WATCH: Rachel Maddow HAMMERS Trump, Explains Why Comey Firing Is A Cover-Up Like Watergate | THE POLITICUS

WATCH: Rachel Maddow HAMMERS Trump, Explains Why Comey Firing Is A Cover-Up Like Watergate

Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of Richard Nixon, and Rachel Maddow perfectly demonstrated that fact on Tuesday night.

Earlier in the day, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, sparking outrage across the country and raising further suspicions about Trump’s Russia scandal.

For months, the FBI has been investigating Trump’s collusion with Russia during the 2016 election. Clearly, Trump didn’t like how the investigation was turning out for him so he interfered by firing the man in charge of the agency, thus obstructing justice and impeding a federal investigation.

In other words, Trump is still desperately trying to cover up his crimes and why this smacks of Watergate.

Maddow began by pointing out that Nixon discussed with his chief-of-staff how to cover up his administration’s involvement in the Watergate scandal. First, Nixon refused to cooperate. Then he tried to intimidate the special prosecutor, Archibald Cox, into backing off. When Cox refused, Nixon had him fired.

This was the beginning of the end of Nixon’s downfall.

“Fire the investigators, sure,” Maddow said. “Nixon proved you can do that. But Nixon also proved the consequences of doing that, in the end, for a president who has something to hide.”

And then she proceeded to lay out the ever-growing Russia scandal. The FBI questioned Michael Flynn soon after Trump took office. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned Trump about Flynn and he fired her soon after. Trump lackey Devin Nunes then tried to help Trump cover up the scandal and was forced off the investigation. House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz then picked up the investigation and announced he would be leaving Congress soon after Trump refused to hand over documents pertaining to Michael Flynn’s involvement in the scandal. And now, Trump has fired Comey, presumably to put someone in place who will shelve the investigation.

Here’s the video via YouTube.

In short, Donald Trump is actively engaged in a cover-up and Republicans in Congress are aiding and abetting him.

A special prosecutor and independent committee must be named to take over this investigation from Congress. Clearly, Republicans are unwilling to do their jobs. For eight years, they persecuted President Obama and his administration by investigating anything and everything. But now that a Republican is in the White House committing real scandals, they don’t want to do anything about it.

Trump should not be allowed to get away with this cover-up. But he will unless the American people rise up and demand that Congress act. It’s time for Trump and his corrupt administration to be impeached. And unlike Nixon, Trump should not be given a pardon for his crimes. He should be put behind bars where he belongs.

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