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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump health chief: Officials actively 'working on' ObamaCare replacement plan Campaign aide: Trump asking questions shared by 'millions of Americans' with Epstein conspiracy theory Former acting solicitor general: 'Literally unfathomable' that Trump would retweet conspiracy theory about Epstein death 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 KavanaughLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Cook Political Report moves Susan Collins Senate race to 'toss up' Sen. Susan Collins: Israel should allow Omar, Tlaib to visit 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. LieuCities are the future: We need to coordinate their international diplomacy George Conway opposes #unfollowTrump movement Puerto Rico resignations spur constitutional crisis 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 CollinsThe United States broken patent system is getting worse Democratic Women's Caucus calls for investigation into Epstein plea deal Activist groups push House Judiciary leaders to end mass phone data collection 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.”