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#FTR: Nixon WH Counsel, John Dean, is pretty much universally considered a hero in the Watergate scandal.

While he wasn't an angel, his cooperation ultimately led to Nixon's impeachment and resignation.

Hmm, I wonder why Trump would call him a "RAT" and view him negatively...?
#FLAG: Trump invokes McCarthyism, while hurling unfounded accusations at Democrats and the Special Counsel.

He claims he demands transparency, while his White House lies at every turn.

When he says "many lives have been ruined," he's setting up pardons.
#FLAG: Trump and the Right Wing often say "No Collusion...except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats."

It's a repeated counter-narrative about the FusionGPS commissioned #SteeleDossier, claiming it's collusion.

It's been debunked. But truth isn't truth.
#RELATED: Quick thread dismantling the Right-Wing #SteeleDossier "Democrat Collusion" counter-narrative.

#FLAG: In the same rant he invokes McCarthyism...

Trump demonizes reporters, makes unfounded accusations, including accusing the free press of treasonous behavior by calling them the "enemy of the people."

Irony or scary?

(It's spelled "COUNSEL," FFS.)
#FLAG: Trump claims "some members of the media" called him to complain and apologize about the NYT story on Don McGahn's cooperation with Mueller...which McGahn's own lawyer has since CONFIRMED.

Is he smoking something? Or is he just referring to Hannity?
#FLAG: Again, in the same breath, Trump invokes McCarthy, while demonizing and flinging unfounded accusations at others.

Overall, this morning demonstrates how afraid he is.

It also highlights how dangerous it is that the GOP won't put #CountryOverParty.
#RELATED: The news story that set Trump off this morning and has him very, very fearful...

#UPDATE: As expected, Trump and his legal team were completely oblivious to the extent of McGahn’s cooperation.

They made statements to the contrary and Trump ranted to make it seem like he was still in control.

But it was clear he was trying too hard...

If there's no government interest in withholding information or if it involves a crime, IT IS NOT PRIVILEGED.

Nixon tried it. He failed. They should pick up a history book.
#RELATED: Also settled after Watergate, the White House Counsel represents the PRESIDENCY, NOT THE PRESIDENT.

Trump and Giuliani claim they could've claimed attorney-client privilege in regards to McGahn.

They're either lying or in for a rude awakening.
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