October 1, 2022
Trump Corruption Beyond 'Even Nixon's Imagination': Woodward and Bernstein

Political reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have said that Donald Trump’s political corruption surpasses that of Richard Nixon, according to a new forward to their book All the President’s Men.

Woodward and Bernstein penned the foreword for a new edition of their landmark book, which was first published in 1974, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel on June 17, 1972, by operatives working for then-President Nixon. The investigation into the scandal, spearheaded by the two Washington Post reporters, eventually led to Nixon’s resignation in 1974.

The foreword, published by the Post on Sunday, summarizes the scandal and compares the corruption and deceit employed by Nixon to Trump’s presidency, in particular his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Ultimately, the reporters surmised that Trump’s corruption “exceeded even Nixon’s imagination.”

“Donald Trump not only sought to destroy the electoral system through false claims of voter fraud and unprecedented public intimidation of state election officials, but he also then attempted to prevent the peaceful transfer of power to his duly elected successor, for the first time in American history,” the pair wrote.

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