Exchanges between Watergate figure John Dean and House Judiciary Committee Republicans drew laughs several times during his testimony Monday.

In one such instance, Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHillicon Valley: FBI facial recognition database has 640M photos | Disclosure sparks new privacy fears | App developers sue Apple | House panel approves 0M for election security Hillicon Valley: FBI facial recognition database has 640M photos | Disclosure sparks new privacy fears | App developers sue Apple | House panel approves 0M for election security FBI database stokes worries over facial recognition tech MORE (R-Ohio) asked Dean to explain earlier remarks claiming President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel seeks to block Pentagon funds for border wall Giuliani evokes Joseph McCarthy in criticism of Pelosi Giuliani evokes Joseph McCarthy in criticism of Pelosi MORE was “incapable of accomplishing anything.”

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“Mr. Jordan, I think that under the parliamentary rules of the house I’m refrained from addressing a full answer your question,” Dean responded. Told that he was “not refrained” in his tweets, Dean responded that his tweets were “not subject to the parliamentarian.”

In another exchange, Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzHouse conservatives want information on TSA policies for undocumented immigrants House conservatives want information on TSA policies for undocumented immigrants Florida Democrat condemns protester who threw a drink at GOP lawmaker MORE (R-Fla.), another staunch supporter of Trump in the House, noted that Dean, who has frequently compared Trump to former President Nixon, had written a 2005 essay comparing his former boss to then-President George W. Bush.

“Mr. Dean, how many American presidents have you accused of being Richard Nixon?” Gaetz quipped, accusing Dean of creating a “cottage industry out of” drawing the comparison.

Gaetz went on to accuse Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerJudiciary Democrat: ‘I don’t have any difficulty’ with Pelosi ‘prison’ comment Judiciary Democrat: ‘I don’t have any difficulty’ with Pelosi ‘prison’ comment Who are the House Democrats backing Trump impeachment? MORE (D-N.Y.) of bringing in Dean as a “prop,” saying that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGiuliani evokes Joseph McCarthy in criticism of Pelosi Giuliani evokes Joseph McCarthy in criticism of Pelosi Will Hollywood be coaxed to the political middle? MORE (D-Calif.) had rebuffed Nadler on opening an impeachment inquiry and that instead “we’re here reopening the impeachment inquiry potentially into Richard Nixon, sort of playing out our own version of ‘That ’70s Show.'”

“That was a speech,” Dean said in response to Gaetz’s remarks, which included a broader condemnation of the investigation into Trump. “I don’t believe I can respond to it. It’s not sufficient time.”

Trump blasted Dean as a “loser for many years” on Monday, denying any parallels between himself and Nixon and saying that “you can’t impeach somebody when there’s never been a thing done wrong.”

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