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Dem Rep. Swalwell: John Dean Testimony '11' Out of 10

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 11 June 2019 02:02 PM

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., said Tuesday that former White House counsel John Dean's testimony showed how the Trump administration's conduct "rhymes" with the Nixon administration's.

CNN's "New Day," host Alisyn Camerota asked the congressman how effective he thought Dean’s testimony was, on a scale of 1-10, in "highlighting President [Donald] Trump's wrongdoing."

Swalwell answered, "It goes to 11."

He added, "It's said often that history doesn't repeat itself, it rhymes, and we heard a lot of rhymes [Wednesday] when you put in perspective what the Trump administration has done in just, you know, three short years – compared to what we saw during the Nixon administration. And it also lays the foundation for where we need to go next to make sure we hold this president accountable and that more lawlessness does not pervade our country."

Swalwell said later the House will hear testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller, as well as other individuals involved in his investigation.

"We're going to hear from special counsel Mueller, we're going to hear from these other witnesses," the congressman said. "There's no law that says that the president can prevent these individuals from coming forth, but it does take court victories to get there. We've had some court victories; it is making its way up. But I am confident we're on the right course, we're going to uphold the rule of law, resist the temptation to do Donald Trump justice and just run over the rule of law, and it's going to come to a crescendo and one that doesn't sound good for the president."

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Former White House counsel John Dean's testimony showed how the Trump administration's conduct "rhymes" with the Nixon administration's, according to Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.
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