Dan Rather: Trump's 'Russia Scandal' Could Be Bigger Than Watergate
In the wake of allegations about the Trump administration's ties to Russia, Dan Rather says this could be a bigger scandal than Watergate.
The former host of CBS Evening News took to Facebook to react to the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and a New York Times report that alleges Trump aides were in contact with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.
He said Watergate, which brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon in 1974, was the biggest scandal of his lifetime, "until maybe now."
“On a 10 scale of Armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9,” Rather wrote. “This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my opinion, but it is cascading in intensity seemingly by the hour.”
He added that this scandal "may become the measure by which all future scandals are judged," calling for an independent investigation.
Rather's post quickly went viral and it has been shared more than 95,000 times.
Not everyone, however, agrees with his assessment.
No, the Flynn thing isn't 9/11, Watergate, or Iran-Contra. Get a freaking grip, media.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 15, 2017
Dear left: When everything is an outrage, nothing is an outrage. Flynn misleading Pence is a problem, it isn't Watergate.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 15, 2017
"Dan Rather" you're wrong. HRC's email scandal is bigger than Watergate, yet no screaming for justice from you.
— Frank (@Arr_Me_Matey) February 15, 2017
— Matt (@lukysuka) February 15, 2017
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