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Watergate’s John Dean: Comey memos are the ‘smoking gun’ that could bring down Trump like Nixon

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Speaking on CNN, former Nixon aide John Dean told host Wolf Blitzer that the existence of fired FBI Director James Comey’s memos of his and President Donald Trump’s conversation is “a direct parallel to what was in the ‘smoking gun tape.'”

Dean, whose testimony about Nixon’s cover-up of the Watergate break-ins were a key part of the impeachment proceedings that lead to the president’s resignation, has been regularly consulted since Trump fired Comey last week as commentators drew comparisons to Comey’s firing and Nixon’s ‘Saturday night massacre’ firing of the Watergate special prosecutor.

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During the segment, Blitzer asked Dean if Trump’s insistence that Flynn was a “good guy” as justification for asking Comey to end the investigation would have any bearing on potential impeachment proceedings.

“That didn’t work during Watergate,” Dean said, “where good motives would somehow erase criminal intent. Juries didn’t buy those kinds of arguments.”

Watch Dean’s entire segment below, via CNN.


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‘Unconscionable’: Trump administration turns a blind eye to price gouging amid the coronavirus pandemic

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The Federal Trade Commission, the federal agency created more than a century ago by President Woodrow Wilson, is supposed to protect consumers, but don’t expect the commission’s Republican majority to step in as our nation’s citizens are searching for hand sanitizer and face masks.

Sandeep Vaheesan, the legal director at the Open Markets Institute, said the FTC has been reluctant to act on complaints about price gouging.

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Trump falsely tweets ‘LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!’ as America begins worst week yet of coronavirus deaths

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President Donald Trump kicked off what medical experts – and his own Surgeon General – have said will be the worst week yet of coronavirus deaths, by posting this wholly false tweet:

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 6, 2020

On Sunday's "Meet the Press" Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned, "The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It's going to be our 9/11 moment. It's going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives."

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Giuliani trying to ‘regain relevance’ by advising Trump behind the scenes on coronavirus cures: report

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According to a report in the Washington Post, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is slowly reinserting himself back into White House affairs by advising Donald Trump on possible cures for the coronavirus.

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