If Donald Trump thought the Democrats where gonna stop with Attorney General Barr’s comments he was dreaming….
And he WILL have to deal with Pelosi to get any legislation passed….
Democrats are ripping a page out of the Watergate playbook as they look to shine a spotlight on the unsavory details about President Trump’s conduct contained in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The House Judiciary Committee will grill John Dean, who served as White House counsel during Richard Nixon’s administration and was intimately tied up in the Watergate controversy, during a public hearing on Monday.
Dean was intimately involved in the Watergate coverup, and delivered televised testimony before Congress following his ouster that helped contribute to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Dean also served four months in prison for his role in the coverup….
The hearing is the first in an expected series focused on the details of the Mueller investigation. Democrats say they want to elucidate key parts of the special counsel’s dense report without having secured testimony from Mueller himself.
Democrats say they are looking for Dean’s first-hand expertise on obstruction of justice to guide their sweeping investigation into Trump and his conduct. They’re likely to ask Dean to compare the obstruction he witnessed and participated in with Trump and his associates’ actions as described in the second volume of Mueller’s report.
“Not only can he provide some historical context, I think he is very immersed in what the actual procedures and laws are regarding issues of executive privilege, executive power versus congressional subpoenas,” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), a Judiciary Committee member. “He’s also intimately familiar with obstruction of justice as well as abuse of power.”
Democrats argue Mueller found substantial evidence that Trump obstructed justice, and have taken his first public statements on May 29 as a green light to further investigate the president’s conduct…..