Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on What Watergate Can Teach Us about the Trump White House (Monkey Cage)

Andrew Rudalevige

President Trump’s alleged intervention with the FBI has prompted many to recall the Nixon era and the possible makings of a scandal “reaching Watergate size and scale,” remarked Sen. John McCain.

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, offers compelling insights into how the two situations compare and contrast, including the dueling lines: “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal” and “wholly appropriate.”

Read the article in the Washington Post political science blog, Monkey Cage.

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