In June 2017, Jim Clapper was asked how the Russia scandal compared with Watergate. "I lived through Watergate. I was on active duty then in the Air Force. I was a young officer. It was a scary time," he replied. "I have to say, though, I think when you compare the two, Watergate pales, really, in my view, compared to what we're confronting now." I also lived through Watergate. I was a young attorney working for the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry into Richard Nixon. I listened to the tapes. I dug into all the evidence of Nixon's crimes. And I agree with Jim Clapper. What we are facing now -- an attack on our democracy by our principal foreign adversary, potentially aided and abetted by the President's own team -- is much more serious.
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 375