The so-called “mainstream” media and establishment politicians can barely contain their glee.

Former FBI Director James Comey’s leaked memo that claimed Donald Trump had urged him to shut down the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has them all employing their Watergate analogies.

But an attorney on the Watergate investigative committee thinks there is just one big problem with these claims.

Michael Madigan was assistant Minority Counsel on the Watergate Committee.

He blasted the idea that Trump’s actions bear resemblance to those in the scandal that drove Nixon from power in 1974.

Katie Pavlich wrote on Townhall.com:

“Having served as Assistant Minority Counsel to the late Senators Howard Baker and Fred Thompson, it borders on the absurd to hear the comparisons from a gaggle of politicians and pundits between Watergate and the firing of the FBI Director by President Trump. Leaving aside that numerous Democrats have themselves ‘demanded’ the firing of Comey and that Comey himself notes that the FBI Director can be fired for ‘no reason’ at all, the comparisons are not only blatant partisan nonsense, they diminish the historic process which lead to President’s Nixon’s resignation in the summer of 1974,”  Michael Madigan, former assistant minority counsel on the Watergate Committee said Wednesday.

“Watergate involved a clear crime for which those involved were indicted, tried in a jury trial or pleaded guilty to clear criminal actions.  Having missed the mark with such comparisons, this politically driven gaggle has now moved on to argue that our President’s suggestion (if there was one) that the FBI should have its priorities in stopping the damaging leaks around classified information and not chasing down a former employee is equally weak and frankly an insult to both Democrats and Republicans who served this country so well at a critical time under the impartial guidance of Senators Ervin and Baker,” he continued.” 

But facts never get in the way of a good left-wing narrative.

The media and Democrats smell blood in the water.

They are running the same playbook from 1973 and 1974, when the intelligence community teamed with a partisan media blinded by their hatred of a Republican President to force Nixon out of office.

Already commentators such as David Gergen and Chris Matthews are claiming impeachment is in the air.

And Democratic Congressman Al Green took to the floor of the House of Representatives to call for Trump’s impeachment.

Some cowardly Republicans are playing along too.

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash claimed if the Comey memo is true it warrants impeachment.

And John McCain declared that Trump’s problems are Watergate size.

With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, any impeachment proceedings or legislation to appoint a special prosecutor are unlikely.

Democrats and the media are hoping the continued leaks – even though none describe criminal behavior – will force Republicans to cave in and allow for politically motivated witch hunt investigations.

The campaign is also intended to depress Republican voters ahead of the 2018 midterms and make it easier for Democrats to win back their Congressional majorities.

Republicans in Congress should be mindful of these facts and ignore the media generated scandals and fake news.

Attorneys like Madigan – who actually have experience investigating Watergate – are pointing out that this is a politically driven investigation designed to weaken or force the President from office.