I’m pretty sure the Trumps didn’t see this one coming…
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward are largely credited with ousting Nixon due to their coverage of Watergate.
Woodward and Bernstein’s coverage of Watergate remains a high-water mark of journalistic achievement and still serves as monument to why freedom of the press should be taken seriously by all Americans.
Bernstein was asked on CNN’s Reliable Sources what we know, what we don’t know, and what are the unanswered questions.
Bernstein said, “We still don’t know what this cover-up is about. We know there is a cover-up. We know that people in the White House — including the President of the United States — have been lying, that his family has been lying. And, at the same time, we cannot make an assumption of guilt of either obstruction of justice or collusion.
What we have seen in this latest episode is the willingness of Trump’s family to be open to subversion of the American electoral process by a hostile foreign power. That, in itself, is an extraordinary story — an extraordinary acknowledgment, really, by the Trump family here that it was willing to do that. As we see this willingness in the statement itself, in the email of Donald Trump Jr.”
He went on to stress the importance of the media that we’re early in the investigations. He encouraged reportage only on what is known, never what is unknown.