Peter Daou, who is much younger than Rather, does not truly understand the import of Watergate:
Watergate does not "pale" in comparison except by those who do not understand what Watergate was all about. Hundreds of thousands of people died in southeast Asia simply because Richard Nixon wanted to get elected and re-elected and was willing to commit what amounted to treason to get it. Nixon was the absolute worst president in American history. Trump is nowhere near on that level yet. Stupidest president? Yes. Most incompetent? Yes. Most like a puppet of a foreign government? Yes. But not on Nixon's level of evil.
This administration is more like Warren Harding's--on steroids.
The only thing missing is Nan Britton.