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Ex-Nixon Official: Comey Should Have Waited to Publish Book

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By    |   Monday, 16 April 2018 04:29 PM

Former FBI director James Comey could have written a better book if he had waited a few years to write it, a Nixon administration official said Monday.

John Dean, the White House counsel from 1970-1973 under former President Richard Nixon, told CNN he waited until the legal process had played out before he wrote his own book about Nixon's troubles.

"I think he should have waited," Dean told CNN's "New Day." "I think it would have been a better book to have all the experiences to go through what he is gonna go through with the president."

Comey, who was fired from his post at the FBI last spring by President Donald Trump, wrote a book about his experiences during the 2016 campaign, his interactions with Trump, and the investigations involving Hillary Clinton's email use and the Russia probe.

Comey talked to ABC's George Stephanopoulos for an interview that was broadcast Sunday night.

"When I was confronted with the same situation after I left the White House, I waited about two years before I published," Dean said. "I actually ended up with better material in many ways, having gone through all the trials and what have you than I would have just with the White House story."

Dean closed his appearance by saying the Russia investigation will likely remain alive even if Trump were to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

"There is too much momentum now – too much interest," he said. "Too many years have now been spent on this investigation just to put it on the shelf and make it go away."

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John Dean, the White House counsel from 1970-1973 under former President Richard Nixon, told CNN that former FBI director James Comey could have written a better book if he had waited a few years to write it.
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