Former Nixon White House counsel John W. Dean, who knows a thing or two about impeachment, weighs the evidence for tossing out Jay Bybee, who wrote some of the most revolting torture memos and was later appointed by George Bush to be federal judge. Surprisingly, he finds that the case for impeachment isn’t all The New York Times thinks it’s cracked up to be.
John W. Dean, former Nixon White House counsel, has written ten books, including Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Braches, and is working on his next.
The consultant for Oliver Stone’s Nixon—Richard Nixon’s White House counsel—writes the script for the last scene of the Bush presidency: the confrontation between George W. Bush and Dick Cheney over a pardon for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Cheney’s fall-guy.
In Part II of the Farewell Chronicles, Nixon aide John Dean plans the retirement of Dick Cheney—and details the veep's similarities with his former boss.