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.
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."
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.
After nearly a week of eerie silence in which Trump ignored the topic of "leaks" to the press by various US agencies, most notably the FBI, in his first tweets of the day the president reverted to one of his biggest peeves in recent weeks, namely how the "enemy" press continues to get inside scoops into his administration, and tore into the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. — In the hours after President Richard Nixon delivered his first major national address about Watergate, two future presidents called him to express their private support, according to audio recordings released Wednesday.
The April 30, 1973, calls with Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were captured on a secret recording system that Nixon used to tape 3,700 hours of conversations between February 1971 and July 1973.