John Dean, former White House counsel suspects that Attorney General William Barr may have done something shady and buried it. He informed President Richard M. Nixon about this found inside the report filed by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Mueller had found no evidence against Barr of collusion between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. However, Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded saying there wasn’t sufficient evidence to blame the president.
Dean was titled as ‘Master Manipulator’ of the Watergate Scandal by the FBI. He eventually turned on Nixon and cooperated with the investigation, a move that ultimately helped to end the presidency.
Dean found this information curious. “He put a little lipstick on something that might’ve been fairly ugly,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon.
Dean added, “We haven’t really seen the underlying report, but I have some suspicions that the reason he boiled this down. Just the way he did is because it’s not very attractive, Don. [Mueller’s] words are very different than Barr’s, I suspect.” “Those issues will be sorted out as this report slowly, hopefully, surfaces,” Dean said.
However, Dean wrote on Twitter that:
“Having re-read William Barr’s June 2018 Memo critiquing Mueller’s obstruction investigation and now his summary of Mueller’s Report. it is clear that Richard Nixon would not have been forced to resign his office if Barr had been Attorney General. Barr wants a POTUS above the law.”