Impeachment process against Nixon was triggered after
a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at
the Watergate office complex in D.C. and the administration’s attempted
cover-up. The story of Russiagate that is now quickly unfolding also
involves the DNC, but this time the scandal centers on a foreign actor
with the allegation that “Russia meddled in the US election”.
By Nozomi Hayase: Political
corruption often leads to a constitutional crisis. The Watergate scandal
that took down Richard Nixon shook up American politics. Over four
decades later, we are now seeing another scandal associated with
campaign officials. Dubbed “Russiagate”,
a liberal media frenzy began over the claim of possible Trump campaign
collusion with Russia before and during the 2016 election. Now, new
intelligence intercepts reveal that Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed aspects of the Trump campaign with a Russian ambassador. With the initiative to impeach Trump put out there, are we approaching another Watergate moment?