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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


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “House Dems summon Watergate witness for bizarre ‘historical perspective’ on Mueller report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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


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