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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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This pro-Trump pastor is now praying for impeachment after watching Republicans ‘sell their souls to the devil’

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A conservative Florida pastor says he has prayed for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The outspoken and frequently controversial Rev. O’Neal Dozier voted for Trump in 2016 and thanked God for his victory during a GOP event shortly after the election, but he has turned on the president and the Republican Party, reported the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.

“The Republicans are selling their souls to the devil and disgracing themselves to maintain their seats in Congress,” Dozier wrote in the South Florida Times. "Many of these Republicans are confessed Christians, who are violating the tenets of their religion in the support of President Trump."

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OANN anchor goes down in flames for reporting Christopher Columbus saved natives with Christianity

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One America News Network anchor Liz Wheeler took on history this week when she suggested that Christopher Columbus actually ended atrocities against Native Americans by bringing Christianity to America.

In a series of eye-popping tweets on Monday, Wheeler decided to celebrate Columbus Day by whitewashing the explorer's legacy.

"Christopher Columbus didn't commit genocide," she wrote. "Within 200 years of Columbus's arrival, 95% of the 20M Native Americans died... from disease. Smallpox, flu, tuberculosis, malaria, plague, measles, cholera."

"Tragic, definitely. But mass murder by Columbus? Not even close," Wheeler added.

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Trump’s latest rage tweet blows up in his face as ‘Impeach the Pres’ becomes top trending Twitter topic

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again attacked House Democrats' impeachment inquiry -- but his attack immediately boomeranged after it resulted in the phrase "Impeach the Pres" becoming the top trending topic on Twitter.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday afternoon, Trump argued that Democrats can't possibly impeach him because of the strength of the American economy.

"MORE PEOPLE WORKING TODAY IN THE USA THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY!" the president wrote. "Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat! Impeach the Pres."

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