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Watergate figure Dean details Trump-Nixon parallels


Added 06-11-19 02:11:01pm EST - “John Dean, the White House lawyer who helped bring about the Watergate downfall of Richard Nixon, told Congress Monday that there are "remarkable" similarities between the former president's illegal behavior and alleged acts of obstruction…” - News.yahoo.com

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Washington (AFP) - John Dean, the White House lawyer who helped bring about the Watergate downfall of Richard Nixon, told Congress Monday that there are "remarkable" similarities between the former president's illegal behavior and alleged acts of obstruction by Donald Trump.

Dean told the House Judiciary Committee that the Mueller report, which outlines 10 possible acts of obstruction by Trump, is equivalent to the famous "road map" that prosecutor Leon Jaworski delivered to Congress in 1974, sparking impeachment proceedings against Nixon and forcing his resignation.

"In many ways the Mueller Report is to President Trump what the so-called Watergate roadmap... was to President Richard Nixon," the 80-year-old Dean told the House Judiciary Committee.

There were "remarkable parallels" between the two, especially related to obstruction of justice, said Dean, who as Nixon's White House counsel was deeply involved in illegal efforts to stifle the Watergate probe.

One of those parallels, Dean noted, was the primary role in Trump's alleged obstruction efforts of former White House counsel Don McGahn, a main source for the Mueller investigation.

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