Richard Nixon’s former lawyer is accusing President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE of constantly lying to the American people.
John Dean, who served as White House Counsel to the former president and was directly involved in the Watergate scandal, says he’s troubled by Trump’s lack of knowledge and penchant for lies.
"It is deeply troubling when you realize that the president-elect generally does not know what he is talking about,” Dean tweeted.
“And when he does he lies.”
It is deeply troubling when you realize that the president-elect generally does not know what he is talking about and when he does he lies.— John Dean (@JohnWDean) December 29, 2016
Dean is far from the only former adviser to a Republican president taking his criticism of Trump to Twitter.
"Lets be clear: U aren't an American patriot & don't respect Constitution if u believe Putin more than our President and intelligent services,” tweeted Matthew Dowd, chief strategist of George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign.
Lets be clear: U aren't an American patriot & don't respect Constitution if u believe Putin more than our President and intelligent services— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 29, 2016
Several key Republican lawmakers applauded the new sanctions imposed on Russia by president Obama in response to Russian inference in the 2016 presidential election.
Some, including Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWhoopi Goldberg signs four-year deal with ABC to stay on 'The View' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Meghan McCain: Country has not 'healed' from Trump under Biden MORE (Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump pushes back on book claims, says he spent 'virtually no time' discussing election with Lee, Graham The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden meets with lawmakers amid domestic agenda panic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - House Democrats plagued by Biden agenda troubles MORE (S.C.), believe the punishment needs to be even stronger.
In response to the sanctions, Trump released a statement saying it was time to “move on to bigger and better things,” but also promised to meet with intelligence officials "to be updated on the facts of this situation."