House Dems summon Watergate witness for bizarre ‘historical perspective' on Mueller report
Added 06-10-19 11:37:03pm EST - “House Democrats, no longer content to merely shout that Russiagate is just like Watergate, have actually hauled in Richard Nixon's White House counsel to testify on the Mueller report in a surreal attempt at guilt-by-association.” - Rt.com
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John Dean, former White House counsel to Nixon, was brought in to testify not as a “fact witness,” as he hastily acknowledged at the outset, but to give a “historical perspective” on the Mueller report in a Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. Seemingly uninformed about the facts of the Trump case – he mentioned Michael Cohen twice when attempting to list individuals the president had attempted to bribe with a pardon, appending Roger Stone to the list through “informed conjecture” – he was full of stories about Watergate.
The Watergate witness regaled the House with tales of Nixon’s “stage-whispering” about his mistakes, and multiple Democrats pressed him on decades-old details wholly unrelated to Trump. “What was the Saturday Night Massacre?” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) asked reverently.
“I’m hearing from the ’70s and they want their star witness back,” Rep. Doug Collins (R-Georgia), the ranking Republican on the committee, said, unimpressed by the apparent attempt at guilt-by-proximity.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) mocked the “Ghost of Christmas Past” for attempting to “raise the specter of Richard Nixon.”
Complete exchange between @Repmattgaetz and @JohnWDean: "Instead of opening the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump…we're here re-opening the impeachment inquiry potentially into Richard Nixon. Sort of playing out our own version of That '70s Show…you're here as a prop." pic.twitter.com/nt14ALnaow
Complete exchange between @Repmattgaetz and @JohnWDean: "Instead of opening the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump…we're here re-opening the impeachment inquiry potentially into Richard Nixon. Sort of playing out our own version of That '70s Show…you're here as a prop." pic.twitter.com/nt14ALnaow— CSPAN (@cspan) June 10, 2019
Jim Jordan — 1— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) June 10, 2019
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Jerry Nadler — Zero point zero. pic.twitter.com/TUcLFsoc18
Even Vox reporters who hate Trump don't see the point of this John Dean hearing pic.twitter.com/9w3ifUrTsg— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 10, 2019
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