Nonscandals are having no effect

… GOP comparisons to Watergate reflect either poor historiography or political hackery — or both. Part of what made Watergate such a horrific scandal was the answer to Republican Senate Leader Howard Baker’s (R-Tenn.) famous questions, “What did the President know, and when did he know it?” It turned out quite a lot, quite early. …

In the cases now under discussion, there was no presidential involvement, period. The president was not involved in developing the Benghazi talking points. The president was not involved with the IRS’s audits and the president was not involved in the AP subpoena. That’s a vast and important difference. [cont.]

Mark Mellman (Mellman Group), The Hill