Feckless John Dean sold out his boss and his friends, and got rich

Feckless John Dean was a central figure in Watergate, the 1970s political scandal against which all others are measured, serving at the tender age of 32 as President Nixon’s White House attorney.

In that capacity Dean worked to thwart investigators after the clumsy break-in at Democratic Party headquarters, then, like a rat, he flipped and helped sink Nixon by revealing the president’s involvement in the cover-up.

As part of a deal with prosecutors, Dean pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and served four months in a federal safe house. He was barred from practicing law in Virginia and the District of Columbia, moved to his wife’s home state of California and made his livelihood as an investment banker and regular on the lecture circuit.

So basically, he’s made a living off of selling out his boss and his Republican friends.

For that, he is the Leftist’s hero.

Source: LA Times


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