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Dean Finds Trump’s Disposition More Troubling than His Ignorance

“Even Nixon would be offended by this effort to use foreign assistance for a very personal, political reason, which is a very corrupting undertaking,” Dean said. “I don’t think Trump has any morals or shame. He will do anything to get re-elected before… It’s just the way Trump thinks. He doesn’t care. He will destroy anybody. I find him a deeply troubling character. When he first went in, I worried that his ignorance would get us in trouble. Now it’s his disposition that I find most troubling of all.”

— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, quoted by the New Yorker.

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Dean ‘Honored’ to Be Labeled a ‘RAT’by Trump

“I am actually honored to be on his enemies list as I was on Nixon’s when I made it there. This is a president I hold in such low esteem I would be fretting if he said something nice.”

— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, quoted by Axios, on being called a “RAT” by President Trump.

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Dean: Trump’s White House a ‘Nightmare’ Place to Work

“It’s a nightmare. They don’t know what their jeopardy is. They don’t know what they’re looking at. They don’t know if they’re a part of a conspiracy that might unfold. They don’t know whether to hire lawyers or not, how they’re going to pay for them if they do. It’s an unpleasant place.”

— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, quoted by the Los Angeles Times, on what it must be like to work in Trump’s White House.

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John Dean: It Won’t End Well for Trump

“How does it all end? Not well for Trump. I’m not too good at the tea leaves, I don’t think anybody is. I just can’t believe that there isn’t something there on the Russia matter, with Trump doing all that he’s doing. He’s throwing every signal out that he’s got a problem, and he’s trying to make it go away. So that’s why I say I can’t imagine it ending real well for him.”

— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, in an interview with New York Magazine.

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Nixon Not on Par with Trump’s Level of Corruption

I don’t think Richard Nixon even comes close to the level of corruption we already know about Trump.

— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, in an interview with The Atlantic.