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Nixon’s Lawyer Accuses Trump of Lying

John Dean, a former lawyer for President Nixon, has come out on Twitter against Donald Trump. Dean believes that Trump does not know what he is doing or talking about.

The Hill reports:

Richard Nixon’s former lawyer is accusing President-elect Donald Trump of constantly lying to the American people.

John Dean, who served as White House Counsel to the former president and was directly involved in the Watergate scandal, says he’s troubled by Trump’s lack of knowledge and penchant for lies.

“It is deeply troubling when you realize that the president-elect generally does not know what he is talking about,” Dean tweeted.

“And when he does he lies.”

It is deeply troubling when you realize that the president-elect generally does not know what he is talking about and when he does he lies.

— John Dean (@JohnWDean) December 29, 2016

Dean is far from the only former adviser to a Republican president taking his criticism of Trump to Twitter.

“Lets be clear: U aren’t an American patriot & don’t respect Constitution if u believe Putin more than our President and intelligent services,” tweeted Matthew Dowd, chief strategist of George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign.

Lets be clear: U aren’t an American patriot & don’t respect Constitution if u believe Putin more than our President and intelligent services

— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 29, 2016

Several key Republican lawmakers applauded the new sanctions imposed on Russia by president Obama in response to Russian inference in the 2016 presidential election.

Some, including Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.), believe the punishment needs to be even stronger.

In response to the sanctions, Trump released a statement saying it was time to “move on to bigger and better things,” but also promised to meet with intelligence officials “to be updated on the facts of this situation.”

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