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Mission Creep

Trump’s new envoy to the Czech Republic reportedly beat and ‘kidnapped’ Martha Mitchell to cover up parts of Nixon’s Watergate scandal


ROUGH DIPLOMACY King’s allegedly violent treatment of Mitchell while attempting to cover-up the Watergate scandal were not raised during his confirmation hearing to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic.

AMERICAN PRESIDENTS HAVE A long history of awarding ambassadorships to colorful characters to thank them for campaign donations— roughly a third of U.S. ambassadors have no diplomatic experience beyond rounding up cash for candidates.

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