Re: Archibald Cox and Sam Dash
- "Mark Grossman" <Grossman_Research@h...> wrote:
> The media never reported that while he was Special Prosecutor, CoxWhile many of those that write our history like to blame Nixon in
> was meeting with leading anti-Nixon Democrats such as Ted Kennedy
> on a regular basis to plot strategy.
> Imagine if Ken Starr were meeting with Newt Gingrich to plot
> I am no defender of Nixon, but Cox clearly had an ongoing conflict-
> of-interest and he should have been removed as SC.
this particular instance in precipitating a "constitutional crisis,"
I think the blame should be layed squarely upon Cox along with Att'y
Gen'ls Eliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus for refusing to
follow a direct order of the President to discharge Cox. Those
actions were about as close to coup d'etat of a duly elected
President in the 20th Century (the complaints about the GOP doing
such with Clinton were hogwash). A great deal of thanks should be
given to Judge Robert Bork, who temporarily averted a complete
overthrow of the executive and preserved the President's authority
to conduct affairs of the state. For that, of course, was
an "inexcusable" (sic) act on Bork's behalf, and why he was repaid
in kind by the Democrats a dozen+ years later. Shame.