Democrats are refusing to let go of the Mueller report. In a Monday announcement, Dems on the House Judiciary Committee announced that a series of testimonies related to the Mueller report are headed our way and one of those testimonies will come from a key figure in the Watergate scandal.
John Dean, the former counsel to Richard Nixon who eventually testified against the late president, is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on June 10.
“We have learned so much even from the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report,” committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said in a public statement about the upcoming hearings. “Russia attacked our elections to help President Trump win, Trump and his campaign welcomed this help and the President then tried to obstruct the investigation into the attack. Mueller confirmed these revelations and has now left Congress to pick up where he left off.”
The series of hearings are being called “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.”
Dean is an outspoken Trump critic and he has said the Mueller report is “more damning” than Watergate and shows “clear obstruction,” so there’s not much mystery to what he’ll be saying in his upcoming testimony.
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Dean chose to cooperate with a Senate committee investigating the 1972 break-in Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building. Dean testified in 1973 and his testimony implicated a handful of administration officials. He also accused Nixon of putting together a coverup. Nixon eventually resigned from his position as president of the United States.
Having Dean testify on the Mueller report is a clear political move to help Democrats connect the Mueller report with Watergate. It’s a wild stretch to connect the two though since the Mueller report did not find sufficient evidence to charge Trump with the very collusion he was accused of. It didn’t even lean one way or another on obstruction of justice, which is suddenly the new crime Democrats are screaming to the skies about.
Even if the president were guilty of obstruction of justice, it would be for trying to obstruct a clearly biased investigation into a crime that never actually happened. How Democrats think of Watergate and Nixon when they think of this president is mind-boggling.
Dean’s testimony aside, what a waste of time and money these hearings will be. The investigation is over. Mueller himself gave a statement recently where he once again had no solid evidence or judgements against Trump to present. These congressmen and women come from districts that have serious issues that should be addressed, but they are instead engaging in wasteful political theater for the sake of pleasing extreme leftists who can’t see straight when the president’s name is mentioned.
The only testimony worth any time at this point would be from Mueller, but Mueller has said he will not testify and that it would add nothing to his findings. Nadler previously said he would be willing to subpoena Mueller to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, but Mueller is not scheduled to appear for any of these upcoming hearings.
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