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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:08 PM

John Dean: The Mueller Report is More Damning Than the Watergate Report

Former Nixon administration White House counsel John Dean said special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is “more damning” than the Watergate findings that led President Richard Nixon to resign, as well as other political scandals since then.

“I looked on my shelf for the Senate Watergate Committee report, I looked at the Iran Contra report. I also looked at the Ken Starr report,” Dean told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “The Lead.”

“This report from the special counsel is more damning than all those reports about a president,” he added. “This is really a devastating report.”

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Dean said he believed Trump clearly obstructed justice, based on the report.

“As far as obstruction goes, this is clear obstruction,” Dean said. “The obstruction statute is an endeavor statute, as well as an actual overt action. If you endeavor to obstruct — and there is much evidence here of endeavor — you’ve violated the obstruction statute.”

The president attempted to influence the Russia investigation, according to the Mueller report, but in certain cases, staffers refused to carry out Trump’s orders (such as when White House counsel Don McGahn declined to pass on Trump’s message that Mueller should be fired).

“Obviously, Mr. McGahn did the right thing in not following up — as did others in not following [Trump’s] orders,” said Dean, who added that the president “doesn’t give a hoot about the law.”



[link:https://www.huffpost.com/entry/john-dean-barr-mueller-watergate-tapper_n_5cb8f7abe4b068d795cabbc6|

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:11 PM

1. Well, I won't hold my breath until I see dump in that helicopter out on the WH lawn.

Major difference between the senate in 1973 and today.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:30 PM

2. Damn right!! The pee-Resident needs to resign now or face impeachment... take your pick!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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