Donald Trump calls former Nixon White House counsel John Dean a “Sleazebag” the day before he testifies about Mueller Report to Congress.

By |2019-06-10T06:11:55-08:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments


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. 

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11 Comments

  1. Beaglemom June 10, 2019 at 6:28 am

    I have great respect for John Dean who learned his lesson the hard way in the aftermath of Watergate. He served prison time and he emerged the better for it. If the Republicans would listen to him, they would learn a lot and maybe would be able to garner the courage needed to address the disaster of Don the Con’s presidency.

  2. Goddog June 10, 2019 at 6:55 am

    @JohnWDean
    Would someone get Trump a dog. He needs a friend so he won’t endlessly vent on Twitter. He’s uninterested in government and policy. He doesn’t read. He doesn’t exercise. He has no real friends. A dog might save humankind. Admittedly, it a lot to ask of a dog.
    But help is needed.

    48.2K
    8:29 PM – Jun 8, 2019

  3. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 6:58 am

    money spent ($40,000,000)
    ========================
    less money spent than his golf outings, vacations for the family and security for adult children.

    • anon June 10, 2019 at 7:34 am

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/09/trump-golf-law.html

      A Law To Make Trump Pay For His Own Golf Trips

    • anon June 10, 2019 at 7:36 am

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/09/trump-lazy-protesters.html

      At 2:24 p.m., the pool has rejoined the larger presidential motorcade and we are rolling.

      Seven protesters were outside the golf course entrance with signs saying “traitor,” “lazy” and “impeach.”

      ~IT~ isn’t just that Trump won the White House with help from Russia, but also that after cheating his way to the presidency, Donald Trump is doing not with his time outside of robbing the taxpayers blind.

      Trump can’t hide.

  4. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 7:07 am

    LOL, trump is so transparent, every time he is worried the TRUTH will come out, he calls the person some childish, nasty name.

  5. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 7:08 am

    large investigations can find bad things – “I believe that Americans deserve to know the extent to which Russia may have interfered in our elections, and I do hope you’d agree with me that any and all investigations must remain free of political bias,” he wrote. “My expectation is that most of the findings will be made public, but if any do need to remain classified, I commit to you that I will investigate those, as well.”

    At an April 2018 debate, Woodall said he supported “getting to the bottom [of the Russian interference effort] so that folks don’t have any questions at all about who did what to whom and when did they do it.”

    “Woodall now claims investigations are bad because they can advance a partisan agenda, he was fully in favor of such investigations during the Obama years when they were driving his own political message.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/georgia-congressman-rob-woodall-refuses-to-read-mueller-report-because-he-no-longer-trusts-investigations-7643e88d18cf/

  6. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 7:32 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/holding-william-barr-and-don-mcgahn-in-contempt-must-be-just-the-beginning?ref=scroll

    his return to the Justice Department in 2019 made him feel “a little bit, I think, like jumping into Sainte-Mère-Église on the morning of June 5, trying to figure out where you could land without getting SHOT.”<RiiiggghhhttT

    "The contempt vote is without precedent in the modern history of the country. "
    "This is part of an investigation into genuine presidential obstruction of justice. And it involves both Trump’s attorney general and his former White House counsel, who is described in the Mueller Report as saying that the president directed him to obstruct justice."
    "wording of this resolution, which goes beyond censure of Barr and McGahn, is important. It sets in motion future court battles, and it adds a shortcut for future legal confrontations with the Trump administration in that future resolutions of this sort will not require passage by the full House, but merely approval by a five-member panel of House leaders, led by Speaker Pelosi."

  7. YE$ June 10, 2019 at 7:44 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/nbc-analyst-accuses-trump-family-of-insider-trading-with-early-knowledge-of-trumps-market-moving-tweets/

    “My twitter feed is asking a legitimate question: are @realDonaldTrump’s businesses and family profiting from insider knowledge of his pending — market-moving — tweets, comments and bargaining stands?”

  8. MotherJones June 10, 2019 at 8:13 am

    “A small majority of Americans are now in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, censuring him, or continuing investigations into his actions, according to a new poll. And among key group, political independents, support for impeachment has nearly doubled in the past month.

    In April, when asked what Congress should do with the findings of the Mueller report, only 14 percent of independents believed that legislators should begin the impeachment process. But the latest Marist/NPR/PBS News Hour poll shows that 23 percent of independent voters support impeaching the president.

    The shift in opinion came after Robert Mueller made a rare public statement about his findings in the inquiry into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Since the investigation began and even after the Mueller report was finally released, Trump has been claiming exoneration. But in his statement to the press, Mueller reiterated that if he had been confident the president did not commit a crime, the report would have made that explicit.

    “Case is closed!” Trump tweeted after Mueller’s press conference last month. But to the 52 percent of Americans who now support impeachment, censure, or continued investigations, the case is anything but. “

  9. puck June 10, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    takes one to know one.

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