POLITICS
02/26/2018 01:01 am ET

Watergate Figure John Dean Says Rick Gates' Testimony Could Be The End Of The Trump Presidency

"Increasingly it appears Manafort is the link to Russian collusion."

John Dean, one of the leading figures in the scandal that ended the presidency of Richard M. Nixon, said Donald Trump could be nearing his own Watergate moment.

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy against the United States and lying to the Special Counsel’s Office and the FBI. He also agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller

On Saturday, Dean said the news should be of great concern to former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who faces multiple charges in the case, as well as the White House: 

Dean added that the possibility Trump could pardon Manafort may not be an issue: 

Dean served as White House counsel to Nixon and was dubbed the “master manipulator” of the Watergate cover-up by the FBI. However, he ultimately cooperated with prosecutors. He has been highly critical of Trump and his administration. 

 

(h/t Raw Story)

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