000_32CP7T8-e1655526760253-1024×640.jpg

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 09, 1974, the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon, bids farewell to the White House staff. At left is his son-in-law David Eisenhower (US President Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson) who is married to his daughter Julie, hidden behind the President. – A sprawling conspiracy, a cornered president clinging to power, a White House cover-up: for Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks the mushrooming controversy around Donald Trump’s alleged plot to take down US democracy is a movie she’s seen before. It is 50 years to the day since five burglars were arrested at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington — touching off a firestorm that would go on to bring down president Richard Nixon. The break-in plunged Wine-Banks when she was barely out of her 20s into a starring role in perhaps the most enduring political scandal in history, as the only woman on the Watergate prosecution team. (Photo by CONSOLIDATED NEWS PICTURES / AFP)