Saturday, February 18, 2017

Garry Kasparov vs. Putin

Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent, MSNBC

I remember watching Garry Kasparov become World Chess Champion in 1985 at age 22.  Then in 1997 he was playing chess against an IBM computer and losing--the first human player to do so.

Today he appeared on MSNBC's AM Joy, speaking as one of the foremost opponents of Vladimir Putin and the author of Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped.

He lives in New York City now because he's #1 on Putin's list of persons to assassinate.

I remember watching John Dean, White House Counsel 1970-73, defend President Richard Nixon during the cover-up of the Watergate scandal. 

Today he too appeared on AM Joy, now drawing parallels between cover up of the Watergate break-in and cover up of 45's contacts with Russian spies during the 2016 election campaign and up to the present.

I never expected to see them both appearing on television in 2017 speaking against a Republican president's ties to Russian spies.  

It's now called Russiagate.

Dan Rather has said that Watergate was the biggest threat to constitutional democracy in the US--"until maybe now."

We need a full investigation--now.

As voters, we need to call our representatives and senators demanding a full investigation.

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