John Dean, White House Counsel for Richard Nixon and author of Pure Goldwater, discusses the corruption and war crimes of the Bush administration, the process of researching the book, Goldwater’s personal discussions with Richard Nixon regarding becoming U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Goldwater turning down the vice presidency from Gerald Ford, his personal intelligence, feelings on running for the presidency, the subject matter of his journals and relationship with John McCain.
MP3 here. (16:15)
John Dean was White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon from July 1970 to April 1973. As White House Counsel, he was involved with the events leading to the Watergate scandal. Some of Dean’s books are Unmasking Deep Throat, Worse than Watergate, and Conservatives without Conscience.