‘Morning Joe’ Blasts Trump Legal Team for Telling ‘Blatant’ Lies in Front of the Chief Justice
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began in the Senate yesterday with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The President’s legal team presented arguments that contained many untruths, as Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle pointed out on Wednesday.
“John Roberts is known for being a fair man,” Barnicle said. “He’s regarded as being a fair man who reveres the law. Elements of what we’re watching and witnessing, the nation is witnessing right now during this impeachment trial, it’s bound, parts of it, to go before the Supreme Court.”
“You just wonder what kind of an impact the lies the Chief Justice knew were being told right in front of him by the President’s defense team would impact his view of their case.”
Scarborough agreed that Roberts is a fair judge and won’t intervene in the trial in an inappropriate way, but he also acknowledged that the lies could become a problem.
“When there are hearings that are across the street in his domain and not Mitch McConnell’s, I think these lies may have an impact, will have an impact on the bad faith that this White House shows and their lawyers show time and time again,” Scarborough said.
“You would think so, Joe, because it’s so blatant and repeated not only Pat Cipollone but nearly the entire crew of the President’s defense team,” Barnicle said. “Blatant lies, blatant half-truths, mistruths, just uttered in front of the Chief Justice of the United States. It’s gonna have to be an impact. There’s gonna be pay back here at some point.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.