Dan Rather: Trump Threatening Mueller Close to Nixon During Watergate


On Thursday night’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former CBS “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather said President Donald Trump was threatening special counsel Robert Mueller during his interview with The New York Times. In the interview, the president said if Mueller’s Russia investigation looked into the Trump family finances, it would cross a red line. Rather said, “My experience over a lifetime covering prosecutors and the criminal justice system, is it is never a good idea to threaten a prosecutor, never mind a special prosecutor. Who can say where this goes? Every day we have something like this happens like The Time’s interview with all the rich material in it, it increases the possibility if not the probability that down the road somewhere there will be a Constitutional crisis. Certainly would be if the president decided to fire the special prosecutor, which you can’t read the interview and think he didn’t intend to be a threat. A threat to the attorney general, to the deputy attorney general, to the special prosecutor, this is unprecedented.  And the closest we have is the Nixon period of Watergate. And that didn’t turn out too well.” He added, ‘Well, I think what you have here