A former White House lawyer thinks that the US Congress will have soon no choice but to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
John Dean, who served as President Richard M. Nixon’s counsel from 1970 to 1973 and received jail time for his role in the Watergate scandal, made the remarks this week after prosecutors sought “substantial” prison term for Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer.
“I don’t know that this will forever disappear into some dark hole of unprosecutable presidents,” Dean, a CNN contributor, said Friday on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”
“I think it will resurface in the Congress. I think what this totality of today’s filings show that the House is going to have little choice, the way this is going, other than to start impeachment proceedings.”
On Friday, New York City’s US Attorney Robert Khuzami rejected Cohen’s request for significant leniency based on his…