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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

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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.
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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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