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Politics Former Nixon counsel John Dean: Trump 'should have been impeached the day he walked in'

20:25  16 november  2019
20:25  16 november  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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John Dean , the former Nixon White House official famous for his role in the Watergate cover-up, said Saturday that he believes President Donald Trump should have been “I think this president probably should have been impeached the day he walked in ,” Dean said in an interview on CNN.

Trump has been in office for only 36 days , and there is already a growing chorus of voices calling for his impeachment . of a presidency and a vote for impeachment : President Richard Nixon ’s White House counsel , John Dean . He is the author of several books, including "The Nixon Defense

John Dean, the former White House counsel to Richard Nixon, ripped into President Trump, saying he should have been impeached on day one of stepping into office.

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"I think this president probably should have been impeached the day he walked in," Dean said Saturday on CNN. "He's incompetent. He has a terrible attitude. He doesn't understand government. He is in there trying to build his own brand, and he's taking advantage of the office from day one. It's just kind of caught up with him with this incident."

Dean claimed that Trump should also be facing "about 10 instances of obstruction of justice from the Mueller report," which the House Democrats' impeachment hearings have not discussed.

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Dean , who served as White House counsel under former President Richard Nixon , concluded on CNN Wednesday that just one day into the public hearings Dean noted that when the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against Nixon in 1974, "it was my testimony, a few

It is widely believed that had Nixon not resigned, he would have been impeached by the House and removed from office by a trial before the United States Senate. Over the ensuing few months, Nixon was not able to put Watergate behind him , and there was ongoing speculation in Washington that the

His comments come after House Democrats hold the first week of public impeachment hearings. The proceedings center on whether Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

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In another CNN appearance earlier this week, Dean indicated that the impeachment witnesses who have publicly testified have more evidence against Trump than Congress had against former President Richard Nixon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed that sentiment on Thursday, saying, "What President Trump has done ... makes what Nixon did look almost small."

The president has clashed with Dean in the past calling him a "sleazebag" as the Watergate-era figure prepared to testify in front of the House this summer. Dean, 80, was part of the Watergate scandal as he cooperated against his co-conspirators in order to receive a shorter prison term.

He testified in front of Congress this summer to give "a little historical perspective on the Mueller report" and compared the report to the Watergate scandal, which took down Nixon.

70% of Americans say Trump’s actions tied to Ukraine were wrong: POLL .
A slim majority of Americans, 51%, believe Trump’s actions were wrong and he should be impeached and removed from office. But only 21% of Americans say they are following the hearings very closely. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); In addition to the 51%, another 19% think that Trump's actions were wrong, but that he should either be impeached by the House but not removed from office, or be neither impeached by the House nor convicted by the Senate.

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