"Turns out 2020 is dropping some bonus tracks," Colbert said on Monday, lambasting Trump's leaked phone call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of Georgia.
The renowned lawyer Nick Akerman said the president could face up to five years in prison for a "whole series of activities that could qualify as tax fraud, not tax avoidance."
The Watergate journalist said Trump "is putting his own narrow presidential re-election efforts in front of the safety, health and well-being of the people of the United States."
We have a president who is obstructing justice before our very eyes, in real time. The fact that he is doing it in public does not make it any less of a crime—and the public should convict him for it at the ballot box.
The attorney general is in a bind. He cannot render truthful testimony to Congress about Geoffrey Berman's firing and other actions without risking self-incrimination—or else incriminating the president.
Trump has out-Nixoned Nixon. Barr has out-Nixoned Nixon's attorney general. And justice is too low a priority for the GOP to stand up to either of them.
Elizabeth Holtzman was on the House Judiciary Committee that adopted articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.
Jill Wine-Banks said, "No one who cares about democracy or the 2020 election thinks impeachment is moving too fast."
The impeachment inquiry heard from Ambassador Gordon Sondland and his testimony was a "tipping point," says former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman.
The former House Judiciary Committee member who voted to adopt articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon noted "deep similarities" with Watergate case.
Nick Akerman has rejected the GOP's argument that the impeachment accusations against President Trump were "hearsay"—he's jailed people for similar witness testimony.
Citing "Climategate" as a reason to avoid action on climate change has become a simple "tell": Those who do it are acting in bad faith.
The White House counsel during the Watergate scandal, John Dean, made the claim after the first public hearings with two witnesses.
The Watergate special counsel investigation found an 18.5 minute gap in Nixon's recorded phone calls, which Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe compared to gaps in the Trump-Zelenskiy memo.
Gov. Hogan's call to "get the facts" echoed his father, former Maryland Congressman Larry Hogan Sr., who spent hours in hearings and at home poring over evidence as the Watergate scandal unfolded and eventually broke with his party, voting to impeach then-President Nixon.
The historian related Attorney General William Barr to former Attorney General John Mitchell, who left the Justice Department to work on Nixon's re-election campaign.
"You'll have a very Democratic Senate next year," former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld said.
"We've never had a president of the United States who mortgaged our foreign policy interests," Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein added.
"Nixon was a patriot," J.W. Verret said. "Of all the crazy things he did, he never would have accepted help from a foreign power for his own personal interest in an election."
The unearthing of one of America's biggest conspiracies is still known as one of the best shows of investigative journalism in political history.
A recording from 1971 has emerged with the future U.S. president making a racial slur.
The veteran journalist said the situation challenged "whether our institutions are able to function in this country to deal with a president of the United States who is unique in our history, who has nothing but contempt for Democratic traditions and the rule of law."
Speaking about the Russia investigation and the Mueller report, McConnell, the Senate's majority leader, said it's "case closed," drawing criticism from Minority Leader Schumer.
Our federal criminal law applied to the the physical break-in at Watergate. But it doesn't work as clearly for the intangible documents stolen from the DNC.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been investigating whether the FBI abused FISA procedures in its targeted Russian-related surveillance operations, and his report is expected by June.
"One of the post-Watergate norms was that attorney generals did not serve as the president's personal counsel," said John Dean, who served as White House counsel to President Richard Nixon.
Pointing to Trump's efforts at "shutting down enemies" and "trying to suppress stories," as well as the president's allegations that a so-called "deep state" and the media were aligned against him, Elliot Williams compared the current administration to that of former President Richard Nixon.
During a segment on MSNBC's "The Beat," Nick Ackerman told host Ari Melber that today's ruling could pressure Manafort to "tell the truth."
Watergate journalist Bob Woodward said Trump "does not know what his self-interest is," often refusing to heed the counsel of his close advisers trying to steer him through issues, crises and scandals.