James Fallows writing for The Atlantic suggests that the Comey Affair is much worse than the Watergate scandal during the Nixon era.
"And what is alleged this time? Nothing less than attacks by an authoritarian foreign government on the fundamentals of American democracy, by interfering with an election—and doing so as part of a larger strategy that included parallel interference in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and elsewhere…"
The obvious follow up question should be, "Are you suggesting that the wave of Populism spreading across the US and most of Western Europe is a result of Russian interference in the mental processes of voters?"
Mind control like that would be an amazing accomplishment, especially since there is zero forensic evidence that has been introduced by any intelligence operation to support such a conclusion!
But I contend that Fallows, like everyone else, is missing the actual crimes of authority. He does note that one of the lessons he learned at the time of Watergate, as a young journalist, is that the real story, and the crime itself, is usually in the cover-up.
My take on current events in DC is that the REAL CRIME STORY is in the cover-up by the Obama administration (aka, the Deep State), by the DNC (i.e., the Podesta e-mails) and by the Clinton Team of digital evidence 'getter ridder'ers' (as coined by comedian Ron White), and currently by the sycophantic and outright partisan mainstream media, along with some sympathetic elements of Obama caryovers in the FBI and other intelligence agencies.
The co-conspirators along the way, former Attorney General Eric Holder and his protege and head of the DOJ, Loretta Lynch, and former intelligence chief James Clapper, the man who claims the Watergate Affair 'pales' in comparison with the investigation of Russian interference in the Presidential election. all have a dog in this fight, and potentially some serious legal exposure.
So I contend that there is a host of real crimes (as oppossed to unsubstantiated accusations by partisans) that have already been revealed by Wikileaks, Fox News and other alternative researchers, and the testimony of James Comey: