Nixon would have told Trump charging enemies was going too far – John Dean

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The White House counsel during Watergate calls idea of prosecuting Clinton and Comey ‘sort of stuff of a banana republic’

Richard Nixon would have told Donald Trump he had overstepped his powers and risked impeachment if he ordered the prosecution of Hillary Clinton and the FBI chief James Comey, a former top lawyer to the late, disgraced president has said.

“This is the sort of stuff of a banana republic,” John Dean, White House counsel to Nixon, said of a report late on Tuesday that Trump had to be talked out of commanding the justice department to bring charges against the two, whom he saw as his political enemies.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/21/nixon-would-have-told-trump-charging-enemies-was-going-too-far-john-dean
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