Famed journalist Bob Woodward came out swinging stating that “Trump firing Comey is not yet Watergate”, dismissing claims that the move was “Nixonian”. And he should know a thing or two about it…
Woodward appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss the firing and to compare the Trump presidency thus far and the Watergate scandal. There are still a lot of questions to be answered about a possible collusion between the U.S. and Russia, he stated “it is not yet Watergate”.
“Not a clear crime on the Russia issue,” he explained. “As Senator [Mark] Warner and others have said there are a thousand questions and they should be answered.”
“But there’s no evidence that President Trump, at this point, was somehow involved in collusion here.”
Woodward explained later in the interview that during Watergate, top Nixon advisors were admitting that Nixon had guided a campaign to steal secrets from political opponents, which is just not comparable to what has happened thus far during Trump’s presidency.