Former Nixon Lawyer John Dean Says Mueller Report Is ‘More Damning’ Than Watergate Report

President Richard Nixon’s former lawyer, John Dean, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on President Donald Trump is”more damning” than the Watergate report that brought down Nixon (with Dean’s help):

I looked on my shelf for the Senate Watergate Committee report, I looked at the Iran Contra report. I also looked at the Ken Starr report.

This report from the special counsel is more damning than all those reports about a president. This is really a devastating report…

As far as obstruction goes, this is clear obstruction. The obstruction statute is an endeavor statute, as well as an actual overt action. If you endeavor to obstruct — and there is much evidence here of endeavor — you’ve violated the obstruction statute…

Obviously, Mr. McGahn did the right thing in not following up — as did others in not following [Trump’s] orders…

[Trump] doesn’t give a hoot about the law. [But that] “doesn’t eliminate [Trump’s] mental attitude and the endeavor part of obstruction. In other words, just because it’s not successful doesn’t mean that you didn’t try to obstruct.

(Source: The Lead CNN/Twitter)

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