There is a concerted effort, ongoing still today among liberals, to draw parallels between the Trump White House and the era of Richard Nixon.
Nixon, famous for his tumultuous ride in and out of the White House during the late 60’s and early 70’s, remains to this day the only President to ever have resigned his position. What the left is hoping to achieve by constantly pushing this bizarre comparison is a similar fate for Donald Trump, who they believe is some sort of illegitimate, Russian-influenced Kremlin agent who only defeated uber-flawed candidate Hillary Clinton because of some yet-unverified Russian campaign of influence during the 2016 election.
Now, in what could be one of the most astounding confluences yet in the left’s Nixon-Trump diatribe, former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean is warning the US that the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court could spell trouble for the idea of limiting presidential power.
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Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean said Friday that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, and the president were to shoot someone on New York’s Fifth Avenue — as President Trump joked in 2016 he could safely do — that president would be immune from consequences while they in the White House.
“Under Judge Kavanaugh’s recommendation, if a president shot somebody in cold blood on Fifth Avenue, that president could not be prosecuted while in office,” Dean, a key witness in the Watergate hearings, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday.
Dean, who was among the witnesses called by Democrats on the committee to testify at the fourth and final day of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings this week, served as Nixon’s White House counsel from 1970 to 1973. He became the first administration official to testify before Congress a few months later and claim that Nixon was directly involved in the Watergate cover-up.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said to Dean Friday, “There is now arguably a cancer on the presidency as malignant and metastasizing as there was [during Watergate]. Correct?”
“Yes, I would agree with that,” Dean said.
We are not yet sure what the future holds for Donald Trump, or whether or not any of these comparison to Richard Nixon will wind up biting John Dean in the backside.
What we do know, however, is that the “resistance” is coming for Donald Trump, and it’s going to be a long and bumpy ride from here on out.