Saturday, October 05, 2019
Bob Woodward told a packed room of about 200 students and faculty at Whitworth University his career almost ended with a mistake made in his early days at the Washington Post. Woodward was reporting that a prestigious hotel's cafe had failed a health inspection, but an editor told him to actually go to the coffee shop. When he got to the hotel, he recalled, he asked, "Where's the coffee shop?" And the answer was, "We don't have one."
Using that as a cautionary tale, the 76-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner quickly pivoted from that nearly libelous report to the current occupant of the White House and to his belief that "Trump's actions have not yet risen to the level of those that drove President Richard Nixon from office." But, "it gets more serious each day," Woodward said. Because of hyper partisanship on both sides of the aisle, "Impeachment [in} the House, is almost certain," Woodward predicted. "But then there's a trial in the Senate."
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