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John Wesley Dean III (born October 14, 1938) is an investment banker, author, columnist, lecturer, and attorney who served as White House Counsel for United States
United States
President Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
from July 1970 until April 1973. In this position, he became deeply involved in events leading up to the Watergate burglaries
Watergate burglaries
and the subsequent Watergate scandal cover-up. He was referred to as the "master manipulator of the cover-up" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI).[1] He pleaded guilty to a single felony count, in exchange for becoming a key witness for the prosecution. This ultimately resulted in a reduced prison sentence, which he served at Fort Holabird
Fort Holabird
outside Baltimore, Maryland. Dean is currently an author, columnist, and commentator on contemporary politics, strongly critical of neoconservatism and the Republican Party, and is a registered Independent. He has been strongly critical of former President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
and President Donald Trump.[2][3]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Washington lawyer 3 Nixon campaign and administration 4 From "master manipulator" to star witness

4.1 Start of Watergate 4.2 Link to cover-up 4.3 Cooperation with prosecutors 4.4 Firing by Nixon 4.5 Testimony to Senate Watergate
Watergate
Committee

5 Watergate
Watergate
trial 6 Research on memory for conversations 7 Life after Watergate 8 Bibliography 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

Personal life[edit] Dean was born in Akron, Ohio, and lived in Marion, the hometown of former President Warren Harding, whose biographer he later became.[4] Thereafter, his family moved to Flossmoor, Illinois, where he attended grade school through the eighth grade. For high school, he attended Staunton Military Academy
Staunton Military Academy
in Virginia. He initially attended Colgate University, and then The College of Wooster
College of Wooster
in Ohio, where he obtained his B.A. in 1961. He received a Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor
(J.D.) from the Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Law Center in 1965.[5] Dean married Karla Ann Hennings on February 4, 1962; they had one child, John Wesley Dean IV; they divorced in 1970. Dean married Maureen (Mo) Kane on October 13, 1972.[6] Washington lawyer[edit] After graduation, he joined Welch & Morgan, a law firm in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
where he was soon accused of conflict of interest violations and fired.[7] He was alleged to have started negotiating his own private deal for a TV station broadcast license, after his firm had assigned him to do the same exact thing for a client of theirs.[8] Dean was a student at Staunton Military Academy
Staunton Military Academy
with Barry Goldwater Jr., the son of then-U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, and was a close friend of the family.[7] Dean was subsequently employed as the chief minority counsel to the Republican members of the United States
United States
House Committee on the Judiciary from 1966 to 1967. Dean then served as associate director of the National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws for approximately two years.[9] Nixon campaign and administration[edit]

External video

1973 Watergate
Watergate
Hearings; 1973-06-25; Part 1 of 6, 1:07:59, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
(WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC[10]

Dean volunteered to write position papers on crime for Richard Nixon's presidential campaign in 1968. The following year, he became an associate deputy in the office of the Attorney General of the United States, serving under Attorney General John N. Mitchell, with whom he was on friendly terms.[11] In July 1970, he accepted an appointment to become counsel to the president, after the previous holder of this post, John Ehrlichman, became the president's chief domestic adviser.[11] From "master manipulator" to star witness[edit] Start of Watergate[edit]

Watergate
Watergate
scandal

Watergate
Watergate
complex

Events

List

Presidency of Richard Nixon Timeline Nixon White House tapes Operation Sandwedge Operation Gemstone 1972 U.S. presidential election "Saturday Night Massacre" "White House horrors" United States
United States
v. Nixon Resignation speech Inauguration of Gerald Ford

People

Watergate
Watergate
burglars

Bernard Barker Virgilio Gonzalez Eugenio Martínez James W. McCord Jr. Frank Sturgis

Groups

Master list of Nixon's political opponents Nixon's Enemies List Watergate
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Babies Watergate
Watergate
Seven White House Plumbers

CRP

Committee for the Re-Election of the President (CRP)

Fred LaRue Jeb Stuart Magruder Robert Mardian John N. Mitchell Kenneth Parkinson Hugh W. Sloan Jr. Maurice Stans

White House

President Richard Nixon Alexander Butterfield Charles Colson John Dean John Ehrlichman Gerald Ford H. R. Haldeman E. Howard Hunt Egil Krogh G. Gordon Liddy Gordon C. Strachan Rose Mary Woods

Judiciary

Archibald Cox Leon Jaworski John Sirica

Journalists

Carl Bernstein Bob Woodward Ben Bradlee Howard Simons Lesley Stahl The Washington Post

Intelligence community

Mark Felt
Mark Felt
("Deep Throat") L. Patrick Gray Richard Helms James R. Schlesinger

Congress

Howard Baker Sam Ervin Peter W. Rodino U.S. Senate Watergate
Watergate
Committee Impeachment
Impeachment
process

Related

Frank Wills (security guard) James F. Neal
James F. Neal
(prosecutor) All the President's Men
All the President's Men
(book, film) The Final Days (book, film) Dick (film)

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On January 27, 1972, Dean, then White House Counsel, met with Jeb Magruder (Deputy Director of the Committee to Re-Elect the President, or CRP and CREEP) and John N. Mitchell
John N. Mitchell
(Attorney General of the United States, and soon-to-be Director of CRP), in Mitchell's office, for a presentation by G. Gordon Liddy
G. Gordon Liddy
(counsel for CRP and a former FBI agent). At that time, Liddy presented a preliminary plan for intelligence-gathering operations during the campaign year 1972. Reaction to Liddy's plan was highly unfavorable. Liddy was ordered to scale down his ideas, and he presented a revised plan to the same group on February 4, which was, however, left unapproved at that stage.[12] A scaled-down plan would be approved by Mitchell in late March of that year in Florida. This scaled-down Liddy plan would lead eventually to attempts to eavesdrop on the Democratic National Committee
Democratic National Committee
(DNC) headquarters at the Watergate complex
Watergate complex
in Washington, D.C., and to the Watergate scandal. The burglars' first break-in attempt in late May 1972 had been successful, but several problems had arisen with poor-quality information from their bugs, and they wanted to photograph more documents. Specifically, the burglars were interested in information they thought was held by Lawrence F. O'Brien, head of the DNC. On their second attempt to break in, on the night of June 16–17, 1972, the burglars were discovered by hotel security. After the arrests of the burglars, Dean took custody of evidence and money from the White House safe of E. Howard Hunt, Jr., who had been supervising the Watergate
Watergate
burglaries, and later destroyed some of the evidence before it could be found by investigators.[13] Link to cover-up[edit] On February 28, 1973, Acting FBI
FBI
Director L. Patrick Gray
L. Patrick Gray
testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his nomination to replace J. Edgar Hoover
J. Edgar Hoover
as Director of the FBI. Armed with newspaper articles indicating the White House had possession of FBI
FBI
Watergate
Watergate
files, the committee chairman, Sam Ervin, questioned Gray as to what he knew about the White House obtaining the files. Gray stated he had given FBI
FBI
reports to Dean, and had discussed the FBI
FBI
investigation with Dean on many occasions. It also came out that Gray had destroyed important evidence entrusted to him by Dean. Gray's nomination failed and now Dean was directly linked to the Watergate
Watergate
cover-up. White House Chief of Staff
White House Chief of Staff
H. R. Haldeman
H. R. Haldeman
would later claim that Dean was appointed by Nixon to take the lead role in coordinating the Watergate
Watergate
cover-up from an early stage, and that this cover-up was working very well for many months. Certain aspects of the scandal had come to light before the 1972 elections, but Nixon was re-elected to a second presidential term by a significant margin.[14] Cooperation with prosecutors[edit] On March 22, 1973, Nixon requested that Dean put together a report with everything he knew about the Watergate
Watergate
matter, and even invited him to take a retreat to Camp David
Camp David
to do so. Dean did go to Camp David and performed some work on this report, but since he was one of the cover-up's chief participants, this report-writing task placed him in the difficult position of relating his own involvement, as well as that of others, and he correctly concluded he was being fitted for the role of scapegoat in the cover-up by those higher up. Dean did not complete the report.[15] On March 23, the five Watergate
Watergate
burglars, along with G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt, were sentenced with stiff fines and maximum prison time of up to 40 years. On April 6, Dean hired an attorney and began his cooperation with Senate Watergate
Watergate
investigators, while continuing to work as Nixon's Chief White House Counsel
White House Counsel
and participate in Nixon's cover-up efforts, not disclosing this obvious conflict to Nixon until some time later. Dean was also receiving advice from the attorney he hired, Charles Shaffer, on matters involving vulnerabilities of other White House staff with the cover-up. Dean continued to provide information to the prosecutors, who were able to make enormous progress on the cover-up case, which up until then they had virtually ignored, having concentrated on the actual burglary and events preceding it. Dean also appeared before the Watergate
Watergate
grand jury, where he took the Fifth Amendment numerous times to avoid incriminating himself, and in order to save his testimony for the Senate Watergate
Watergate
hearings.[15] Firing by Nixon[edit]

Dean at the Miami
Miami
Book Fair 2014 during the presentation of his book The Nixon Defense

Coupled with his sense of distance from Nixon's inner circle, the "Berlin Wall" of advisors H. R. Haldeman
H. R. Haldeman
and John Ehrlichman, Dean sensed he was going to become the Watergate
Watergate
scapegoat and despite going to Camp David, he returned to Washington without having completed his report. Nixon fired Dean on April 30, the same date he also announced the resignations of Haldeman and Ehrlichman. Dean had earlier asked Nixon for formal immunity from prosecution for any crimes he may have committed while serving as White House Counsel. Nixon refused to grant this request and his refusal led Dean to cooperate with the prosecutors very soon afterwards. Upon going to the prosecutors, Dean also requested immunity, which was not granted despite his many revelations.[14] Testimony to Senate Watergate
Watergate
Committee[edit] On June 25, 1973, Dean began his testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee. The committee had voted to grant him use immunity (doing so in a divided vote in a private session that was then changed to a unanimous vote and announced that way to the public). In his testimony, Dean implicated administration officials, including Nixon fund-raiser and former Attorney General John Mitchell, Nixon, and himself. Dean's testimony attracted very high television ratings since he was breaking new ground in the investigation, and media attention grew apace, with more detailed newspaper coverage. Dean was the first administration official to accuse Nixon of direct involvement with Watergate
Watergate
and the resulting cover-up in press interviews. Such testimony against Nixon, while damaging to the president's credibility, had little impact legally, as it was merely his word against Nixon's. Nixon vigorously denied all accusations against him that he had authorized a cover-up, and Dean had no corroboration beyond various notes he had taken in his meetings with the president. It was not until information about secret White House tape recordings having been made by President Nixon (disclosed in testimony by Alexander Butterfield, on July 16, 1973) and the tapes having been subpoenaed and analyzed that many of Dean's accusations were largely substantiated. Earlier, Dean had had suspicions that Nixon was taping conversations, but had not known this for sure, and he tipped prosecutors to ask witnesses questions along this line, leading to Butterfield's revelations. Watergate
Watergate
trial[edit] Dean pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice before Watergate
Watergate
trial judge John Sirica
John Sirica
on October 19, 1973. He admitted supervising payments of "hush money" to the Watergate
Watergate
burglars, notably E. Howard Hunt, and revealed the existence of Nixon's enemies list. Archibald Cox, Watergate
Watergate
Special
Special
Prosecutor, was interested in meeting with Dean, and planned to do so a few days later, but Cox was fired by Nixon the very next day, and it was not until some time later that Cox was replaced by Leon Jaworski. On August 2, 1974, Sirica handed down a sentence to Dean of one-to-four years in a minimum-security prison. However, when Dean surrendered as scheduled on September 3, he was diverted to the custody of U.S. Marshals, and kept instead at Fort Holabird (near Baltimore, Maryland) in a special "safe house" holding facility primarily used for witnesses against the Mafia. He spent his days at the offices of Jaworski, the Watergate
Watergate
Special
Special
Prosecutor, and testifying in the trial of Watergate
Watergate
conspirators Mitchell, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Robert Mardian, and Kenneth Parkinson, which concluded on January 1, 1975. All except Parkinson were convicted, largely based upon Dean's evidence. Dean's lawyer moved to have his sentence reduced and on January 8, Judge Sirica granted the motion, adjusting Dean's sentence to time served, which wound up being four months. With his conviction for felony offenses, Dean was disbarred as a lawyer in Virginia
Virginia
and the District of Columbia, so he could no longer practice law.[16][17] Research on memory for conversations[edit] John Dean's statement spanned 245 pages and involved dozens of different conversations.[18] His memory was so precise that reporters dubbed him the "human tape recorder".[19] When it was later uncovered that President Nixon secretly recorded all the meetings in the Oval Office, a famous psychologist and memory researcher, Ulric Neisser, saw "a valuable data trove".[19] Neisser was a sharp critic of studying memory in the laboratory.[20] He believed that memories created in a laboratory environment were something very different from how memory works in everyday settings.[20] However, everyday memory is often difficult to study because it's challenging to establish controls and know whether the events a participant remembers actually occurred.[21] When the tapes surfaced, Neisser saw an ecologically valid opportunity to study memory for conversations. Likewise, Dean claimed he was "ecstatic" that there were tape recordings because he believed the tapes would corroborate everything he told to the Senate Watergate
Watergate
Committee.[22] However, despite Dean's confidence, the tapes proved that his memory was anything but a tape recorder.[23] Not only did he fail to remember any conversations verbatim, he often failed to even recall the gist of conversations correctly.[23] Yet, Neisser did not explain the difference as one of deception, rather he thought the evidence supported the conclusion that memory is itself not a tape recorder and instead should be thought of as reconstructions of information that are greatly affected by rehearsal.[18] "What seems to be specific in [Dean's] memory actually depends on repeated episodes, rehearsed presentations, or overall impressions."[18] While testifying to the Senate Watergate Committee
Senate Watergate Committee
Dean explained his use of newspaper clippings to refresh his memory.[24] This may be the explanation for the discrepancies between the tapes and his testimony, because "[w]hen we rehearse inaccurate information which may have infiltrated our recollections during attempts to fill gaps in fragmentary engrams, we may unwittingly create mistaken, though strongly held, beliefs about the past."[23] Neisser concluded that the brain does not encode conversational memory verbatim and often has trouble remembering the gist of single independent conversations, but what Dean's memory and likely everyone else's does do well is retain "the common characteristics of a whole series of events."[18] In other words, Dean may have gotten some details wrong, who said what at what time, but he did get the big picture of all the conversations combined right.[19] "Nixon wanted the cover-up to succeed; he was pleased when it went well; he was troubled when it began to unravel; he was perfectly willing to consider illegal activities if they would extend his power or confound his enemies."[18] Dean's mind is "not a tape recorder, but it certainly received the message that was being given."[18] Life after Watergate[edit]

John Dean
John Dean
in 2008 at the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists.

Shortly after Watergate, Dean became an investment banker, author, and lecturer. Dean chronicled his White House experiences, with a focus on Watergate, in the memoirs Blind Ambition (1976) and Lost Honor (1982). Blind Ambition was made into a 1979 TV miniseries with Martin Sheen playing Dean. In 1992, Dean hired famed attorney Neil Papiano and brought the first in a series of defamation suits against G. Gordon Liddy
G. Gordon Liddy
for claims in Liddy's book Will, and St. Martin's Press for its publication of the book Silent Coup
Silent Coup
by Len Colodny
Len Colodny
and Robert Gettlin. Silent Coup alleged that Dean was the mastermind of the Watergate burglaries
Watergate burglaries
and the Watergate
Watergate
coverup, and the true target of the burglaries was to seize information implicating Dean and the former Maureen "Mo" Biner (his then-fiancée) in a prostitution ring. After hearing of Colodny's work, Liddy issued a revised paperback version of Will supporting Colodny's theory.[25] This theory was subsequently the subject of an A&E Network Investigative Reports series program entitled The Key to Watergate
Watergate
in 1992.[26] In the preface to his 2006 book, Conservatives Without Conscience, Dean strongly denied Colodny's theory, pointing out that Colodny's chief source (Phillip Mackin Bailley) had been in and out of mental institutions. Dean settled the defamation suit against Colodny and his publisher, St. Martin's Press, on terms which Dean stated in the book's preface he could not divulge under the terms of the settlement, other than stating that "the Deans were satisfied." In the footnote to this portion of the preface, Dean stated that the federal judge handling the case forced a settlement with Liddy.[27] Also in 2006, Dean appeared as an interviewee in the documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon, about the Nixon administration's efforts to keep John Lennon out of the United States. Dean retired from investment banking in 2000 while continuing to work as an author and lecturer, becoming a columnist for FindLaw's Writ online magazine. He currently resides in Beverly Hills, California. In 2001, Dean published The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court, an exposé of the White House's selection process for a new Supreme Court justice in 1971, which led to the accession of William Rehnquist
William Rehnquist
to the United States' highest court. Three years later, Dean authored a book heavily critical of the administration of George W. Bush, entitled Worse than Watergate, which called for the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney
for allegedly lying to Congress. His subsequent book, released in summer 2006, is titled Conservatives without Conscience, a play on Barry Goldwater's book The Conscience of a Conservative. In it, he asserts that post-Goldwater conservatism has been co-opted by people with authoritarian personalities and policies, citing data from Bob Altemeyer. According to Dean, modern conservatism, specifically in the Christian Right, embraces obedience, inequality, intolerance, and strong intrusive government, in stark contrast to Goldwater's philosophies and policies. Using Altemeyer's scholarly work, he contends that there is a tendency toward ethically questionable political practices when authoritarians are placed in positions of power, and that the current political situation is dangerously unsound because of it. Dean cites the behavior of key members of the Republican leadership, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Frist, as clear evidence of a relationship between modern right-wing conservatism and this authoritarian approach to governance. He places particular emphasis on the abdication of checks and balances by the Republican Congress, and of the dishonesty of the conservative intellectual class in support of the GOP, as a result of the obedience and arrogance innate to the authoritarian mentality. After it became known that George W. Bush
George W. Bush
authorized NSA wiretaps without warrants, Dean asserted that Bush is "the first President to admit to an impeachable offense".[28] On March 31, 2006, Dean testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during hearings on censuring the president over the issue. Senator Russell Feingold (D-Wis.), who sponsored the censure resolution, introduced Dean as a "patriot" who put "rule of law above the interests of the president." In his testimony, Dean asserted that Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
covered up Watergate
Watergate
because he believed it was in the interest of national security. This sparked a sharp debate with Republican South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, who repeatedly asserted that Nixon authorized the break-in at Democratic headquarters. Dean finally replied, "You're showing you don't know that subject very well." Spectators laughed, and soon the senator was "sputtering mad".[29] Dean's 2007 book Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches is, as he wrote in its introduction, the third volume of an unplanned trilogy. In this latest book, Dean, who has repeatedly described himself as a Goldwater conservative, built on Worse Than Watergate
Watergate
and Conservatives Without Conscience to argue that the Republican Party has gravely damaged all three branches of the federal government in the service of ideological rigidity and with no attention to the public interest or the general good. Dean concludes that conservatism must regenerate itself to remain true to its core ideals of limited government and the rule of law.

John Dean
John Dean
at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.

In 2008, Dean co-edited Pure Goldwater, a collection of writings by the 1964 Republican presidential nominee and former U.S. Senator from Arizona
Arizona
Barry Goldwater, in part as an act of fealty to the man who defined his political ideals. His co-editor was Goldwater's son Barry Goldwater, Jr. In the 1979 TV mini-series, Blind Ambition, Dean was played by Martin Sheen. In the 1995 film, Nixon, directed by Oliver Stone, Dean was played by David Hyde Pierce. In the 1999 film Dick, Dean was played by Jim Breuer. Dean frequently served as a guest on the former MSNBC
MSNBC
and Current TV news program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and The Randi Rhodes Show on Premiere Radio Networks. Historian Stanley Kutler was accused of editing the Nixon tapes
Nixon tapes
to make Dean appear in a more favorable light.[30] On September 17, 2009, Dean appeared on Countdown with new allegations about Watergate
Watergate
in hand. He stated that he had found information via the Nixon tapes, that showed what the burglars were after: information on a kickback scheme involving the Democratic National Convention
Democratic National Convention
in Miami, Florida. Dean also asserts that Nixon did not directly order the break-in, but that it was ordered by Ehrlichman on behalf of Nixon.[31] In speaking engagements during 2014, Dean called Watergate
Watergate
a "lawyers' scandal" that, for all the bad, ushered in needed legal ethics reforms.[32] In 2017, Dean stated that Donald Trump
Donald Trump
was even worse than Nixon. He said, "It's a nightmare. They don't know what their jeopardy is. They don't know what they're looking at. They don't know if they're a part of a conspiracy that might unfold. They don't know whether to hire lawyers or not, how they're going to pay for them if they do. It's an unpleasant place."[33] In February 2018, Dean warned that Rick Gates's testimony may be "the end" of Trump's presidency.[34][35][36] Bibliography[edit]

Dean, John W. (1976). Blind Ambition: The White House Years. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-671-22438-7.  Dean, John W. (1982). Lost Honor. Los Angeles: Stratford Press. ISBN 0-936906-15-4.  Dean, John W. (2001). The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court. New York: Free Press. ISBN 0-7432-2607-0.  Dean, John W. (2002). Unmasking Deep Throat. [S.l.]: Salon Media. ISBN 0-9721874-1-3.  Dean, John W. (2004). Warren G. Harding (The American Presidents). New York: Times Books. ISBN 0-8050-6956-9.  Dean, John W. (2004). Worse than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. New York: Little, Brown. ISBN 0-316-00023-X.  Dean, John W. (2006). Conservatives without Conscience. New York: Viking Adult. ISBN 0-670-03774-5.  Dean, John W. (2007). Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches. New York: Viking Adult. ISBN 0-670-01820-1.  Dean, John W.; Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. (2008). Pure Goldwater. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1-4039-7741-0.  Dean, John W. (2009). Blind Ambition: The Updated Edition: The End of the Story. New York: Polimedia. ISBN 0-9768617-5-5.  Dean, John W. (2014). The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. New York: Viking. ISBN 0-670-02536-4. 

See also[edit]

Watergate
Watergate
scandal

References[edit]

^ Office of Planning and Evaluation (July 5, 1974). " FBI
FBI
Watergate Investigation: OPE Analysis" (PDF). Federal Bureau of Investigation: 11. File
File
Number 139-4089. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011.  ^ Matthew Rothschild (May 20, 2006). "An Interview with John Dean". The Progressive. Retrieved July 19, 2011.  ^ Barabak, Mark Z. (June 1, 2017). " John Dean
John Dean
helped bring down Richard Nixon. Now he thinks Donald Trump
Donald Trump
is even worse". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 20, 2017.  ^ Dean, John W. (2004). Warren Harding. Henry Holt and Co. ISBN 0-8050-6956-9. Retrieved 2011-10-19. ^ "John Wesley Dean III". Britannica.com. Retrieved August 22, 2012.  ^ Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003. (February 19, 2003). "John Wesley Dean, III". Yahoo groups. Retrieved May 28, 2013. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ a b Russ Baker (2009). Family of Secrets (Paperback ed.). Bloomsbury Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-1-59691-557-2.  ^ "The Nation: How John Dean
John Dean
Came Center Stage". TIME Magazine. 101 (26). June 25, 1973. Retrieved 26 January 2017.  ^ "John W. Dean III". www.nixonlibrary.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-13.  ^ "1973 Watergate
Watergate
Hearings; 1973-06-25; Part 1 of 6". Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
(WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. June 25, 1973. Retrieved January 20, 2018.  Episode Guide ^ a b Blind Ambition, by John Dean, Simon & Schuster 1976 ^ Magruder, Jeb Stuart (1974). An American Life: One Man's Road to Watergate. New York: Atheneum. pp. 192–197. ISBN 0-689-10603-3.  ^ Blind Ambition, by John Dean, Simon & Schuster 1976; Watergate, by Fred Emery, Touchstone Publishers 1994 ^ a b Haldeman, H.R.; Joseph DiMona (1978). The Ends of Power. New York: Times Books. ISBN 0-8129-0724-8.  ^ a b Blind Ambition: The White House Years, by John Dean, New York 1976, Simon & Schuster, pp. 196–274 ^ " Virginia
Virginia
State Bar Attorney Records Search (citing to 12 November 1973 revocation of license following hearing of Disciplinary Board, VSB Docket No. 74-CCC-7004)". www.vsb.org. Retrieved 2018-01-26.  ^ Blind Ambition: The White House Years, by John Dean, New York 1976, Simon & Schuster, pp. 274–390 ^ a b c d e f Neisser, U. (1981). John Dean's memory: A case study. Cognition, 9(1), 1–22. ^ a b c Foer, J. (2011). Moonwalking with Einstein: The art and science of remembering everything. Penguin. ^ a b Neisser, U. (1982). Memory: What are the important questions. Memory observed: Remembering in natural contexts, 3–19. ^ Banaji, M. R., & Crowder, R. G. (1989). The bankruptcy of everyday memory. American Psychologist, 44(9), 1185. ^ Dean, J. W. (1976). Blind Ambition: The White House Years. Simon & Schuster. ^ a b c Schacter, D. L. (1996). Searching for Memory: The Brain, The Mind, and the Past. Basic Books. ^ Hearings before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities of the United States
United States
Senate, Ninety-third Congress, First Session, 1973. ^ Stephen Bates (February 5, 2001). "Flipping His Liddy". Slate. Archived from the original on November 15, 2009. Retrieved July 19, 2011.  ^ Dean, John Doing Legal, Political, and Historical Research on the Internet: Using Blog Forums, Open Source Dictionaries, and More, Findlaw, September 9, 2005. Taylor Branch states Archived February 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.: "Blind Ambition (ghostwriter for John Dean) (Simon & Schuster: 1979)" under the heading "Past Writing". ^ Dean, John: Conservatives Without Conscience, Viking, 2006. ^ Jackson, David (December 28, 2005). "War-powers debate on front burner". USA Today. Retrieved July 19, 2011.  ^ Milbank, Dana (April 1, 2006). " Watergate
Watergate
Remembered, After a Fashion". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 19, 2011.  ^ Patricia Cohen (January 31, 2009). "John Dean's Role at Issue in Nixon Tapes Feud". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 29, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011.  ^ "'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Thursday, September 17, 2009". September 18, 2009.  ^ "Watergate's lasting legacy is to legal ethics reform, says John Dean". abajournal.com.  ^ Barabak, Mark Z. (June 1, 2017). " John Dean
John Dean
helped bring down Richard Nixon. Now he thinks Donald Trump
Donald Trump
is even worse". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 20, 2017.  ^ Savransky, Rebecca (26 February 2018). " John Dean
John Dean
warns Gates's testimony may be 'the end' of Trump's presidency". TheHill. Retrieved 26 February 2018.  ^ Edwards, David (25 February 2018). "'The end of his presidency': John Dean
John Dean
says Rick Gates' testimony could bring down Trump for good". Raw Story. Retrieved 26 February 2018.  ^ Mazza, Ed (26 February 2018). " Watergate
Watergate
Figure John Dean
John Dean
Says Rick Gates' Testimony Could Be The End Of The Trump Presidency". Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

Colodny, Len; Robert Gettlin
Robert Gettlin
(1991). Silent Coup
Silent Coup
(First ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press.  Sussman, Barry (1992). The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate
Watergate
(Third ed.). Seven Locks Press. ISBN 0-929765-09-5.  "The Watergate
Watergate
Files". The Gerald R. Ford Museum & Library. Retrieved July 19, 2011.  "The Key To Watergate". Barbara Newman Productions. 1992. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 

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Preceded by Chuck Colson White House Counsel 1970–1973 Succeeded by Leonard Garment

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White House Counsels

Rosenman Clifford Murphy Shanley Morgan Kendall Sorensen Feldman White Semer McPherson Temple Colson Ehrlichman Dean Garment Casselman Buchen Lipshutz Cutler Fielding Wallison Culvahouse Gray Nussbaum Cutler Mikva Quinn Ruff Nolan Gonzales Miers Fielding Craig Bauer Ruemmler Eggleston McGahn

Authority control

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