Former White House counsel John Dean describes parallels between Trump, Nixon

Cheryl Sanders
June 11, 2019

Trump's comments came the same day John Dean, the former White House counsel to Nixon, testified before the House Judiciary Committee and drew comparisons between the president and his former boss.

"I can catch your testimony on TV!"

Napolitano explained the legal implications of the deal struck between Barr and House Judiciary chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) during a morning appearance on Fox & Friends. "I don't leave", Trump told reporters at the White House.

McGahn refused to testify last month or hand over documents requested by the House, in defiance of the subpoena.

Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday are set to advance a resolution through the lower chamber that would make it easier to sue President Donald Trump's administration in federal court in order to enforce a series of congressional subpoenas thus far ignored by the White House, multiple news outlets reported.


Collins said to the witnesses before pivoting to Dean specifically: "This committee is hearing from the 70s and they want their star witness back". He repeated it. And he pointed out very clearly, if we had had sufficient information to exonerate the president, he would have said so.

On Twitter, President Trump suggested that Democrats are using Dean as a prop to "do over" the results of the Mueller report.

"I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has agreed to begin complying with our committee's subpoena by opening Robert Mueller's most important files to us, providing us with key evidence that the Special Counsel used to assess whether the President and others obstructed justice or were engaged in other misconduct", Nadler said in a Tuesday statement.

The House resolution being considered Tuesday would authorize lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas pertaining to special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Barr and Ross won't agree to give members of Congress materials they've sought in connection with the Trump administration's desire to ask a question about citizenship in the 2020 census. "But they want a Redo, or Do Over". They are even bringing in @CNN sleazebag attorney John Dean. Besides Dean, two former US attorneys and a legal scholar are scheduled to appear.


At a US war cemetery in France, with the gravestones of fallen soldiers in the background, Trump said in a Fox News interview, "I call her Nervous Nancy".

Dean told the House panel that Mueller has provided a "roadmap" for investigating Trump, adding that he sees parallels between the circumstances surrounding Trump and those surrounding Nixon in the 1970s.

He said he was not bothered by Trump's tweets. "It's that I've been dragged into it", Dean protested.

"They're picking their lawyers from TV now", she said of the House Democrats, adding that Dean had spoken out against Trump's nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.


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