President Trump finally admitted that “this is Nixon/Watergate.” But in his view of the circumstances Obama is playing the Nixon role and... someone else functioned as the “White House Plumbers.” At least, that appears to be the analogy. Thus far, White House aides have refused to clarify the metaphor.
A botched burglary, lies, cover-ups, abuse of power—all of these things culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon forty years ago. But history could have turned out differently if the scandal-ridden president had not made a fateful decision years earlier.
We'll probably never know the full truth of the Watergate crimes, because Nixon's men erased part of the audio evidence. What we do have are their notes—a trail that's run cold, even with advanced hyperspectral digging.
Instead of creating the usual steel turnstile, the Watergate's designers used the primordial liquid as a psychological barrier. Their logic: People won't like to get their clothes wet. Obviously, they don't live in NY summer and they wear pants.
A Hungarian political group has stolen a page out of Nixon's playbook by replicating the Watergate scandal. This situation is a little more dicey because the roles have been reversed and some more high-tech methods have been used. The opposing party in Hungary has now openly admitted to hacking into the servers of…