Whoops. That's exactly what Republicans were saying when the FBI and newspaper investigators were closing in on President Richard "I am not a crook" Nixon for covering up the Watergate break-in by his operatives. Republican defenders of Nixon described it as merely a third-rate burglary and said investigating it would be a waste of time because nothing illegal or untoward happened.
November 20, 2012
"It's not Watergate. It's a political witch hunt, designed to embarrass and discredit the newly re-elected Obama."
"It's a lot of Republican claptrap, another one of those conspiracy theories created out of thin air."