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After his son’s Russia meeting, will Trump’s friends start to slide away?

The last time US politics saw a scandal on this level—Watergate—it wasn’t just Nixon who took the hit. Trump’s allies will know this, and they will be worried

By Adam Aiken  

US president Donald Trump. Photo: Matt Cardy/PA Wire/PA Images

The Watergate scandal that resulted in the demise of US president Richard Nixon was largely down to the tenacious work of two young reporters on the Washington Post. Without the dedication of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Nixon may have got away with it.

More than 40 years later, the reporting surrounding the growing scandal in Trumpworld is much more of a team effort, with reporters and investigators from rival titles vying on a daily basis to outdo each other,…

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