John Wesley Dean III (born October 14, 1938) is an American attorney, political aide, writer, critic and convicted felon. He was born in Akron, Ohio. Dean was White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. Dean is known for his role in the cover-up of the Watergate scandal and his testimony to Congress as a witness.
His guilty plea to a single felony in exchange for becoming a key witness led to a reduced sentence, which he served at Fort Holabird outside Baltimore, Maryland. After his plea, he was disbarred as an attorney. Afterwards, he became a critic of the Republican Party, Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump, and the Iraq War.
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- Dean, John (2008). Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. United States: Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0143114215.
- Freob, Ian (September 14, 2007). "John Dean: I Never Thought Anyone Could Trump Buchanan". Riverfront Times. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
For the past four years, Dean has penned a series of lamentations on the Republican Party...
- Barabak, Mark Z. (June 1, 2017). "John Dean helped bring down Richard Nixon. Now he thinks Donald Trump is even worse". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Curry, Tom (March 31, 2006). "Watergate's Dean Stars At Censure Bush Hearing". MSNBC. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
- Matthew Rothschild (May 20, 2006). "An Interview with John Dean". The Progressive. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
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- Worse Than Watergate: Former Nixon Counsel John Dean Says Bush Should Be Impeached Democracy Now!, April 6, 2004, interview with John Dean
- Doing Legal, Political, and Historical Research on the Internet Using Blog Forums, Open Source Dictionaries, and More John Dean, Findlaw, September 9, 2005
- Video of John Dean interview by Keith Olbermann on Countdown with Keith Olbermann about Dean's book Conservatives Without Conscience on July 11, 2006, at Crooks and Liars, Video at YouTube
- "Former White House Counsel John Dean". The Tavis Smiley Show. Public Radio International. Interview comparing Nixon and Donald Trump.
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- Dean Appearances on C-SPAN