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Tom Brokaw: What Trump and Nixon Share

PRESIDENTS NIXON AND TRUMP HAVE SOME NOTABLE DIFFERENCES, BUT THEY ALSO SHARE SOME STRIKING SIMILARITIES.

It’s not often that while watching a congressional hearing on television a French expression pops into my mind. But as a veteran of Watergate, the appearance of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, before a House committee last week sent me to the dictionary to look up “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — “the more things change, the more they stay the

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