Republican National Committee (RNC) spokeswoman Liz Harrington slammed House Democrats for bringing in John Dean to testify during an interview with Hill.TV on Monday.
Dean was the former White House counsel for Richard Nixon and was asked to testify about parallels between the Mueller report and Watergate. However, Harrington pointed out that Dean may not be the best to offer his opinion.
“He has no credibility, not the most highly esteemed character I would add,” Harrington said.
President Donald Trump also questioned the choice of Dean, suggesting that Democrats are trying to find evidence that does not exist.
Can’t believe they are bringing in John Dean, the disgraced Nixon White House Counsel who is a paid CNN contributor. No Collusion – No Obstruction! Democrats just want a do-over which they’ll never get!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2019
“Can’t believe they are bringing in John Dean, the disgraced Nixon White House Counsel who is a paid CNN contributor,” said Trump. “No Collusion – No Obstruction! Democrats just want a do-over which they’ll never get!”
Harrington questioned why Dean’s testimony would matter in the investigation.
“What does this have to do with anything,” Harrington said.
She then went on to accuse Democrats of trying to twist the story to prove that the president engaged in criminal activity.
“They’re trying to draw this out to make it seem like something was done wrong and the fact of the matter is this president was falsely accused for more than two years of treasonous behavior with Russia, it was a complete lie. And the fact that he acted innocent and defended himself, that’s the second fake crime.”
Prior to the hearing, Dean claimed that he wanted to draw parallels between the two situations.
“I’m clearly not a fact witness, but hope I can give them some context and show them how strikingly like Watergate what we’re seeing now and as reported in the Mueller report is,” Dean said.
As IJR Red previously reported, Democrats have been meeting recently to discuss their strategy and whether to start an impeachment inquiry.