- Richard W. Painter: Russia investigation more serious than Watergate scandal in 1970s
- Russian attempt to subvert political system would have been seen as crisis then, he says
Richard W. Painter is the S. Walter Richey professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota. He was the chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush from February 2005 to July 2007. Painter is the author of several books on government ethics as well as the ethics of bankers and lawyers. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Here's a hypothetical question: What would have happened if the Watergate break-in had been carried out by the KGB?