Words of Wisdom by Senator Patrick Leahy

Words of Wisdom by Senator Patrick Leahy March 24, 2019

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) made what I think are some wise statements today. He and many others are calling for Attorney General William Barr to released the entire Mueller report of his investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump or his associates and Russians concerning the 2016 presidential election which he just submitted to Barr yesterday.

Leahy spoke in the context of President Nixon resigning the presidency back in 1974 due to the Watergate break-in and his attempts to lie about it and coverup the investigation about it. Nixon tried to prevent the Butterfield tape recordings of Nixon being made public. It went to the Supreme Court and Nixon lost. It was the last thing that brought Nixon down. Leahy said,

“Those years serve as a reminder that a democracy hidden from the people is no democracy.” Leahy meant that refusing to make public the entire Mueller report would be like preventing the Nixon tapes from being made public, which would be no democracy.

Leahy also said, “The truth has a way of coming out in the end. If Nixon taught us anything it is this: the harder the attempt to conceal the truth, the harder the fall.”

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