Dean Set To Testify!

Cross Posted from www.the raw story.com

Former Nixon Counsel John Dean was announced as a witness before Friday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a resolution to censure President Bush, according to a press release sent by Senator Russ Feingold (WI-Dem) to RAW STORY.

Along with Dean, former Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Bruce Fein - under President Reagan - will also be testifying.

Although while White House Counsel, Dean played a major role in the Watergate scandal, he later became a "star witness" for the prosection (Wikipedia).

Senator Feingold's Press Release:

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FEINGOLD ANNOUNCES WITNESSES FOR HEARING ON CENSURE

Reagan Official Bruce Fein, Nixon Counsel John Dean to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Russ Feingold announced today that Bruce Fein, former official in the Reagan Administration, and John Dean, former Counsel to President Nixon, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at Friday's hearing on Feingold's resolution to censure the president. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Bruce Fein, a constitutional lawyer, served in President Ronald Reagan's Department of Justice as Deputy Attorney General. Fein testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 28th, 2006, regarding the President's warrantless wiretapping program.

John Dean served as Counsel to President Nixon. Prior to his White House service, he served as Chief Minority Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. In 1973, Dean testified before the Senate Watergate Committee. According to the Senate Library, Dean last testified before Congress in 1974. Dean currently is a columnist and lecturer on law and government and has authored several books on those issues.

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Comments

Thanks for bringing this over.

The irony kills me.

John D and not John boy of fuzzy Pope thinking

As the former roomate and schoolmate of John Dean at a military
prep school early in my life, I can tell you people a million
stories about John and his career to glory and failure in
the inner cicles of republican politics. John is a good guy
and a great legal constitutional lawyer now. Bruce is another
little politicial whore and whinner for the repubs at any price for
hire.

Many years ago! John was on a campus tour to colleges giving his view
of Watergate after doing time at Allentown Club Fed. I slipped
off to hear his lecture to the college kids when it was in
my area at the time. During the Q& A after the lecture, I ask him
what was the most intense moment and the reality of Watergate during
his time.
He said when he and the 5 other Whitehouse convicted felons
reported to the Allentown dentention center together for
processing. They were put into a holding cell together with
their suits still on and personal belonging while the feds
got ready to process them into the prison. As they were sitting
on the steel bunks, John ask the others what they had common in
this mess. The others mutter answers that did not match up
with other answers when John said " We are all lawyers and how
in the hell did a cell full of lawyers get into this
mess?"

So how many lawyers are involved with the Pope Foundation?

It'll be interesting to look back on this

shitstorm ten years from now and see who went to jail. My bet is they all skate. Like Weinberger and Oliver North skated. Rich white guys breaking laws and getting away scot free. There will be a few Abramoff's and Cunningham's taken down, but the big crooks will stand.

To be king or a lawyer is the question?

That is why the Federal supreme court appointments are so important1

The big boys always slip away with the legal loopholes, except
Kings who somehow get their head chopped off every once in while
in history. Tom Paine was right!

Shakespear stole this comment from ancient Rome.

"When we seize power in Rome, the first thing we do is murder the
lawyers and Julius Caesar"* Cicero

" Wait a minute Senator Cicero! Aren't you a lawyer?"* Brutus

" Fool Brutus! Don't you remember they disbar me and ban me
to a 3 rd rate persian kingdom in Turkey with no gold"