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Why We Shouldn’t Trust Trump’s Transcript

“House Judiciary Committee transcripts of some of President Nixon’s Watergate tape recordings differ extensively, and in many cases significantly, from the edited transcripts made public by the White House.”

New York Times, June 20, 1974

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John Dean: It Won’t End Well for Trump

“How does it all end? Not well for Trump. I’m not too good at the tea leaves, I don’t think anybody is. I just can’t believe that there isn’t something there on the Russia matter, with Trump doing all that he’s doing. He’s throwing every signal out that he’s got a problem, and he’s trying to make it go away. So that’s why I say I can’t imagine it ending real well for him.”

— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, in an interview with New York Magazine.

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Stone Gloats Over Comey Firing

“Somewhere Dick Nixon is smiling.”

— Trump confidant Roger Stone, quoted by the New York Times, on the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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Rather: Trump’s Russian Scandal Might Be as Big as Watergate

Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of Armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my opinion, but it is cascading in intensity seemingly by the hour. … And we may look back and see, in the end, that it is at least as big as Watergate. It may become the measure by which all future scandals are judged. It has all the necessary ingredients, and that is chilling.

Dan Rather