Appearing on MSNBC Friday, a panelist explained that President Donald Trump will have a hard time hanging on to his lawyers because he in uncontrollable.
Addressing Trump’s loss of his longtime personal attorney Marc Kasowitz and legal spokesperson Mark Corallo, Axios founder Jim VandeHei also touched on Trump’s interest in how far his pardon powers extend.
“The president knows: you don’t ask, ‘can I pardon myself,’ if you don’t think there is something to hide,” VandeHei said. “You don’t ask about that for your family members if you don’t think somebody is going to get charged.”
VandeHei then turned to Trump’s legal problems when it comes to retaining legal counsel at a time when Special Counsel Robert Mueller is ramping up his investigation into the Trump administration and the President himself.
“He’s a terrible client for lawyers because he’s never going to behave. He wants junkyard dogs, he wants to fighters and he wants to fight,” VandeHei excitedly exclaimed. “Because he knows that at the end of the day, as long as those 40 percent of Americans are with him, he can go to war and do things that all of us think you can’t do.”
VandeHei also mocked Trump for looking into whether he could pardon himself — which some consider an admission of guilt.
“This pardon thing is weird!” he smirked. “I’m not going to ask for a pardon for cheating on my wife if I haven’t cheated on her. Why would you ask for a pardon for a sin you didn’t commit?”
Watch the video below via MSNBC: