Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) took Rudy Giuliani’s Watergate comparison and turned it around to make the point that what Trump has potentially done is bigger and worse than Watergate.
RADDATZ: I want your reaction, just a short time ago, Rudy Giuliani said on Fox News that all of this is like Watergate.
SCHIFF: Well it is like Watergate in the sense that you had a break-in at the Democratic headquarters, in this case, a virtual one, not a physical break in, and you had a president as part of a cover-up, and here you have a president doing a different kind of cover-up.
You have a president peddling these falsehoods, and you have essentially people putting out propaganda like Rudy Giuliani to further than fiction. It is, I think, of a size and scope probably beyond Watergate, just not the Watergate the president is referring to.
Giuliani was trying to connect Watergate with Trump’s made up Spygate when he said on Fox News Sunday, “Nothing wrong with the government doing that. Everything wrong with the government spying on a candidate of the opposition party. That’s a Watergate, a Spygate. I mean — and without any warning to him.”
Adam Schiff took Rudy Giuliani’s Watergate comparison and turned it around to make his point that this president is worthy of investigation because, like Richard Nixon, he is engaged in a cover-up that is an effort to protect his presidency. Rudy Giuliani, or any attorney representing a president, should ever mention Watergate in connection with their client.
Rep. Schiff was right. What the Trump campaign did could be worse than Watergate, because they cooperated with a hostile foreign power to undermine US democracy to win a presidential election. That is worse than Watergate.
Schiff showed why the White Hosue better pray that Democrats don’t take back the House, because if he is in charge of the Russia investigation, Trump will be in for a world of hurt.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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