Richard Nixon's echoes in Donald Trump

In 1973, President Nixon fired special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. As a result the attorney general and the deputy attorney general resigned. Some are pointing to this moment - what’s been called the Saturday Night Massacre - as a point of comparison to Donald Trump’s firing of interim attorney general Sally Yates after she refused to defend his travel ban.



  • Timothy Naftali - Clinical Associate Professor of History and Public Service at NYU; former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library - @TimNaftali