Kellyanne Conway blasts Watergate witness testimony: Democrats 'picking their lawyers from TV now'

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Watchdog group launches petition to demand Kellyanne Conway resign for violating Hatch Act MORE slammed John Dean hours ahead of his testimony on the Mueller report, saying “they are picking lawyers from TV now.”

“It’s really something,” Conway told Fox News on Monday. “I’ve never been disbarred.”

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Dean, a vocal Trump critic who served as White House counsel for former President Nixon, will be the central witness during Monday afternoon’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Dean was intimately involved in the Watergate cover-up, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice and served four months in prison for his role. His testimony to the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 helped lead to Nixon’s resignation.

“I passed four state bars, never been disbarred,” Conway continued. “Never went to jail for obstruction of justice and don't plan on it.”

"Remember, he also tried to derail Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughAnticipation builds for final Supreme Court rulings Anticipation builds for final Supreme Court rulings Trump throws support behind 'no brainer' measure to ban burning of American flag MORE's nomination,” Conway added. “He’s not a credible person."

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Democrats say Dean is an ideal witness who has historical knowledge and context on obstruction of justice within the White House. Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuOvernight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale Overnight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale Lieu trolls Trump with 'warning' to foreign powers on office door MORE (D-Calif.) of the House Judiciary Committee said Dean is “very immersed in what the actual procedures and laws are regarding issues of executive privilege, executive power versus congressional subpoenas.”

Republicans, on the other hand, see Dean’s involvement as political theater in an investigation that’s long been closed. Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsTensions between Democrats, Justice cool for a day Tensions between Democrats, Justice cool for a day Nadler reaches deal with Justice on Mueller documents on eve of contempt vote MORE (Ga.), the House Judiciary Committee’s top Republican, criticized the move as “part of a strategy to turn the Committee’s oversight hearings into a mock-impeachment inquiry rather than a legitimate exercise in congressional oversight.”