'You can't fire a lawsuit': Ex-Clinton official schools Trump booster dismissing importance of DNC lawsuit
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines and former California Republican Party spokesperson Jen Kerns

Republican strategist and Fox News alum Jen Kerns struggled to defend President Donald Trump during an appearance with anchor David Gura on MSNBC on Saturday.


"This week, President Trump fired back at the Democratic National Committee's new multimillion dollar lawsuit that alleges the Trump campaign, Russia and Wikileaks conspired to interfere during the 2016 election," Gura reported. "Well, Trump responded to the lawsuit, on Twitter."

"Let me just have you react to this," Gura asked. "This is a 66-page document, among the names in this suit, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, George Papadopoulos, Richard W. Gates -- names that are now familiar to a lot of us."

"I think this is sad, I think this shows that the DNC is still not able to get over the 2016 elections," Kerns argued. "You start to doubt what the American people did, you start to tell the American people that their choice of president was wrong in 2016, I think that's the wrong direction to go."

In the 2016 election, voters actually chose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump, who holds office due to the Electoral College.

"I would love to hear from Jen the answer to a simple question: What on earth is this president -- and this Republican Congress -- doing and protect our elections?" long-time Hillary Clinton advisor Philippe Reines challenged.

"And that's what I think this lawsuit comes down to and it's a last resort," he continued. "If the Republican-controlled Congress would have had any committee hearings or any legislation or anything at all to follow up on its own intelligence, there would be no need to file a lawsuit."

"Why hasn't more been done?" Gura asked Kerns.

"I think a lot has been done. You have Kris Kobach is doing an analysis with each of the Secretaries of States throughout the states," Kerns answered, as Reines loudly laughed. "I was an Assistant Secretary of State in California, tasked with ensuring the integrity of the votes."

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach had led the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

The so-called Voter Fraud Commission existed for 237 days between Trump launching it in May and dissolving the commission in January.

The Kansas Attorney General was placed in contempt of court on Wednesday by a local district court judge.

"Jen, with all due respect, when you're answering the question with Kris Kobach right off the bat, you are absolutely making my point," Reines argued.

"The president can't fire a lawsuit," he noted. "And if you look at the trouble he's in right now, it's lawsuits being brought by Stephanie Clifford and by Karen McDougal that might do more damage than anything."

"This lawsuit is the only thing that Donald Trump cannot fire and that's why it's being filed," Reines concluded.

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