Hank  Adler

Presidential power was overruled by the high bench in July 1974, when President Nixon was ordered to turn over some audio tapes of his White House conversations, including the 'smoking gun' tape of June 23, 1972, that revealing the Watergate cover up.

Let’s be clear here. Most Americans wish we would have found and there had been no presidential cover up with Watergate. But, we did find out there was a cover up and that was something Americans needed to know about their President and his colleagues. Forty years later, most Americans hope there was no presidential cover up with Benghazi and there is not a sea of co-conspirators in the White House. Again, as in 1974, the only way we will find out what really happened is to have a Select Committee. If it turns up nothing, America will be well served. If it turns up something, America will be well served.

Ronald Reagan liked to say:

“Trust but verify.”


Hank Adler

Hank Adler is an Assistant Professor at Chapman University.

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