Nixon Impeachment – Supreme Court Order – July 24, 1974 The Minnesota Connection

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In the investigation leading up to President Nixon’s Impeachment, on August 9, 1974, Congress took various steps to uncover evidence leading to finding President Nixon guilty.

I want to credit Wikipedia for being the main source of this research material.

Following a subpoena from the Judiciary Committee, in April 1974 edited transcripts of many Watergate-related conversations from the Nixon White House tapes were made public by Nixon, but the committee pressed for full tapes and additional conversations.

Nixon refused, but on July 24, 45 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered him to comply.

On July 27, 29, and 30, 1974, the Committee approved three articles of impeachment against Nixon, for obstruction of justiceabuse of power, and contempt of Congress, and reported those articles to the House of Representatives. Two other articles of impeachment were debated but not approved. Before the House could vote on the impeachment resolutions, Nixon made public one of the additional conversations, known as the “Smoking Gun Tape”, which made clear his complicity in the cover-up. With his political support completely eroded, Nixon resigned from office on August 9, 1974. It is widely believed that had Nixon not resigned, his impeachment by the House and removal from office by a trial before the United States Senate would have occurred.

Nixon is one of only three U.S. presidents against whom articles of impeachment have been reported to the full House for consideration. The other two—Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998—were both impeached; however, both were also acquitted from all charges following a Senate trial, and thus allowed to remain in office. The impeachment process against Nixon is the only one resulting in the departure from office of its target.

The Minnesota Connection

In the “Smoking Gun Tape” which sealed Nixon’s fate, key evidence appeared explaining how the Watergate burglars were paid-

Kenneth H. Dahlberg

During the Watergate investigation by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, chronicled in All the President’s Men, Bernstein traveled to Miami to see Martin Dardis, the head investigator for Dade County District Attorney Richard E. Gerstein. Since most of the Watergate burglars were from Miami, the district attorney’s office had launched an investigation. Dardis showed Bernstein a photostatic copy of a cashier’s check for $25,000 that had been deposited into the bank account of a real estate firm owned by Bernard Barker, one of the Watergate burglars. The check was drawn on a Boca RatonFlorida, bank and was made out to Kenneth H. Dahlberg. Bernstein telephoned this information to Woodward who was back at the Washington Post in Washington, D.C.

Woodward telephoned Dahlberg [9] at home. At first, Dahlberg did not believe he was actually a reporter. He later called Woodward back and explained that his neighbor, Virginia Piper, had been recently kidnapped, [10] and it was an upsetting experience. Dahlberg told Woodward he had the check made out to himself while he was in Florida on business and did not want to carry that much cash around. Dahlberg could not explain how the check got into Barker’s bank account, but said it was given to either the Committee for the Re-Election of the President or Maurice Stans.

Dahlberg was the Midwest finance chairman for the Committee to Re-elect the President during President Richard M. Nixon‘s 1972 campaign. In 1968, he was the finance chairman for Clark MacGregor‘s unsuccessful Senate campaign in Minnesota. MacGregor was later appointed the head of the Committee to Re-elect the President in 1972, after former attorney general John Mitchell had resigned.

It was later learned that the $25,000 came from Dwayne Andreas, chief executive officer of Archer Daniels Midland, as an anonymous donation to the Nixon campaign. Woodward has said that finding Dahlberg’s check was a turning point in their investigation because it led to the discovery of how the Watergate burglars were financed through a money laundering scheme.[2]

Dahlberg was never charged with any wrongdoing in the Watergate scandal.[6]

 

Dahlberg received numerous awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Service Cross for leading a flight of 16 P-47 Thunderbolts (354th) against an attack of 70 German Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters on December 19, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. Dahlberg accounted for four enemy planes that day, but was himself shot down. He was rescued by Martin Dardis and four other American soldiers.[7] Many years after the war, both Dardis and Dahlberg became key figures in the Watergate scandal.[7]

Martin Dardis

 

During World War II, on December 29, 1944, Dardis was a gunner with the 468th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion in General George Patton‘s Third Army during the Battle of the Bulge.[6] After twelve hours, Dardis’s crew and that of another half-track had shot down four German aircraft with 37-mm cannons and .50 caliber machine guns, while pinned down by aerial bombing and artillery and small arms fire along the ArlonBastogne road, for which the other crew were awarded Silver Stars.[4][6] He and his comrades also rescued downed pilot Kenneth H. Dahlberg behind enemy lines;[2] Dahlberg almost shot Dardis before the airman realized he was friendly.[4] Their paths would cross again many years later.

As Gerstein’s chief investigator, in 1972 Dardis was tipped off about a connection between a Miami bank and Bernard Barker, one of the Watergate burglars who had been caught in the act inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building.[2] [3] A check for $25,000 had recently been deposited in Barker’s account. That check had been written by a major Republican fundraiser: Kenneth H. Dahlberg, the man Dardis had rescued in World War II.[2] [3] While Dahlberg was never accused of any wrongdoing, the money linked the burglars to Nixon’s reelection campaign. When Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein arrived at the state attorney’s office, Dardis passed along the information, which would eventually lead to the Watergate scandal and Nixon’s resignation in disgrace.[2] [3]

 

Fast forward many years later to today, July 24, 2019. Suddenly there has been a flurry of activity around the information discovered supporting the view that Omar married her brother. It is as if the Supreme Court demanded access to the documents and suddenly the information is pouring out over the media from all directions.

A leading critic of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says she may be the “most crooked politician in Minnesota history” and has filed a complaint demanding an ethics investigation. A similar complaint was filed a few weeks back as far as I understand it.

State Representative Steve Drazkowski, who has led the call for an ethics investigation into Omar, held a press conference at the Minnesota state capitol Tuesday morning.

Then another group also announced they had filed a similar complaint-

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it hand-delivered ethics complaint to Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics David Skaggs calling for a full investigation into potential crimes tied to allegations that Rep. Ilhan Omar may have married her biological brother.

“The evidence is overwhelming Rep. Omar may have violated the law and House rules.  The House of Representatives must urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing by Rep. Omar,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We encourage Americans to share their views on Rep. Omar’s apparent misconduct with their congressmen.”

In the words of investigative reporter David Steinberg: “The facts describe perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history.”

David Steinberg may just be considered the modern day version of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein who uncovered the Watergate Scandal, as he continues to investigate Omar’s history.

Glenn Beck on the The Glenn Beck Program 7/24/19 calls these very serious crimes and devotes much time discussing it. Glenn says they have spent time looking into the facts presented by David Steinberg and feels confident that this information can be considered “buttoned up” as he puts it. And in the interview with David Steinberg Glenn indicates that there is evidence she is married to her brother. There will be more detail on this at 5pm which I think is in the Eastern Time Zone on Blaze TV so if you want to watch it you can get details from the Glenn Beck Program I mention above. That would be shortly after I publish this Blog.

There is much more to say and more pieces of evidence which I want you to consider which I will continue to reveal on my next Blog.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

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Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Married to a South African, we lived in Johannesburg from 1979 to 1996. Made Aliyah with our seven children on Parshat Lech Lecha. BSB Accounting Degree from the University of Minnesota. Investment Portfolio Manager and Analyst. Served in the US Army Reserves Semi Retired spending quality time with my wife, children, grandchildren and attend Kollel while analyzing current events as they relate to Torah and Mitzvahs.
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