LIKE a name and a voice summoned from the dim and distant past, the man who was president Richard Nixon’s lawyer, John Dean, has declared that Donald Trump could face “very serious” charges as prosecutors home in on his alleged wrongdoings.
Dean was reacting to the news that Trump’s self-confessed fixer, lawyer Michael Cohen, had revealed that he was interviewed by Cyrus Vance, the District Attorney (DA) of Manhattan, for the seventh time on Wednesday.
“From personal experience as a key witness,” tweeted Dean. “I assure you that you do not visit a prosecutor’s office seven times if they are not planning to indict those about whom you have knowledge. It is only a matter of how many days until DA Vance indicts Donald & Co.”
The DA is looking into Trump’s property dealings and tax arrangements and last month won a ruling from the Supreme Court that Trump had to surrender his tax and financial records.
In an interview with CNN broadcaster Anderson Cooper, Dean, who was the White House counsel that played a central role in the Watergate scandal, suggested the DA and his team were trying a couple of tactics to get to the truth of Trump’s dealings over the years.
“What they’re doing can be a couple of things,” said Dean. “One is the prosecutors are trying to get familiar with the witness. More likely in this instance, because of the treasure trove of information they obtained evidence from a subpoena, is to get guidance and…