RUSH: Listen to Bob Schieffer here. You know, the Jurassic Park anchor from CBS? He used to be on Deface the Nation. He was on CBS This Morning. Gayle King (that’s Oprah’s BFF) said, “Hey, Bob, is it fair to compare Trump to Nixon?”
SCHIEFFER: There are many parallels, uh, to Watergate, but I have to tell you, I think all the way back to the, uh, Kennedy assassination to draw parallels. I was there, as you know. I have always felt if Lee Harvey Oswald had been put on trial, a lot of these conspiracy theories that are still circulating today would have been put at rest then. It is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump find a way to reassure the American people that these questions about Russia are not true, if that is his version. He’s gotta lay it all out. He’s gotta show ’em some proof. He’s gotta give ’em some reason to believe that these things are not true.
RUSH: That’s not how it works, Bob! For crying out loud, we’re now gonna compare this to the Kennedy assassination and Oswald? Who’s on the grassy knoll in this story? The Russian ambassador? Who’s up there? That’s why our justice system is the way it is. You cannot prove a negative! The accusers have to be the ones that prove it. Trump can’t prove anything! These clowns… How in the world can you have proof that you didn’t do something? That’s the whole point. The accusers have to prove it!
And, by the way, Bob, even if there had been a trial, there would still be conspiracy theorists. You know why, Bob? Because Oswald was a commie pinko SOB, and you people in the Northeast were never gonna stand pat for a communist assassinating JFK. You people were always gonna try to trigger this off on some wacko conservative group in Texas. In fact, I think that’s the birth of the modern era of the current crop of liberals. They could not abide the fact that a communist — they loved the communists back in ’59. A communist insulted their favorite president?
“No way, Mabel! That’s not gonna get a foothold.” So the day of the assassination, columns on the front page of the New York Times were trying to place Oswald as an extreme right-winger. He wasn’t! He was a communist. If there had been a trial and Oswald has been found… Well, they wouldn’t have allowed Oswald to be found guilty simply because he was a communist. But if he had been? Pfft! That wouldn’t have stopped any conspiracy theories. There would have been still been a bunch of wackos who said he was a fall guy.
But just this analogy alone!
“Trump has to prove there’s nothing to these allegations to shut down all this, otherwise the American people…? The American people need closure! The American people need to know that Trump didn’t do it!” How does he prove it, Bob? How would he prove it to you, Bob? What could Trump do to convince you? What would he have to say? What documents would he have to produce? What…? How would he prove it, Bob? He’s denied it every chance he’s got. You guys, who are alleging it, have yet to produce any evidence. It seems to me, Bob, that the onus is on all of you.