Dan Rather posted on Facebook that he believes the “Russia Scandal” that the media is trying to pin on President Trump could be bigger than Watergate.
“Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now,” Rather wrote in a Facebook message that quickly went viral.
“On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9,” added Rather, who won acclaim for his coverage of Watergate as a White House correspondent. “This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my opinion, but it is cascading in intensity seemingly by the hour.”
Let’s think about this for a moment.
We have 1 resignation which was that of Lt. General Flynn as National Security Adviser. However, Flynn didn’t break any laws. He resigned because he didn’t reveal the entire fact set to Vice President Pence. Other than that, we have scant evidence of any Trump cabinet members having a relationship with the Russians at all. There are plenty of news stories alleging such with unnamed sources, but does anyone take that seriously?
Watergate produced the following:
The final toll included:
- one presidential resignation
- one vice-presidential resignation – although Agnew’s crimes were unrelated to Watergate
- 40 government officials indicted or jailed
- H.R. Haldeman and John Erlichman (White House staff), resigned 30 April 1973, subsequently jailed
- John Dean (White House legal counsel), sacked 30 April 1973, subsequently jailed
- John Mitchell, Attorney-General and Chairman of the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP), jailed
- Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy (ex-White House staff), planned the Watergate break-in, both jailed
- Charles Colson, special counsel to the President, jailed
- James McCord (Security Director of CREEP), jailed
There is no comparison here but liberals will surely push the comparison. If they do, show them this post and tell them to relax.