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A Criminal Presidency

Thom Hartmann: If previous Republican presidents had been held to account for their crimes the way it appears Trump is about to be, Trump may well have not been as brazen in everything from his violations of the Hatch Act to the Espionage Act to his explicitly asking Vladimir Putin to intervene in the 2016 election. … Nixon’s double-dealing (reached out to the South Vietnamese ambassador offering inducements to pull out of the peace talks) … the Reagan campaign worked out a deal with the leader of Iran’s radical faction — Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini — to keep the hostages in captivity until after the 1980 presidential election … Read here