Legendary journalist Dan Rather says Donald Trump‘s relationship with Russia is too close for comfort and as developments continue to surface, could be as big as Watergate.
“Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now,” Rather wrote in a Facebook post.
“On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9,” Rather added. “This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my opinion, but it is cascading in intensity seemingly by the hour.”
Dan Rather’s thoughts come as a response to Mike Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser.
Flynn resigned after reports revealed he had not been honest when he denied discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the United States prior to Trump’s inauguration.
The Washington Post on Monday, in an article that prompted Flynn’s resignation, reported that then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates had informed the White House weeks ago that Flynn had not been honest to senior administration officials about his conversation with the Russian ambassador and may have made himself vulnerable to extortion by the Russian government.
Hillary Clinton‘s former campaign manager is calling for an investigation into Trump’s dealings with Russia prior to the inauguration.
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