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Theatrics dominate at contentious Mueller report hearing

Theatrics dominate at contentious Mueller report hearing via @alexnazaryan

6/11/2019

Theatrics dominate at contentious Mueller report hearing via alexnazaryan

“In many ways, the Mueller report is to President Trump what the so-called Watergate roadmap” was to Nixon, he said. Democrats just want a do-over which they’ll never get!” Republicans echoes Trump’s message as the hearing began.

“The last time I appeared before your committee was July 11, 1974, during the impeachment inquiry of Richard Nixon,” Dean said, taking care to note that he was not a “fact witness” when it came to Trump. “In many ways, the Mueller report is to President Trump what the so-called Watergate roadmap” was to Nixon, he said. “Special counselor Mueller has provided this committee with a road map,” he added.

Trump himself had telegraphed that strategy in a tweet earlier today. “Can’t believe they are bringing in John Dean, the disgraced Nixon White House Counsel who is a paid CNN contributor,” the president wrote in a message this afternoon. “No Collusion - No Obstruction! Democrats just want a do-over which they’ll never get!”

“You’re wonderful on TV,” Collins said, growing animated. “I could catch your testimony on TV,” he added, seemingly speaking to the three anti-Trump witnesses in particular. Proceeding to read a Twitter exchange between Maddow, the MSNBC host, and McQuade, he wondered sarcastically, “Do you and Rachel Maddow have evidence of collusion that the special counsel didn’t have?”

“Mr. Dean, how many American presidents have you accused of being Richard Nixon?” wondered Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., some time later, in reference to Dean’s 2004 book “Worse than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush.” He accused Dean of running a “cottage industry” based on comparing presidents to Nixon.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a leader of the right-wing Freedom Caucus and one of the president’s most consistent supporters in Congress, strayed even further afield. He read from several Dean tweets critical of Trump, focusing on one in which Dean said Trump was “incapable of accomplishing anything.”

The point seemed to be that Dean knew as little about Democratic health care proposals as he did about the substance of the case against Trump. Dean retorted by pointing out that even Nixon had a health care plan of his own (presumably unlike Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act). That led to one of several outbursts of laughter during the hearing.

Joyce White Vance, the former U.S. attorney, offered her own assessment of that episode.

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alexnazaryan Theatrics indeed Nunnes However you spell it reminded me of a Jack in the box with a voice he popped up & sounded like an idiot Was one among many Republicans who will stick 2 this Administration no matter what they do Constitution be dammed report be slammed Talk abt STALLING alexnazaryan If detailing Trump's crimes is now theatrics, I would think the media would approve. After all the media treating Trump as entertainment is what gave us the guy.

House Democrats begin public hearings on Mueller reportDemocrats kick off a week of hearings today – not to impeach, but to remind people of the substance of the Mueller report. One of the experts being called, MSNBC Contributor and former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance and former DOJ Chief Spokesman Matthew Miller join Stephanie Ruhle to explain why today’s hearing is important. How desperate are democrats? mitchellreports Pathetic Your obsession with meaningless polls and focus groups of middle aged white trump supporters is getting old. About to change the channel for good

House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Mueller reportHouse Democrats this week begin a series of hearings directed at maintaining the focus on the special counsel's report. Former WH counsel John Dean is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Rep. David Cicilline discusses. He called John Dean a “sleazebag.” Did he say this while hugging his flag? When it comes to conviction, John says “worse than Nixon”. And he can’t obstruct Dean with a gag. LOL.... the Clown Show that only the clowns care about, a bunch of Corrupt DC political lawyers and their Lobbyists controlled Media More evidence that House Dems are more concerned with political theater than accomplishing anything. And now they want a raise! Based upon their lack of accomplishments, they should be refunding their salaries. AMERICA DESERVES BETTER

Justice Department strikes deal with House Democrats over Mueller report evidence, Nadler saysHouse Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler reaches a deal with the Justice Department to obtain evidence from the Mueller report related to obstruction BS Good luck. However, not holding breath…..

Watch live: Fmr. Nixon counsel testifies at House hearing on Mueller reportFormer White House Nixon Counsel John Dean is one of the witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Lessons from the Mueller report.” Like Ronna McDaniel said so well: 'The best person Jerry Nadler could find to smear realDonaldTrump today with a bogus “obstruction of justice” charge is someone who literally pled guilty + went to jail for obstructing justice.' Show the hearings on MSNBC! It is amazing how the pro Trump MSM ignore the hearings against Trump to focus on a helicopter crash ;nothing happened here. A pilot flew in bad weather and, sadly, lost his life; end of story. No terrorism, no other threat; just a chance to cover for Trump by ignoring Congress.

Republican proudly explained having zero interest in reading any of Robert Mueller's reportGeorgia congressman Rob Woodall said he also didn't read accusations against Bill Clinton in 1998. Ignorance is cancer to society. Looks like GOP has a very advance cancer it's called willful ignorance. We know. You show it on a daily basis. He needs to go. Russia meddled in our election. Clearly he has zero interest in national security.

John Dean compares Mueller report to Watergate in testimonyWATCH: Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean compares findings in the Mueller report to Watergate during House Judiciary Cmte. hearing Monday. Did you mention he is a felon ? This is a Criminal Presidency, a cancer

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