john dean testifies to congress on russia probe

John Dean, the former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon, testified Monday that the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation is to President Donald Trump what the Watergate roadmap was to Nixon.
He also laid out six parallels between Mueller’s report and the Watergate investigation as it relates to obstruction of justice.
The parallels he drew involved: attempts to shut down the investigations; the firing of FBI director James Comey and the Saturday Night Massacre; Dean’s and former White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal to carry out the president’s orders; efforts to exert control over the investigations; attempts to limit the disclosure of evidence; and dangling pardons to influence witness testimony.
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John Dean, the former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon and the star witness in the Watergate hearings, told Congress on Monday that the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is to President Donald Trump what the Watergate roadmap was to Nixon.

Dean’s testimony came as part of a House Judiciary Committee hearing exploring the Mueller report and obstruction of justice. It is the first of several sessions the committee is holding to educate the public on Mueller’s findings and


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