John Wesley Dean's Motivation Of Honesty

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John Wesley Dean III was a part of the original meeting with Macgruder, Mitchell, and Liddy. Initially during the hearings, Dean claimed that no one else in White House was involved. Later he pleaded guilty and revealed that Nixon was aware of the scandal and even kept an “enemies list.” We will explore whether Dean’s motivations were driven by a desire for honesty, or if he stood to gain something by proving Nixon’s guilt. Haldeman attempted to use Dean as a scapegoat to distract from the White House’s involvement, but to no avail. This further illustrates the desperation and pettiness in the highest office of the US. Polls show that trust in the executive branch of government fell dramatically after the hearings. We will elaborate on this…show more content…
Then his family moved to Illinois. In the city of Flossmoor, John Dean passed his 8th grade in the middle school. After that, his parents sent him to Staunton Military Academy in Virginia for high school and Colgate University for his undergraduate education, but later, John Dean transferred to The College of Wooster in Ohio. In 1961, Dean finally earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, and in 1965, he completed his Juris Doctor degree at Georgetown University Law Center. As a student in law school, Dean also served in the company of Hollabaugh & Jacobs as a law associate in Washington, D.C. After his graduation from Law Center in Georgetown University, Dean switched to another law company of Welch & Morgan as a junior…show more content…
Since John Dean did an impressive work during the 1968 presidential campaign, he was selected to be the White House Counsel. Although Dean rejected the offer at first, he finally agreed to take the position in July 1970. John Dean didn’t take over all power and authorities of previous Counselor in the beginning, and he was limited to handle with unimportant issues. After won the confidence from White House, Dean and his small team were allowed to give advises on any legal topics from immigration law to labor law regarding the President Nixon and his administration. In the autobiography, John Dean said he had to evaluate the potential conflicts of interest and gave proper advises on some litigations of anti-administration. Because of Dean’s professionals and loyalty, he became one of core members in White House to deal with important and sensitive
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