Is Fred Thompson the GOP’s “change candidate”? I can’t keep them straight. If so, he might consider re-branding, because in terms of the crony-ridden and extra-legal ways of the current administration, he fits right in:
Thompson tipped off the White House that the committee knew about the taping system and would be making the information public. In his all-but-forgotten Watergate memoir, “At That Point in Time,” Thompson said he acted with “no authority” in divulging the committee’s knowledge of the tapes, which provided the evidence that led to Nixon’s resignation. It was one of many Thompson leaks to the Nixon team, according to a former investigator for Democrats on the committee, Scott Armstrong , who remains upset at Thompson’s actions.