As Russiagate limps on into the summer of 2020, CNN, the ire of Donald Trump, is about to celebrate its 40th birthday on June 1st. What Russiagate wants to be is Watergate, the 1972 investigation into Nixon that revealed a botched burglary, a massive cover up, and knocked Nixon and the Republican party off the presidential perch until 1980. While Russiagate has proved rather empty in comparison, if one were to compare the rises of Donald Trump and Richard Nixon instead of their falls, there are some striking similarities in the events which lead up to their ascent. …

Mike McCubbins

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