John Dean, who served as White House counsel under former President Richard Nixon, told CNN on Friday that things are about to get much worse for President Donald Trump.
Speaking with CNN’s John Berman, Dean said that the White House right now appears to be in a defensive crouch as they await a volley of subpoenas and investigations into the president’s finances, his policies, and his potentially corrupt actions.
“I think they’re in bunker mode,” Dean explained. “One of the things I would be watching for is what’s happening in the House. Two committees — the House Intelligence Committee with Adam Schiff and the Government Operations Committee with Elijah Cummings. They’re both very experienced chairs.”
Berman then asked Dean what he thought of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) making “crystal clear” that he plans to investigate Trump’s finances, which the president in the past has called a “red line” that shouldn’t be crossed.
“He’s not recognizing Trump’s ‘red line’ and he’s going to go right across it,” Dean replied. “And obviously, given Trump’s reaction, that’s a very sensitive area for him, but also the most telling… this is going to educate the public about what is really going on.”
Dean also said that Trump “is about to have a whole different experience — which is called oversight — and I don’t think he’s going to like it at all.”
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Hours after Trump claims coronavirus vaccine ‘very close’ US officials say it’s at least a year away
U.S. officials on Tuesday said that a vaccine for the coronavirus is at least a year away after President Donald Trump said it would be ready soon.
At a event in New Delhi, Trump said that he had asked Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the coronavirus and to find a vaccine.
“Now they have studied it, they know very much. In fact, we are very close to a vaccine,” he said.
Trump also predicted that the virus is "a problem that’s going to go away."
CNN’s Acosta calls out Trump to his face: ‘Our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours’
CNN's Jim Acosta on Tuesday got into a heated exchange with President Donald Trump after the president attacked the integrity of his network during a press conference in India.
During the press conference, after Acosta asked Trump a question about Russian interference in the upcoming presidential election, Trump attacked CNN and accused the network of having "the worst record in broadcasting." He then made a reference to an unspecified "apology" that CNN supposedly made earlier in the week for reporting false information.
Acosta, however, was ready to hit back.
"Mr. President, I think that our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours," he replied.
‘This is mind control’: Ex-CIA agent nails Trump’s new loyalty oath for government staffers
The White House and Republicans were supposed to be putting together a plan to protect Americans against Russia hacking yet another election, former CIA officer Phil Mudd pointed out on CNN Monday. Instead, they've failed Americans, opting instead for their own crusade to protect the president from anyone who disagrees with him.
"In a typical president, the National Security Council would say to the president, 'here are the options,' but they won't do that," said Mudd.
Retired Rear Adm. John Kirby agreed, saying that in wake of the president's acquittal from the Republican Senate, he feels empowered to do whatever he wants.