3 days ago · Juan Williams asked Jason Chaffetz on “America’s Newsroom” if his support for the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the recusal of other DOJ officials from the Trump-Russia probe is basically a call for a Nixonian “Saturday Night Massacre.”
Feb 01, 2018 · Putin’s Saturday Night Massacre: He got Trump and the GOP to sell out America. Putin’s KGB-inspired maneuvering has all the earmarks of a carefully planned, professionally executed war game.
Jan 16, 2018 · What did the president do when he felt the walls closing in? How did the country respond? And what did it feel like when people finally got to hear tho
The political conflagration that followed the “Saturday Night Massacre”—as the dramatic events of Oct. 20, 1973, soon became known—forced Nixon to retreat; to agree to the appointment of another special prosecutor, and to release the evidence Cox had sought.
The firing of Richardson, Ruckelshaus, and Cox was immediately dubbed the “Saturday Night Massacre” by the press. Nixon was heavily criticized at the time and began the downward spiral to his resignation on August 8, 1974.
If either man had gone, it could have set off a replay of the Saturday Night Massacre. Trump offered three rationales for firing Mueller, the Times reported: First, he claimed that a dispute years ago over fees at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., had prompted Mr. Mueller, the F.B.I. director at the time, to resign his membership.
“Saturday Night Massacre” is the seventh episode of Season 4, it premiered August 3, 2014.
Aug 07, 2018 · The one night that changed President Nixon’s fate has stuck with us as a reminder of the limits of presidential power.