Fiery Ed Henry Battles DNC Adviser Over WH's 'Repeated Lies' About Russia Contact
Wednesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas debated Ed Henry over the contention that Trump administration officials' alleged connections to Russia are "bigger than Watergate."
"We know that a foreign government (Russia) has injected itself in our elections," Petkanas said. "Trump campaign senior officials were in communication with... the Kremlin."
Petkanas, director of the DNC's Trump "war room", continued, calling for an "independent transparent investigation" of the extent of the alleged scandal.
He cited alleged "repeated lies" from the Trump administration.
In addition to the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Petkanas said the departure of another former aide should be examined.
He said that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort resigned his post because the FBI was closing in on him because he allegedly coordinated with Russian entities, a claim to which Henry disagreed.
Henry pointed out that nearly 70 people were charged in the Watergate scandal, including top Nixon officials like Attorney General John Mitchell, Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman and advisers John Ehrlichman and Howard Hunt.
Nothing to that extent has occurred in the Trump White House, Henry said.
Petkanas said the frequency of the administration officials' contact with Russia and the seniority of the aides is troubling.
"He has attacked NATO and the European Union," Petkanas said, "he is playing into Vladimir Putin's playbook."
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