Nixon White House Counsel John Dean Sees Uphill Climb For Trump In Leaks Fight

NPR John Dean, shown testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2006, served as White House counsel to former President Nixon. Dean says he sees echoes of the Watergate scandal in the Trump administration and its handling of the Russia investigation. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images John Dean is very familiar with the Trump administration’s declared war on leaks. Formerly President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel, Dean says Nixon’s battle against leaks proved costly and led to the Watergate scandal. Dean revealed the former Republican president’s involvement in the attempted cover-up and pleaded guilty to his own role. While Dean has...

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