….No Obstruction. The Dems were devastated – after all this time and money spent ($40,000,000), the Mueller Report was a disaster for them. But they want a Redo, or Do Over. They are even bringing in @CNN sleazebag attorney John Dean. Sorry, no Do Overs – Go back to work!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019
Courtesy of NYT:
President Trump lashed out at former Nixon White House counsel John W. Dean III, calling him a “sleazebag” ahead of his planned appearance at a House hearing Monday on the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
In tweets, Trump also took aim at House Democrats for continuing to focus on the report by Mueller that details findings of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as well as possible episodes of obstruction of the probe by Trump.
Dean, whose congressional testimony in 1973 was key to the demise of President Richard M. Nixon, has frequently criticized Trump’s actions related to the Russian probe in his role as a CNN contributor.
In tweets Sunday night that he retweeted early Monday, Trump claimed that Democrats were “devastated” by Mueller’s findings.
“The Mueller Report was a disaster for them,” Trump wrote. “But they want a Redo, or Do Over. They are even bringing in @CNN sleazebag attorney John Dean. Sorry, no Do Overs – Go back to work!”
Monday’s hearing, convened by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is billed as: “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.” Besides Dean, two former U.S. attorneys and a legal scholar are scheduled to appear.
Appearing Monday morning on CNN, Dean said he would draw comparisons in his testimony between actions documented in the Mueller report and the Watergate scandal.
“I’m clearly not a fact witness, but I hope I can give them some context and show them how strikingly like Watergate what we’re seeing now . . . is,” Dean said.
Jesus! You can almost smell the flop sweat from here.
I think Trump really thought that he could distract news agencies from reporting on this hearing today with all of that craziness about Mexico this weekend, but lo and behold it turns out that journalists can walk and chew gum at the same time.