'The POTUS Is A NITWIT!' Watergate's John Dean Mocks Trump Over Impeachment Flub

Ed Mazza

John Dean, the former White House counsel to President Richard M. Nixon, slammed President Donald Trump on Wednesday for failing to grasp how impeachment works. 

Trump claimed that if the House was to try and impeach him, he would “first head to the U.S. Supreme Court” to block the process. 

Dean, dubbed the “master manipulator” of the Watergate scandal before turning on Nixon and cooperating with the investigation, said that’s not how the process works: 

The Constitution stipulates that the House has “sole power of impeachment” and the Senate the “the sole power to try all impeachments,” with the chief justice of the Supreme Court presiding over the proceedings. In addition, the Supreme Court ruled in 1993 that courts have no role in the impeachment process

Dean also linked to a Time magazine article  that cited Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe, who was similarly harsh in his assessment: 

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