Comparing Donald Trump to Richard Nixon is unfair — to Nixon

Watergate was about a domestic political break-in. Kremlingate is far darker and more consequential.

Kremlingate, the scandal involving the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia, has already led to the firing of the FBI director, the appointment of a special counsel and hints that the president may fire the special counsel, too. Naturally this has prompted comparisons to Watergate. But the comparison is unfair — to Richard Nixon.

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