Democrats in 1973 were facing the prospect of impeaching a president who had just been re-elected in a landslide with a 65 percent approval rating. This time is not anywhere near that one. And the Mueller report is not the Starr report. Get on with it.
Nixon's stone wall crumbled under pressure from the public, Congress and the courts, and its rubble formed the foundation for an article of impeachment.
Joy Reid discusses Nancy Pelosi's statement that Trump may not give up power unless he loses in a landslide, and what lessons Democrats should learn from the Watergate era with her panel, Midwin Charles, Cynthia Alksne, Jill Wine Banks, E.J. Dionne and former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman.
Nixon and Reagan tried too, and the ruse failed miserably. Just like Trump.
"Maybe it accurately reflects what's in the Mueller report. Maybe it's something that is a gloss that's intended to make it took more pro Trump than it is," presidential historian Michael Beschloss said.
Side by side, so-called president sounds very much like Tricky Dick. Without the EPA or successful Asian trip.
The DOJ is relying on a 1973 memo written during the Nixon administration on whether a president can be indicted. Rachel Maddow asks for analysis - by the people who were there.
"There has not been anything like the kind of stench of corruption around one president than there has been around this president. Richard Nixon had nothing on this," Jeffrey Toobin said.
Republicans turned to small donors as a serious source for cash after Watergate. Now they're scrounging for money again.
"Have Donald Trump and Trumpism and fanatical Trump voters so unbalanced the United States of America that the law does no longer apply to the president of the United States?" he asked.
- 1 of 15