John Dean

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John Dean on Kavanaugh Docs: Is There 'Something to Hide?'

Watergate figure testifies at confirmation hearing

(Newser) - The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ended Friday with a testy exchange between Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana and John Dean of Watergate notoriety, the AP reports. Kennedy told Dean he only did the right thing in Watergate "when you were cornered like a rat.... More »

Everyone's Comparing Trump to Nixon Now

Critics see echoes of the 1973 'Saturday Night Massacre'

(Newser) - President Trump's surprise firing of James Comey has one word in wide circulation: "Nixonian." Specifically, critics see a parallel to Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" in 1973, when the president ordered the firing of the special prosecutor investigating Watergate. Comey, for his part, was investigating ties... More »

Book: Dean Ordered Watergate Break-In

Ex-White House counsel rips claim as 'pathetic'

(Newser) - White House counsel John Dean ordered the Watergate break-in that ended up bringing down his own president, according to a new book on the political bungle of the century. Author James Rosen, Fox News Washington correspondent, said he reached that conclusion after extensive research for his book, The Strong Man:... More »

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