Rep. Jim Joran confronted former Nixon White House counsel John Dean at today’s House Judiciary hearing over some of his old tweets bashing President Donald Trump.
Jim Jordan brought up some of Dean’s old tweets in particular on impeachment, mocking Trump, and saying “As POTUS he is incapable of accomplishing anything.”
Regarding “As POTUS he is incapable of accomplishing anything,” Jordan asked, “When you made that statement, what did you have in mind? Thinking about the 3.2 percent economic growth rate we had in the last quarter? Thinking about the fact we got the lowest unemployment in 50 years? How about the fact that hostages are back from North Korea?”
Dean responded, “I think that under the parliamentary rules of the House, I’m refrained from addressing a full answer to your question.”
Jordan then asked Dean about the comments he made on CNN prior to Cohen’s testimony to Congress about how he should hold his testimony from Republicans as long as possible.
Jim Jordan asked if he gave advice to Cohen or Lanny Davis prior to that testimony.
He responded: “I have known Lanny Davis for a couple decades and we have talked about it. I did say as soon as you turn your testimony over it will be picked apart.”
Jordan then went on to note that he’s dismayed at “this committee’s failure to investigate how the Trump/Russia thing started. How this whole thing began.”
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