It was reported yesterday in the Washington Post that director of national intelligence Dan Coats “told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russia probe.” The Last Word‘s Lawrence O’Donnell: “There are now three people who we know about” — Coats, CIA director Dan Pompeo, former FBI director James Comey — “who can testify that President Trump tried to interfere with the FBI investigation.” Given that proof of obstruction of justice is precisely what sank President Nixon, the Russia thing is now Watergate chapter and verse. And yet it isn’t because the grotesquely corrupt mindset of Congressional Republicans assures they won’t stand up for the rule of law. The only way Trump goes down is if Democrats win a majority in both houses.