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Monday, June 10, 2019

Former White House counsel John Dean, whose testimony in the Watergate investigation helped topple Richard Nixon's presidency, said Monday he plans to tell Congress that he sees similarities between Nixon and President Donald Trump.

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So lame, all Democrats should be embarrassed by Nadler's incompetence.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 01:25 PM | Reply

Republicans should decide when they are ever going to stop whining when someone says something that's true about their Dear Leader.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 01:35 PM | Reply

Trump rips Democrats ahead of testimony from 'sleazebag' Watergate lawyer

*in my best Trump voice

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Replying to @realDonaldTrump

....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!
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6:50 PM - Jun 9, 2019

thehill.com

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 01:46 PM | Reply

As has been noted many, many times---It's easy to see what makes Trump afraid.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-06-10 02:01 PM | Reply

So lame, all Democrats should be embarrassed by Nadler's incompetence.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019

Like all Republicans should be embarrassed by Trump's.

But, lo....They still sacrifice chickens to his genius.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-06-10 02:02 PM | Reply

#2

Corky, I am honestly curious as to what John Dean can testify, under oath, that is "true" about Trump, since he only has personal knowledge about Watergate and conversely has no direct personal knowledge about Trump or his administration other than what he has been paid by CNN to provide opinion about.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 02:18 PM | Reply

"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, and as reported in the Mueller report, is. So I've taken several examples from the Mueller report relating to obstruction of justice, which is their focus today and looked at those and made the comparisons," Dean told CNN's Alisyn Camerota and John Berman on "New Day."

Reading is your friend.... well, maybe.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 03:28 PM | Reply

Here's Dean testifying live to Congress on TV...

www.cnn.com

... really "incompetent" move by Nadler, right?

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 03:45 PM | Reply

He just testified that when Nixon claimed that Dean had thoroughly investigated Watergate and found nothing wrong... that that was the first time Dean had ever heard he had, lol.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 03:47 PM | Reply

#7

And comprehension is not yours...

You just inadvertently made my point for me.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 04:05 PM | Reply

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#10

That's hilarious. Inadvertent, for sure.

Pro tip: when what you are going to post is going to make you look foolish, there is no rule that you have to go ahead and post it anyway.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 05:38 PM | Reply

Dean just testified about something that I only heard about much after Watergate, but most people may not have heard of Richard Nixon's plan to bomb the Brookings Inst.

"Recently released audiotapes capture President Richard M. Nixon ordering his top aide, a year before the Watergate burglary, to break into the Brookings Institution and steal its files on Vietnam, The San Francisco Examiner reported today."

www.nytimes.com

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 05:51 PM | Reply

Nadler should call Hillary to testify about how she typed up some paperwork somewhere during the Nixon administration.

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 05:53 PM | Reply

#11

I say this:

"I am honestly curious as to what John Dean can testify, under oath, that is "true" about Trump, since he only has personal knowledge about Watergate and conversely has no direct personal knowledge about Trump or his administration"

and then you post Dean saying this:

"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, and as reported in the Mueller report, is."

Then I say this:

"other than what he has been paid by CNN to provide opinion about."

and then you post Dean saying this:

"So I've taken several examples from the Mueller report relating to obstruction of justice, which is their focus today and looked at those and made the comparisons."

Pro tip: Don't give out advice on how to post until you comprehend how stupid you just made yourself look.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 05:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RoCheney gets his shovel to dig the hole deeper.

First he whines about what could Dean possibly testify to, then he whines when Dean's quote from the article is pointed out to him.

I begin to see a pattern..... and it's a whiny one.

Having listened to most of the Hearing, it has been expository for people who might want to know how the obstruction was accomplished.

Well, people, not sheep.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 06:17 PM | Reply

Having listened to most of the Hearing, it has been expository for people who might want to know how the obstruction was accomplished.

So Dean admittedly had no personal knowledge of the events in the Mueller report but gave a primer on how obstruction could be accomplished, based on his personal actions during Watergate that lead to him going to prison.

Super helpful for historians, a complete waste of time for the Judiciary Committee.

But I am glad you had fun with that.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 06:24 PM | Reply

So Dean went back to his old high-school where he was a star QB, threw some balls around, signed autographs, took some pics, and got a few phone numbers from cheerleaders. Does that sum it up?

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-10 06:26 PM | Reply

- Richard Nixon's plan to bomb the Brookings Inst.

#12 | POSTED BY CORKY

Dig up Nixon's corpse and try him. Which has zero to do with Trump.

I haven't seen so much smoke and mirrors since Spinal Tap.

The real investigation is here - DOJ investigating 'non-governmental organizations and individuals' as part of 'broad' probe into surveillance abuses

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 06:31 PM | Reply

Does that sum it up?

Pretty much, even The Atlantic found it hard to justify this nonsense:

"The most charitable justification for the hearing came from Dean himself, who said it served the important function of "public education" for Americans who likely glossed over the Mueller report, if they engaged with it at all. "This report has not been widely read by the public. It has not even been widely read in the Congress," he said, drawing knowing laughter from the hearing room."

Dean Hearing: Democrats Nod at Impeachment in Passing

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 06:45 PM | Reply

So lame, all Democrats should be embarrassed by Nadler's incompetence.

#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

If you aren't embarressed by Trump's incompetence, and incontinence, why should we be embarrassed, Righto?

#20 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-06-10 10:13 PM | Reply

#20

In case you haven't noticed, I have been calling for his impeachment, daily, since the redacted Mueller report came out.

How about you?

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 10:57 PM | Reply

John Dean humiliated smirking Replican Matt Gaetz (currently under investigation by the FL bar for witness intimidation), who thought he was hurling zingers at Dean. What he received in kind from Dean was a humiliating a-- kicking.

Examples:


Gaetz: How do democrats plan to pay for medicare for all?

Dean: I'm sorry?

Gaetz: How do -- well, I figured if we were going to ask you about stuff you don't know about, we'd start with the big stuff so do you know how they plan to pay for medicare for all.

Dean: Who? A candidate? Can you be more specific?

Gaetz: Let's get specific to Nixon since that appears to be why you're here.

Dean: Nixon did have a healthcare plan.

And:
Gaetz: Good. Good. Well, do you believe if we -- if we turned the lights off here and maybe lit some candles, got out a ouija board we could raise the specter of Richard Nixon?

Dean: I doubt that.


Gaetz filibusters and speechifies the rest, angry that he cannot go toe to toe with anyone not on his payroll.

Watch the laughter aimed at Gaetz's idiocy: www.youtube.com

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-11 02:17 AM | Reply

Having listened to most of the Hearing, it has been expository for people who might want to know how the obstruction was accomplished.
Well, people, not sheep.
#15 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2019-06-10 06:17 PM | FLAG:

Try it with the sound on next time.

#23 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-06-11 09:27 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Dean lands a knockout blow? He wasn't even in the ring. He threw himself over the top rope when he couldn't even guess how much money he gets paid by CNN.

Subpeona Mueller and Weissman next time you want to see a witness get knocked out.

No collusion.

No obstruction.

No more cover for Obama Administration corruption short of desperate measures.

LOL

#24 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-06-11 01:34 PM | Reply

#22 Those are pretty good zingers, AU. Dean has made a post-disbarment career off of conjuring the likeness of Nixon for the Democrat press.

#25 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-06-11 01:37 PM | Reply

"I have no idea how much CNN pays me. Can't even guess."

Laughably pathetic.

Why are the Dems seeking John Dean's testimony again?

#26 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-06-11 01:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In case you haven't noticed, I have been calling for his impeachment, daily, since the redacted Mueller report came out.
How about you?

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter

Yeah. You've jumped the shark. A better agent might get you better lines.

#27 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-06-11 01:40 PM | Reply

#27

Sorry that disappoints you, but Trump clearly attempted to obstruct justice when he directed McGahn to fire Mueller.

Call me crazy, but the rule of law means something to me.

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 02:00 PM | Reply

Why are the Dems seeking John Dean's testimony again?

#26 | Posted by DixvilleNotch

To remind you Deplorables what happens to crooks even if they are the president.

Enjoy the show!

Let's all keep Individual-1 in our thoughts and prayers and hope he has a great time defending himself in court for the rest of his life.

Karma is a bitty.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-11 02:00 PM | Reply

Why are the Dems seeking John Dean's testimony again?

Because Nadler is an idiot who can't find his azzz with three hands.

#30 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 02:41 PM | Reply

"Why are the Dems seeking John Dean's testimony..."

The ancient Dems think JD is young and relevant, and believe because they know him, EVERYONE knows him.

Democratic myopathy at its most consistent.

#31 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-11 02:49 PM | Reply

"Congressman, when I worked for Mr. Nixon, I was really never worried about what the outcome would be and how it would be resolved. I've got to tell you that from the day Mr. Trump was nominated and I was following a separate set of polls of The Los Angeles Times as well as the Monmouth polls, and it looks clear to these pollsters that Mr. Trump had a very good chance of winning and I began developing a knot in my stomach that sits there to this day. So I'm trying to deal with that in the best way I can to try to tell people, these are troubled times. And we should go through these processes and sort them out. So anything I can do to add to the process I'm more than willing."

Thanks JD.....

Next witness...

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-12 08:53 AM | Reply

"When I worked for Nixon, a gallon of gas was a nickel, and a candy bar was 10 cents! And Socialists were people we were killing in SE Asia!"

#33 | Posted by Spork at 2019-06-12 06:55 PM | Reply

Election Day, 2152... "Dad. What WAS the Democrat party and why did they fail?"

#34 | Posted by willsburrow at 2019-06-12 07:46 PM | Reply

Election Day, 2152... "Dad. What WAS the Democrat party and why did they fail?"

#34 | POSTED BY comrade WILLSmoron

The correct answer would be the Democratic Party died in 2152 of exhaustion after kicking the crap out of the Grand Old Nazi Party since 2018.

A new political party "of the people will replace both of the 2 political parties mentioned above.

#35 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-12 07:56 PM | Reply

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