Monday, April 3, 2017

The Watergate-sized scandals rocking the Trump and Obama administrations

NYPOST by Micheal Goodwin -- 

Just when you thought Washington couldn’t get worse, we’re swamped by sensational headlines and breathless reports about Russia, wiretaps and criminal leaks of classified material.

Throw in a leading congressman’s late-night meeting at the White House, and it all has the feel of a second-rate movie plot. But don’t you dare tune out, because we are witnessing an unprecedented event: two potential Watergate-sized scandals involving two presidents are emerging simultaneously.

Did Donald Trump collude with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton? Did Barack Obama politicize law enforcement and intelligence-gathering to spy on Trump and destroy his presidency?

Those are extraordinary questions, all the more so because the race to answer them is happening on parallel tracks. The usual partisanship has become a winner-take-all war to paint the other side’s president as guilty of un-American conduct.

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