Lemon Complains NYC Helicopter Crash Took 'The Spotlight Off of' Dean's Testimony

Ryan Foley | June 11, 2019
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Not surprisingly, CNN's Don Lemon had nothing but praise for his colleague John Dean, who was the Democrats' star witness on Capitol Hill Monday.  Lemon began his opening monologue on Monday's edition of CNN Tonight by complaining that the helicopter crash in New York City "took away...the spotlight off of...what happened on Capitol Hill this afternoon." Lemon proceeded to roll out the comparison between Dean's testimony on Monday and Dean's testimony back in 1973, during the Watergate area: "it was a moment that really brought out the uncanny parallels between the investigations of this President and Watergate." Lemon put up side by side pictures of Dean in 1973 and 2019, referring to Dean as "the Watergate star" and "the star witness in Watergate." After playing a clip of Dean's testimony, Lemon indicated that he agreed wholeheartedly with the former White House Counsel's assertions that "the Mueller report is to President Trump what the so-called Watergate road map...was to President Richard Nixon" and that "Special Counsel Mueller has provided this committee with a road map." According to Lemon, a "road map" is "more important than ever as witnesses continue to stonewall and dodge testifying."