Watergate Prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste On Nixon's Downfall And Trump's Russian Troubles

Jul 10, 2017

Today on “Political Rewind,” we take a deep dive into the summer of ’72 and the botched burglary that eventually toppled a president. Bill Nigut and the AJC’s Jim Galloway spend the full hour with Richard Ben-Veniste, chief of the special prosecutor’s Watergate Task Force.

From the break-in, to the Saturday Night Massacre, to the overall toll Watergate took on the country, Ben-Veniste shares his recollections of history. He also draws telling comparisons between the actions of Richard Nixon then and Donald Trump now. 

This article from The Atlantic offers more detail.