Skip to comments.Who Is John Dean?
Posted on 06/11/2019 12:54:04 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: By the way, I think probably today they are grateful dont misunderstand me here they are grateful for the helicopter crash yesterday that took attention away, cause John Dean bombed.
The Jerry Nadler mock impeachment hearing bombed. We have the audio sound bites of that coming up. I mean stop and think about it. Going back 45 years, John Dean, whos got nothing to do with anything happening today except attempting to stay relevant by sucking up to the media every day in any which way he knows how. That is what saved John Dean.
In fact, you know what? I think a lot of people, I make the mistake well, no, actually I dont make this mistake. I acknowledge the fact that many in this audience may not have been alive back during Watergate, thats 1972. And even if you were alive, you may have not been paying that much attention, although in Watergate a lot of people were. But how much of it do you really remember? How many really remember who John Dean is? How many really remember what John dean was?
Let me do a little pop quiz in there. Theres no wrong answer in there so dont worry, Im not trying to humiliate the already overworked and overpaid staff. In one sentence, and again, no wrong answer here. Im running a little test. In one sentence, tell me who, to you, John Dean is. What is your memory of John Dean in Watergate?
Former Nixon loyalist turned rat is Mr. Snerdleys impression of John Dean. I have found that most people have a variation of that, although they dont use the word rat. They think John Dean is a hero because he finally came out thats why hes there yesterday, because they think John Dean is seen as a hero. He finally had the guts, somebody in that Nixon administration had the guts to stand up and finally tell the truth. Thats not at all who John Dean was. And so a little history lesson coming up in just a second.
For the purposes of making sure the people in this audience are fully informed about who this guy is, weve got some great audio sound bites from the hearing yesterday. In fact, maybe the Democrats are dont misunderstand but they may not be regretting that the helicopter story yesterday took their hearing well, it made them start them late. As a result, not as many might have seen. We dont know how many people actually saw the hearing, but it was not good.
RUSH: Theyre still telling lies in the Drive-By Media about the Mexico tariff deal. Theyre telling lies about everything. They cannot get current. Theyre trying to correlate everything happening today to something that happened in the past that they think was a great victory for them. How ridiculous is it, the Mueller report is finished, its over, theres nothing in it, theres nothing in it for the Democrats to use to gain any kind of victory and they cant let it go.
I mean, the pickings are so slim theyve gotta go back and get a guy thats 81 years old from the 1970s to try to make a case, and he wasnt even part of this. He claimed he didnt know how much CNNs paying him as a commentator. I dont know. I guess Dean makes so much money that the incremental pennies he gets from CNN are so insignificant that he doesnt even bother to tabulate them. (imitating Dean) I really dont know what CNN is paying me.
So let me tell you a little bit about John Dean. Well get into Plugs Biden and his eviscerating speech that the Drive-Bys breathlessly await. As I say, the helicopter story yesterday in Manhattan distracted the Drive-Bys from covering Jerry Nadlers opening of the mock impeachment trial, the dry run, the rehearsal, starring John Dean. John Dean, of all the witnesses, John Dean was the star witness, somebody who wasnt even a part of this!
Because it backfired, folks. Not only did John Dean not add any credibility to Nadlers investigation, cause the Republicans eviscerated him. And, by the way, if you saw any of it yesterday, you now know why Mueller does not want to testify. Muellers not afraid of the Democrats, but he doesnt want any part of Jim Jordan. Wait til you hear Jordan eviscerate John Dean. Its coming up.
He doesnt want any part of Doug Collins. He doesnt want any part of any of the Republicans that would start asking him questions. He doesnt want any questions about the dossier, about how they ignored the Hillary involvement with the Russians. Thats why Mueller doesnt want to testify. John Dean illustrated why Mueller wants no part of congressional testimony.
Not only did John Dean not add any credibility, but the Republicans on the committee were able to remind everybody just what a partisan hack John Dean has been for more than 40 years. And the reason John Dean has become a partisan hack is because he learned very early on in the Watergate scandal that his true avenue of escape was to suck up to the Washington media that hated Richard Nixon.
If he could, in their eyes, become an ally in the war against Nixon, he would forever be embraced and given new life and credibility. And thats been the case. Ever since John Dean was perceived to have turned rat on Nixon, the Drive-By Media in Washington and New York has loved him, as has the Washington establishment and yesterdays hearing exposed this. And it also illustrated what a partisan witch hunt Nadlers mock impeachment rehearsal is. Now, as a public service, I want to add to what the Republicans said about Dean, which we have coming up in the audio sound bites.
For starters, John Dean was not the hero of Watergate, but many people think that he was because he was supposedly a Nixon loyalist who then saw what his boss was really doing, and saw what his boss was capable of and immediately immediately abandoned his boss. And thats why John Deans a hero. Now, I gonna assume that most of you in this audience are fully aware of the abject hatred the media had for Richard Nixon, the abject hatred the Democrat Party had for Nixon.
So it didnt take long for Dean to figure out which side of the bread he wanted buttered. (impression) And he artfully separated himself from Nixon as a great American patriot, who was at one time a Nixon loyalist but then saw all the dirt, saw all of the scum, all of the outrage. And John Dean, American patriot, couldnt take it anymore. And he finally had to let the truth fly! He had to unload in the Watergate hearings. Thats how hes seen: Great patriot, putting the country before his job, putting the country before his relationship with the president, putting his job before his loyalty to the executive branch.
And hes parlayed that into a career that includes bashing Republicans on Twitter and on CNN as often as he is asked to do so. He was not, however, the hero of Watergate. John Dean, if you want to know the truth, is more accurately described as one of the two people behind the Watergate break-in! He worked with our old buddy G. Gordon Liddy! Dean was not one of these Nixon lawyers, White House counselors, that was shocked at what he had seen. He was one of the architects of it!
Theres a theory that John Dean was trying to protect his girlfriend, who was an alleged member of a DNC call-girl ring. Thats one of the reasons it was speculated just a theory that Dean was interested to get in there and get dirt from the DNC cause they had information that his girlfriend was alleged to be part of a DNC call-girl ring, which was one of the objectives of the Watergate burglars. They were doing anything they could to discredit that. Theyd heard this rumor flying around. In any case, the FBI called John Dean the master manipulator of the Watergate cover-up.
He wasnt some innocent bystander sitting in there doing his counselor job and all of a sudden becomes aware of what the burglars were doing and the plumbers and Liddy and his crowd, and was then outraged and shocked. He was the master manipulator, according to the FBI back then. And in the end, John Dean was accused of lying to authorities 19 times. He also obstructed justice. Keep that in mind. John Dean obstructed justice. He was sentenced to prison; didnt want to go. He served a four-month prison term in a halfway house.
He says, I didnt go to prison.
Well, I dont know. A halfway house maybe is not prison, but he had to spend time away from home in a controlled facility. He made a big deal yesterday about not going to prison, but its a fine point. Its semantics. So heres a guy who obstructed justice, and the Democrats bring him in as an expert in obstruction of justice, and they think Theyre bringing him in as a hero! Not as somebody who has committed the crime, but as a hero who discovered it and was outraged by it. (impression) But because of John Deans lifelong service, John Dean (better than most) can spot obstruction of justice before you and I have even gotten up in the morning.
John Dean knows obstruction of justice and, therefore, hes a credible witness to describe how Trump has done it. But wishing an investigation would end is not obstruction of justice. Is it? Youre the president of the United States. You know that whats going on is a witch hunt because you know that you didnt do it. You know he didnt collude with Russia, and you know that you havent obstructed justice (because youre president and you have constitutional powers that youve exercised like firing Comey), and you want this thing to end.
Its a distraction, its paralyzing your administration, its a witch hunt. You know theres no good that can come of this because theres no there there being investigated. So you want it to end. As Professor Dershowitz has pointed out: Wanting an investigation of yourself to end is not obstructing justice, and its not unnatural. Its perfectly normal, when you are falsely accused, to want it to go away. The Democrats are trying to say that Trump obstructed justice by thinking about finding ways to end this investigation, which really wasnt even an investigation. It was a coup.
John Dean got away with pleading to a single felony count of obstruction in exchange for becoming a key witness for the prosecution, which ultimately resulted in Dean getting a reduced prison sentence of just about four months. Dean was also later disbarred as was Bill Clinton. But all in all, he got off with a slap on the wrist, especially now when he is calling for Trump to be drawn and quartered when Trump hasnt committed any crimes and John Dean did!
And John Dean pleaded guilty to them for a reduced sentence. This whole experience has left John Dean, contrary and this is a great study in human nature. John Dean is a bitter man. Why? John Dean ought to have been revitalized and happy and sitting on top of the world. Hes been embraced by the Washington power structure. Hes been embraced by the cool kids. Hes been embraced by the big clique. And the guy is bitter.
RUSH: John Deans an interesting figure in the sense that youve heard the old saying that the grass is not always greener. Heres John Dean. He comes out of Nixon administration; hes caught up in it. He realizes how much Nixons hated. He makes a quick calculation that hes gotta get out of that. So he Call it becoming a rat, whatever. He decides to throw in with Nixons enemies, which is the entirety of the media and they willingly, rapidly accept his entry application into the Washington establishment, because he becomes a useful player.
They can use John Dean and his supposed credibility to destroy Nixon even further. John Dean, nevertheless, seems to have been left a bitter man. In the 40 years since, John Dean made a living by claiming every alleged Republican scandal has been worse than Watergate. Thats been his job. His job with the Drive-By Media has been to say that every Republican president and scandal therein is at least the equal to Watergate, if not worse and hes doing it here with Donald Trump. He said Reagans Iran-Contra scandal was worse than Watergate.
He even wrote a book that claimed the Iraq war was far worse than Watergate, that Bush and Cheney were far worse than Nixon ever was. This has been his job. Since Trump has been in office, John Dean has posted 970 tweets attacking Donald Trump, in addition to all of his attacks on Trump as a CNN commentator. And yet hes bitter. Why isnt he happy? The Drive-Bys have accepted him! Theyve made him a hero. Theyve reversed his loser image. Theyve turned him into one of the great American patriots, and hes bitter.
He got everything he wanted, supposedly. Why is he bitter?
Theres a life lesson here.
RUSH: Now to the audio sound bites. Jim Jordan of Ohio just eviscerated John Dean yesterday. Now, again, I just want to set this up. John Deans brought in by Jerry Nadler cause they dont have anybody. Theyve gotta go get somebody from 40 years ago who pled guilty to obstructing justice during Watergate. John Dean, in fact, prepared the enemies list! He was one of the two guys that prepared it! He and Chuck Colson prepared the Nixon enemies list.
Hes now out there talking about how hes proud to be an enemy of Trump. I dont think Trump cares one way or the other about John Dean, except when John Dean goes front and center. But this is a mock impeachment hearing. John Dean is trying to be the star witness to see if theres anything there, and when it came time for the Republicans to take their turn, this is how it went with Jim Jordan
Rep. Jordan Questions John Dean
JORDAN: At a memorial event for David Hamburg, Speaker Pelosi and I had a chance to discuss impeachment. Mr. Dean, who wrote that?
DEAN: I did.
JORDAN: One month ago, May 11th, 2019: Havent we been too long in not giving Trump a meaningful monker? Should it be Deranged Don, Deadbeat Don, Demagogue Don? Thoughts, please? Comments? Mr. Dean, who wrote that?
DEAN: I assume that was mine.
JORDAN: It was yours. Nineteen days ago, there was this: We are witnessing Trumps massive cover-up of his criminal behavior as POTUS. Hes incapable of accomplishing anything. Mr. Dean, do you know who wrote that?
DEAN: I suspect that was me again.
JORDAN: It was you.
RUSH: Hes incapable of accomplishing anything. So, Jim Jordan was simply reminding everybody of the abject hatred not just bias, the abject hatred for Donald Trump harbored by John Dean. Making the point that anything this guy says cannot be accepted as credible because hes got this built in hatred bias. Now, Trump hasnt accomplished anything, eh?
RUSH: Heres Jim Jordan continuing with his questioning of Dean.
JORDAN: As president of the United States, he, Donald Trump, is incapable of accomplishing anything. When you made that statement, Mr. Dean, what did you have in mind? Thinking about the 3.2% economic growth rate we had the last quarter? Thinking about the fact we got the lowest unemployment in 50 years? How about the fact the hostages are back from North Korea? Maybe you were thinking about this. When you said the president of the United States was incapable of doing anything, were you thinking about the fact that the embassy is now in Jerusalem?
DEAN: I think that under the parliamentary rules of the House, Im refraining from addressing a full answer to your question.
JORDAN: You werent refrained in your tweets, in your comments to the things
DEAN: My tweets are not subject to the parliamentarian
JORDAN: They are subject to state of mind and the perspective you bring to this hearing.
RUSH: John Dean simply will not repeat or even acknowledge what he has said. Hes being eviscerated here.
A liar and degenerate.
This is where the Democrats are? Trotting out old Watergate people, apparently to hint that Trump is like Nixon, that the Russia thing is somehow like Watergate???
Ask G. Gordon Liddy or read his books.
He is very familiar with Dean.
Next, they’ll have a séance in which they summon the spirit of John Ehrlichman. Perhaps they can get Hillary to perform the séance, what with all of her experience in such matters.
45 years ago?! Better yet, Jerry Nadler can hear testimony form Squeaky Fromme regarding the Manson murders, or her assassination attempt on President Ford. That would be just as timely, and relevant.
When he flipped and became a rat, he thought his new buddies on the other side would still make it happen. Of course they didn't. Nobody trusts a rat. All he gets is a few crumbs from the liberal networks to make him a "consultant" so he can be trotted out to bash Republicans when called.
But, no K Street firm. No seven figure income. No job in any Dem administration. No ticket to the swamp. And now, upstaged by a helicopter crash.
It sucks to be John Dean - and he knows it.
Well at least he is better off than Vince Foster.
Not this Dean, either
Are Howard Hunt, Gordon Liddy, and James McCord still around?
Let’s have a Watergate reunion.
Why are criminals running my Free Republic?
Was he named after a sloop?
Hes the Ghost of Watergate Past.
Liddy is still alive.
That was the John B.
And a loser
Didn’t John Dean git killed in a car wreck or plane crash?
Who Is John Dean?
37% responded “a cowboy who sells sausage on TV”.
29% replied “the guy who starred in those Herbie the Love Bug movies.
14% replied “the guy who ran Faber College in Animal House”.
6% replied “a long reliever for the Milwaukee Brewers”.
That is correct. Howard Hunt however died on January 23, 2017
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