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Trump calls John Dean a 'sleazebag' ahead of testimony

11 June 2019

After hours of testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and a few jabs from President Trump via Twitter, the former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon told CNN Monday evening that he was "honored" by Trump's insults.

"I can catch your testimony on TV!" McGahn resigned his White House post in August 2018.

Gohmert started by reading Dean's criminal record from an old New York Times article: "They reported that in your case, John Sirica, the judge, read the formal charges regarding the conspiracy to thwart the investigation and he read as follows: that you were suborning perjury, giving false statements, and concealing evidence in the trial before Judge Sarika last winter".

One day after House Democrats struck a deal with the Justice Department to see evidence from its Russian Federation investigation, lawmakers will vote Tuesday on whether to enforce subpoenas against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn.

"He's not a credible person", Conway said of Dean.

"If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that", Mueller said.

On Twitter, President Trump suggested that Democrats are using Dean as a prop to "do over" the results of the Mueller report.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the Justice Department would be opening Mueller's "most important files to us, providing us with key evidence that the special counsel used to assess whether" Trump and others "obstructed justice or were engaged in other misconduct".

In related news, the House Oversight Committee said on Monday it plans to vote on Wednesday on whether to hold Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Monday held the first in a planned series of hearings on the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections and possible collusion by the Trump campaign and obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump and his aides.

In tweets yesterday that he retweeted today, Trump claimed that Democrats were "devastated" by Mueller's findings.

Trump dismissed reporter questions on the possibility of impeachment.

"This committee is now hearing from the '70s and they want their star witness back". For weeks Barr has resisted a subpoena from Nadler's committee for a full, unredacted version of Mueller's 448-page final report and underlying evidence.

At a USA war cemetery in France, with the gravestones of fallen soldiers in the background, Trump said in a Fox News interview, "I call her Nervous Nancy".

"He's called me nasty names before", Dean said. Dean testified that Mueller's report is to Trump as the Watergate grand jury report was to his former boss. "It doesn't bother me in the slightest".

But Trump - despite having a long history of pulling out of business ventures when the going gets tough - said it's not in his nature to leave and pledged to stay put even if the House impeaches him.

Trump calls John Dean a 'sleazebag' ahead of testimony