Trump is Mirroring Nixon’s Final Days


In this Washington Post article, historian David Greenberg explains how president Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, in its gravity, can be likened to the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon’s serial abuses of executive power: “[Comey’s firing] plainly violates the democratic norms that have long governed the use of presidential power, and bears Nixonian overtones. With Trump mirroring Nixon’s brazen high-handedness, the most pressing question is whether Republicans in Congress will muster the same courage and integrity Republicans did after Watergate.”