'Loose lips': Watergate attorney explains how Trump might cause his own demise

'Loose lips': Watergate attorney explains how Trump might cause his own demise
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John Dean — Watergate attorney and former White House counsel in the Nixon administration — recently weighed in on E. Jean Carroll's legal team's request for additional damages in the defamation suit where she accused Trump of sexual assault.

During a recent appearance on CNN, Dean was asked about the latest development in the case as he noted how Trump's remarks about Carroll during the April 27 CNN town hall could come back to haunt him.

The broadcast moved to a replay of Trump's remarks about Carroll during his CNN town hall.

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At that point during the discussion, Trump spoke in the third person as he talked about his situation with Carroll. "They said he didn't rape her. I didn't do anything else either," he said. "You know what? Because I have no idea who the hell she is. I don't know who this woman they said, sir, don't do it. This is a fake story, and you don't want to give it credibility."

According to Dean, Trump's "loose lips" may ultimately be a big problem for him. When asked if he was surprised by Carroll's request for additional damages following Trump's Town Hall, Dean admitted that he was "not at all" shocked

"I think that what was done was very thoughtful," Dean said. "It wasn't a new case that was filed. It was filed against the original complaint that was done back in November of 2019 that has been bouncing around the courts over who can represent Trump. Whether because he was president when he said that the Department of Justice should be involved in this, and that has not been it's gone up to two court of appeals and now it's back down in the district court."'

Dean added, "That's where she amended it. It's back there and it shows punitive damages. Many of these issues in the original case have already been tried. It's the same judge. He's very savvy. He knows what's going on. It was a brilliant move. And I think Trump could end up paying another five or more million dollars as a result of his loose lips."

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