Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

4 months, 18 days ago

( CNN) Although he does not foresee a quick aim to the special attorney probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media scenery may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days.

“I think there’s more likelihood( Nixon) might have survived if there’d been a Fox News, ” he added, is recommended that more conservative voices critical of special advise Robert Mueller’s investigation will be beneficial to Trump.

“I’ve never seen anything like the showing that’s happened in the last 20 or so days with Republicans undercutting the special attorney, ” Dean said of increasing accusations of political bias in the special counseling probe, following the removal of an agent for anti-Trump text. Critics have argued that these attacks are meant to provide cover if Trump chooses to cause Mueller’s firing.