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Russia Story Morphing Into a Big Problem for Trump

Mike Allen says the Russia story “is going from fishy, to career-ending (Manafort, Flynn), to investigation-worthy, to FBI criminal probe, to a wide, Watergate-like scandal that could bring all of government to a halt.” “Watergate was a coverup of a [...]

‘There’s a cover up going on here’: Carl Bernstein spells out why GOP won’t investigate Trump

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Carl Bernstein, a previous investigative journalist on Watergate, joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper Wednesday night to comment on the ongoing Trump-Russia connection and the leaks coming out of the White House. Most recently, CNN reported possible new evidence suggesting President Donald...

Republican National Committee chief says Trump's hard line on immigration is no obstacle to GOP gains

Since the collapse of Richard Nixon’s presidency in the Watergate scandal 43 years ago, nothing has shaken the Republican Party more profoundly than Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House. He upended party orthodoxy with an agenda that drew a fiercely loyal following of white working-class voters,...

Carl Bernstein: ‘Richard Nixon was a far less dangerous man than Donald Trump’

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Former Richard Nixon White House Counsel John Dean and famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump over the FBI investigation into possible ties between the president’s campaign and Russia, concluding, as Bernstein argued, that there’s no “question there is a...

An important lesson on covering Trump from Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin’s book on the impeachment of Richard Nixon begins at the end: in the Federal Courthouse in Washington, DC, where five of the men behind Watergate were standing trial. After a tense wait, the jury reached a verdict, and reporters ran through the empty hallways to secure a place in the courtroom. It was […]

Analysis: FBI bombshell creates 'a big gray cloud' over Trump's White House

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Not since Watergate has a White House faced an FBI investigation of such potential consequence.        

John Herbers, Who Vividly Covered the Civil Rights Era for The Times, Dies at 93

Mr. Herbers reported on national affairs including racial violence in the Deep South, protests against the Vietnam War, the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the Watergate scandal.

An Inside Job: Lessons from Watergate for the Trump Era

Since much of the material being leaked about alleged connections between Trump and Russia involves classified national security matters, Trump can plausibly threaten to prosecute the leakers. And, unlike Nixon, Trump has a stalwart Republican majority in both houses of Congress. The post An Inside Job: Lessons from Watergate for the Trump Era appeared first on The Millions.

The Political Scheming Behind Jeff Sessions' Massive Prosecutor Purge

Click here for reuse options! Was last week's mass firing of U.S. attorneys just Trump paranoia—or an attempt to shut down an investigation? You would think that 40 years after Watergate, Republicans would be careful to not appear overtly political when it comes to the Justice Department. Show More Summary

Watergate icon takes aim at fake news at SXSW

Alternative reality? Sure. Alternative facts? Not so much.        

Trump ally Roger Stone suspended from Twitter after misogynist meltdown — and he’s still whining about it

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Roger Stone — the Watergate “dirty tricks” specialist and long-time GOP operative — is complaining that Twitter is oppressing his right to free speech by banning him for a misogynist meltdown last weekend. Daily Kos blogger Bo Gardiner called out Stone in a post dedicated to...

In its declarations about enemies and leaks, Trump presidency recalls the Nixon era

In his now-infamous Twitter accusation that President Barack Obama had ordered wiretaps placed on his telephones, President Donald Trump evoked President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. “How low has … Click to Continue »

There are three possible motives behind Trump’s latest rant — and they’re all terrifying

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Early Saturday morning, March 4, the 45th president of the United States alleged in a series of  tweets that former president Barack Obama orchestrated a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap Trump’s phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election. Trump concluded that the...

‘Last Week Tonight’ Host John Oliver Sees Russian Scandal As ‘Stupid Watergate

John Oliver has branded the brewing Russian scandal involving the administration of new Republican president Donald Trump “stupid Watergate.” In the latest episode of his award-winning Last Week Tonight show, Oliver argued things have...Show More Summary

Leahy Blasts Trump’s Allegations Against Obama

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who was elected during the Watergate scandal, told the New York Times that he had “never seen anything so outlandish, outrageous or incomprehensible” as President Trump’s claims that President Obama ordered illegal wiretaps. Said Leahy: “I’ve [...]

Report: Trump's assertion of Obama wiretapping may increase impeachment odds

President Trump's Saturday tweetstorm regarding Obama, wiretapping and the next Watergate could bring serious consequences. Read more...

‘Stupid Watergate:’ Is Donald Trump Just ‘Richard Nixon Without The Brains’?

We are 46-days into Donald Trump’s presidency. The first 100-days of a presidency are often referred to as a honeymoon period, but President Trump’s honeymoon is turning into the holiday from hell. Just weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump has had Executive Orders overturned by the courts. Show More Summary

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