dies as 65.
The week of September 28th saw Spiro Agnew under investigation for financial improprieties, facing impeachment and denying everything.
(Spiro Agnew - the 1972 concept of Federalism would roll eyes now) (Gordon Skene: My apologies for not posting the past week. Due to circumstances
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(VP Spiro Agnew - ran around threatening revoked FCC licenses) At the height of the war between the White House and the Media, The National Press C