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‘Trump has out-Nixoned Nixon’: Dan Rather reveals why the Ukraine scandal is worse than Watergate

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President Donald Trump’s latest scandal is worse than the Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign the presidency in disgrace, veteran journalist Dan Rather concluded on Thursday.

Rather, who worked as the White House correspondent for CBS News during the Watergate scandal, was interviewed on CNN by Don Lemon.

“The coverup, the tapes and a president under a cloud of impeachment. Is President Trump out-Nixoning Nixon?” Lemon asked. “This story has coverups at the highest levels, a secret store system for transcripts, potential abuse of power for political gains. Remind you anything?”

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“Certainly it’s reminiscent of the Watergate period the 1970s,” Rather replied. “But there is this big difference. We need to assess the gravity of the situation and at the same time remain calm. What’s different between what Richard Nixon did and what Donald Trump has already admitted to is this: it involves a foreign power.”

“The whole scandal of Watergate — the widespread criminal conspiracy led by the president of the United States — had to do with this country, it was all domestic,” he explained. “There wasn’t a foreign power involved.”

“I think Oscar Wilde said, ‘The truth is never pure and rarely simple.’ But here, on the basis of what we already know, we have a pure truth and it’s pretty simple,” he noted. “The president of the United States was conspiring with the leader of a foreign power to discredit one of the president’s political opponents and then there was a concerted effort in the White House — with others besides the president involved — to cover it up.”

“I do think President Trump has out-Nixoned Nixon,” Rather concluded.

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Fox News pundit: Tax returns ruling against Trump is ‘a win for him’ and ‘will help the president’

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Fox News pundit Katie Pavlich argued on Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling which opened the door for prosecutors to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns is actually "a win" for the president.

Pavlich made the remarks after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can request the president's tax records in a public corruption case.

"I think it's a win and a little bit of a loss for President Trump," Pavlich explained. "In the sense that he will now have to deal with a number of these issues and other presidents in the future will as well, whether they are valid requests for information or not and whether they are being made for political for reasons or for valid criminal investigations."

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Trump melts down on Twitter after his own Supreme Court appointees rebuke him on financial cases

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On Thursday, following the 7-2 rulings from the Supreme Court rejecting President Donald Trump's claims of absolute immunity in the New York tax returns and House financial oversight cases, the president took to Twitter to complain.

In the thread, Trump whined that he was being unfairly targeted by the Supreme Court decisions — which were joined by the two justices he appointed — and claimed he was a victim of "prosecutorial misconduct."

We have a totally corrupt previous Administration, including a President and Vice President who spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAIGHT...and nothing happens to them. This crime was taking place even before my election, everyone knows it, and yet all are frozen stiff with fear....

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WATCH: Raging New York man screams racial slurs as he chases Black woman’s car

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An upstate New York man was charged with a hate crime after he chased a Black woman and her boyfriend shouting racial slurs.

Athina Mitchell and Charles Wilkinson were looking for a new fishing spot they'd heard about Sunday in Plattsburgh when an angry white man approached their car shouting, reported WPTZ-TV.

"Here n*gger, n*gger, n*gger," the man said, as if calling to her like a dog.

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