Journalist Bob Woodward said President Trump firing James Comey “is not yet Watergate,” seemingly not buying the claims that Trump’s move was “Nixonian.”
Woodward, who did much of the original investigative reporting on Watergate, joined Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss comparisons between the Trump presidency thus far and the Watergate scandal.
While there are a lot of questions still to be answered about potential collusion between the United States and Russia, he said, it “is not yet Watergate.”
“Not a clear crime on the Russia issue,” he explained. “As Senator [Mark] Warner and others have said there are a thousand questions and they should be answered.”
“But there’s no evidence that President Trump, at this point, was somehow involved in collusion here.”
Woodward explained later in the interview that during Watergate, top Nixon advisors were admitting that Nixon had guided a campaign to steal secrets from political opponents, which is just not comparable to what has happened thus far during Trump’s presidency.