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You got it.
What brought Nixon down was not Watergate, but the attempted coverup.
What got Bill Clinton impeached was the perjury.
Being lied to is something EVERYBODY has reality on. The idea that Scientology is just a lying con is something that people can easily wrap their minds around.
Enthetan....YES, YES & YES! Thank you for adding examples.
Your list is perfectly illustrative of the point.
One of the most prolific murderers of the 20th Century, Al Capone, was able to play the US governments entire justice system and avoid prosecution. But...having lied about his income tax, he was sent away to prison for the remainder of his life.
Catching Scientology at it's crimes, likewise, is a rather formidable project. Catching them at lying, however, is somewhat like shooting ducks clams in a barrel.