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‘We’re Witnessing A Very Public Obstruction of Justice’: Former Counsel To Nixon Says ‘Trump Is Nixon On Steroids’

Former White House Counsel for President Richard Nixon, John Dean, made an appearance on CNN on Monday where he claimed that Donald Trump has already done much worse things than Nixon ever did.

Dean told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that “Trump is Nixon on steroids.”

“I think what we’re witnessing is a very public obstruction of justice,” Dean said Monday. “He, as I see it, has already exceeded everything that Nixon did. He’s really much more intimately involved than Nixon ever was in a cover-up.”

Dean and Cooper were discussing Trump’s weekend Twitter tirade against special counsel Robert Mueller.

“Trump from the very beginning, he’s involved in this,” Dean said. “And so I see a very different profile, and the big difference being Nixon was behind closed doors— everyone was surprised when there were recordings of it. Trump is right out front on it, and he’s dealing with it publicly.”

“That’s a pretty stunning statement that I want you to have repeat that,” Cooper replied. “You’re saying in your opinion Donald Trump has gone farther than Richard Nixon did to obstruct justice?”

“That’s exactly what I’m saying,” Dean replied. “I think Trump is Nixon on steroids and stilts.”

Take a look at the interview in the video clip below:

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