Convicted Watergate Felon John Dean Gets Repeatedly Obliterated During Anti-Trump Hearing

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In the feel-good exchange of the decade, convicted felon and CNN contributor, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon, John Dean, testified before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday and it did not go well for him to say the least. Democrats dragged him out to compare Russia-gate with Watergate. He was there to testify on obstruction of justice as they pursue impeachment of President Trump. Republican members of Congress pounced and tore the man to pieces. It was epic.

Dean did what he was coached to do by the Democrats… he went full anti-Trump and testified on the “remarkable parallels” between Watergate and the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Dean is a real piece of work… he has repeatedly charged that past Republican presidencies, including Reagan, Bush, and now Trump, are “worse than Watergate.” So, this is nothing new for the guy. Dean argued that “events in both 1972 and 2016 resulted in obstruction of the investigations.” Why would anyone believe this guy on anything?

From The Federalist:

“During Monday’s hearing, Rep. Matt Gaetz called out Dean’s unoriginal claims, and noted his appearance as a “prop.”

“Mr. Dean has made a cottage industry out of accusing presidents of acting like Richard Nixon. I would like to know how much money he makes based on making these accusations and exploiting them for his own economic benefit,” Gaetz said.

“It’s not by choice that I’ve done a lot of this. It’s that I’ve been dragged into it,” Dean protested.

“Who forced you — who forced you to accuse George W. Bush of being Richard Nixon?” Gaetz asked.

“Indeed, Dean has written and profited from his book, “Worse than Watergate” which makes the case that both President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should have been impeached for lying to Congress.

“Rep. Jim Jordan, also fed up with Democrats’ futile hearings and witnesses, caught Dean in a web of lies and called him out for advising Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen’s lawyer, to obstruct Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee.

“Today Chairman Nadler brings in front of the judiciary committee a guy to talk about obstruction of justice, a guy who went to prison in 1974 for obstructing justice,” Jordan said.

“In 1973, Dean testified before the Senate Watergate Committee against Nixon, and went on to serve four months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal. Rep. Doug Collins called Dean the “’70s star of obstruction.”

“This committee is now hearing from the ’70s and they want their star witness back. In fact, it is very difficult for one of the witnesses here today, for many of us who could actually trace the distrust in government back to the witness here today. The ‘70s star of obstruction,” Collins said.

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

The hearing yesterday was nothing short of kabuki theater that was meant to lay the groundwork to impeach President Trump. It was a sham and a circus.

Gaetz slammed Dean during his questioning by first bringing up an essay Dean wrote that accused George W. Bush of being worse than Nixon, then an accusation he has also levied against Trump. “Mr. Dean, how many presidents have you accused of being Richard Nixon?” asked Gaetz. A fair question considering that Dean has made a living out of doing just that. It’s despicable. Then Gaetz nailed him again, “How much money do you make from CNN?” Nadler jumped in to defend Dean so the question was side-stepped. Predictable.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (who is always entertaining) also shredded Dean in fine fashion yesterday. He brought up a New York Times story that accused Dean of perjury and conspiracy during his time with the Nixon White House. Dean cooperated with authorities back then, but he also had to plead guilty to obstruction of justice at the time. Dean pled guilty to the felony and avoided a harsh prison sentence by cooperating with authorities.

“Did you ever order or convey an order to break into the Democratic headquarters at Watergate hotel?” Gohmert asked after listing off the various criminal accusations against Dean stemming from his time with Nixon. Dean tried to take issue with that but Gohmert was on a roll. “That came from the New York Times,” Gohmert said. “You can take it up with them.”

Gohmert said there were indeed parallels between the Mueller investigation and Watergate. “There are similarities, you’re right, with regard to Watergate [and the Mueller investigation]. In both an administration was seeking to illegally spy on another candidate,” said Gohmert, referring the accusations that the Obama administration heavily spied on the Trump campaign at the beginning of the investigation into collusion with Russia. That one left a mark.

“The frauds that were committed on the FISA court in this matter and the abuses of American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights and the fact that people who once cared about this country’s Fourth Amendment rights are now more concerned with taking out another party’s president, making sure he doesn’t get reelected,” said Gohmert. The congressman then aptly added, “This tells me we are in a greater danger for our Constitution at this time than we were from the outside during World War II.”

Gohmert also took aim at MSNBC contributor Joyce White Vance, who had arrogantly stated earlier in the hearing that she could criminally prosecute the Russia case and win on appeal.

“I have amazing admiration,” Gohmert began. “I used to tell people that if you ever talk to a lawyer who says, ‘I’m going to win at court on this and I’ll win the appeal,’ you run from them because they’re either incompetent or corrupt, but you have such amazing ability, you know you could win at court on appeal, so I’m in admiration.”

And you wonder why I love the guy. This is why… it’s the art of brutal sarcasm.

And finally, outside the hearing, Sean Hannity crushed Dean. “John Dean is a convicted felon, he was disbarred many decades ago for ‘being guilty of unethical, unprofessional, and unwarranted conduct.’ Oh, disbarred too, perfect guy for fake news CNN. Liar. Fake news. Now the felon rakes in a lot of cash trashing Donald Trump daily for the mainstream lying media mob,” Hannity said on his television show.

Hannity called Dean a “prop” and the hearing “propaganda.” Which, of course, it was

“John Dean has been used as a prop by the mainstream media mob in the Democratic Party for years. Today’s hearing was a sham, a circus. A Democratic propaganda, paid for by you, the American people,” Hannity said.

Hannity praised President Trump for using executive privilege to prevent Democrats from ‘dragging’ America through yet another investigation.

“Now it is all over, there was no collusion, and the president will not allow Democrats to literally drag Americans through this process, yet again, for what would be a fifth investigation. And that’s why the president is now rightly saying ‘enough’s enough’ asserting executive privilege,” Hannity said.

Dean was treated as a disgrace in that hearing yesterday and that is exactly what he deserves because that’s exactly what he is.

Sources: The Federalist, The Daily Wire (1), The Daily Wire (2), Fox News, The RightScoop

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