We’ve already come to the point that President Donald J. Trump can be considered the most corrupt president America has ever seen in its long history.
We really have no clue what goes on behind those white walls except for any leaks we may possibly get. However, who better to tell us what’s possibly going on than the former advisers of the disgraced Richard Nixon?
In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Nixon’s former White House counsel, John Dean, gave his more-than-qualified opinion on the Trump Administration. In fact, it was an amazing comparison of history to modern day and a testament that history can, and will, repeat itself, especially if you’re too stupid to study history. Hayes asked Dean what he thought of Monday’s Comey hearing before the House Intelligence Committee. Dean responded by saying that it was still early; however, he did say he was stunned by the White House’s reaction:
‘I was more stunned by the reaction of the White House and their handling of it, which seemed to me over the top.’
Hayes brought up the question of if the White House will attempt to obstruct an investigation. Dean would know about obstruction. He plead guilty to obstruction of justice in the Watergate trial in 1973. He oversaw the “hush money” that was paid out.
Dean responded to Hayes’ question:
‘That’s absolutely correct. In fact, they are in a cover up mode. There’s just never been any question in my mind about that. I’ve been inside a cover up. I know how they look and feel. Every signal they are sending is “We’re covering this up.” Experienced investigators know this. They know how people react when they are being pursued. This White House is not showing they are innocent. They are showing how damn guilty they are is what we’re seeing. So, this is par for the course, and they seem to have learned nothing from history because there have been too many cover ups.’
Dean went on to say it struck him as odd that Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to minimize the roles of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, and Michael Flynn. He then offered an eye-opening example of why that is in and of itself a signal of a cover up.
‘Let me tell you how predictable this is and how cover upish it is because this is exactly what happened during Watergate. For example, when I had broken rank and I became public person out there, suddenly Nixon had never had any meetings with me at all. Then he had one or two meetings with me. Well, we had 37 meetings about Watergate, and he knew damn well that we had been deep in the thicket of it, but suddenly they distanced themselves. That’s exactly what we are seeing here.’
He also pointed out the same thing happened with E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy. Though both worked at the White House, after the break-in, Nixon claimed both had done nothing at the White House.
If you needed convincing something was up at the White House, Dean’s reasonings ought to do it. You can watch the entire interview below.