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BBC just compared Trump to Watergate saying: The row over the US attorney general’s denial that he met a Russian official when he had in fact done so is leading to comparisons with the most notorious political scandal in US history – Watergate. Naturally it didn’t end there as you’ll see in the following snippets.
But are there really parallels between the Trump administration’s alleged links to Russia and what happened 45 years ago?
One similarity is that the DNC, the target of the Watergate break-in, was also targeted in last year’s US election campaign, when emails were stolen and leaked.
US intelligence agencies say Russia was behind the DNC hack, though Russia denies any involvement.