Hillary Clinton's alleged penchant for secrecy and paranoia has recently drawn repeated unfavorable comparisons to one of the most infamous characters in US politics: former President Richard Nixon. Todd Purdum wrote a lengthy Politico piece on the supposed similarities between the two that was published on Saturday.
APDemocrats are using the word "Watergate" to describe the latest developments in the Russia-related firestorm casting a cloud over the White House in the early days of President Donald Trump's administration.
Elected officials and party operatives have used language related to the scandal that sank Richard Nixon's presidency, and even mentioned it outright.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — The White House demanded on Sunday that Congress investigate whether former President Barack Obama abused his executive powers in connection with the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump levelled that claim on Saturday when he accused his predecessor of tapping telephones at Trump Tower. But Trump offered no supporting evidence, a spokesman for Obama denied the claim as “simply false” and lawmakers in both parties asked for proof.
President Trump on Saturday morning alleged that his predecessor Barack Obama had “wired tapped” the Trump Tower before Election Day, tweeting the accusation without however providing evidence so far.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” he wrote.
In a report demonstrating the collapse in diplomatic relations between the current and previous president, the WSJ wrote overnight that rapport between Barack Obama and Donald Trump has "unraveled" with Trump "convinced that Mr. Obama is undermining his nascent administration" while Obama is "furious" over Trump tweets accusing him of illegal wiretapping. The WSJ notes that after shaking hands on Jan.
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather slammed the Trump administration on Tuesday evening for its association with former national security adviser Mike Flynn, claiming "this Russia scandal" might end up being as "big as Watergate."
President Donald Trump spent the weekend at “the winter White House,” Mar-a-Lago, the secluded Florida castle where he is king. The sun sparkles off the glistening lawn and warms the russet clay Spanish tiles, and the steaks are cooked just how he likes them (well done). His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner – celebrated as calming influences on the tempestuous president – joined him. But they were helpless to contain his fury.
Nearly 40 years after Richard Nixon was forced out over Watergate, an exhibit aiming to give an unbiased account of the scandal has finally opened in the ex-president's birthplace.But not everyone is entirely happy in Yorba Linda, the California town where "Tricky Dick" was born and is laid to rest next to his beloved wife Pat in the sun-dappled grounds of the Nixon library and museum.