McCain compares Trump scandal to Watergate


He then piled on by tweeting out a threat to Comey should he leak information to the media.

Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., says he too wants more details, but he also notes that Trump's standing with South Carolina Republicans has "actually grown". The attempted manipulation of justice is, in both cases, the more serious crime. The cynicism that affects the news media is, like I said, unhealthy, and it can plague news consumers. His dependence on partisanship remains a pillar of his political strategy. In fact, one of the reasons Richardson resigned was that he promised Congress that he wouldn't use his authority to can the Watergate special prosecutor, except for cause.

"I think this is a potentially more risky situation than Watergate and we're at a very unsafe moment", the journalist told CNN. They told him he had lost his support in Congress. His recklessness worries them and, after all, he imposed himself on the Republican party - he isn't of it, and has few diehard allies in it.

He views President Trump's troubles now through a similar lens. But nowadays, the 78-year-old ex-lawyer travels worldwide to present lectures on presidential abuses of power and promotes the four books he has written about Watergate.

In recent days, Fox News has been working hard to blame the media, saying it is blowing this story out of proportion. Stuart Symington of Missouri, leaked Walters' comments nearly immediately and followed up the next day with a news conference in which he spelled out Walters' claims in greater detail. "I think a lot of people are going to get hurt".

"Having served as Assistant Minority Counsel to the late Senators Howard Baker and Fred Thompson, it borders on the absurd to hear the comparisons from a gaggle of politicians and pundits between Watergate and the firing of the FBI Director by President Trump".

For now, the rest of the Republican wall is holding tight, which has helped Trump survive before. And that's what we are seeing today. The White House won't confirm or deny whether there are any tapes of the president's conversations in the Oval Office. That tactic worked well in the campaign, during which voters could barely keep up with every new Trumpism. These things take time.

But Trump isn't just echoing Nixon's staff. Then came Trump's own admission, to NBC's Lester Holt, that "regardless of recommendation", he was going to sack Comey, a contradiction of his own letter.

Flynn was part of that Russian Federation investigation.

A battle ensued over the release of tapes recorded after the break-in.

"No one is immune to the threat of North Korea", she told reporters before emergency closed-door consultations by the U.N. Security Council on the North's weekend ballistic missile launch, which experts said demonstrated a significant technological jump with the rocket flying higher and for a longer period of time.

Conservative commentator Bill Kristol, founder of the Weekly Standard, responded by Twitter: "If @reallDonaldTrump really believes it's a witch hunt, he can end it". How can world leaders and others who talk to Trump trust that they are secure in their conversations?

Americans can't assume that the system will work. "And while he made those mistakes, the (fatal) mistake was covering it up and trying to hide it", Young said.