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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayStephen Miller defends Trump, accuses Democrats of 'witch hunt part two' George Conway, conservative attorneys urge House to move quickly on impeachment George Conway: 'Garbage' White House defense 'virtually guarantees' Trump impeachment 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 KavanaughSupreme Court can prove its independence — or its partisan capture Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Planned Parenthood plans M campaign for 2020 | Dem candidates embrace aggressive step on drug prices | Officials propose changes to encourage 'value-based' care Bans on public coverage for abortion are unjustified by science and outright harmful 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. LieuLieu accuses Trump of asking Ukraine to 'manufacture dirt' on Biden Lieu weighs in on impeachment inquiry Lieu calls for change to House rules, saying administration 'brought a machete to a knife fight' 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 CollinsUS, UK sign agreement allowing British authorities to quickly obtain data from tech giants Joe Lieberman's son running for Senate in Georgia GOP rep: Pelosi would allow floor vote if this were a 'true' impeachment inquiry 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.”