'A has-been who was never that great to begin with': MSNBC analysts destroy Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani
Georgetown law professor Paul Butler/Screenshot

Rudy Giuliani has joined President Trump's legal team and vowed to "wrap-up" the Mueller probe in just two weeks.


Is there any chance that happens? A panel of MSNBC analysts on with Chris Matthews laughed as they discussed it.

"He is not a good criminal defense lawyer," said Georgetown law professor Paul Butler. "Chris, there are a hundred white collar criminal defense attorney lawyers in D.C. who are experienced in high-profile, complex criminal investigations. Rudy Giuliani is not one of those people. He's a has-been who was never that good to begin with which is why he can make this outrageous statement that he can bring the investigation to and end. Trust me, he cannot do that."

Trump's lawyers have been telling him that the investigation will be ended any day now for months, and it's only expanded, Matthews pointed out.

Washington Post opinion columnist Jennifer Rubin, a Conservative Never Trumper, sees two possibilities.

"This is all nonsense. This is either Rudy and the other lawyers trying to settle Trump down," she said. "Rudy is going through his third divorce—maybe he needs more exposure on TV. Maybe this is a favor for Rudy."

Watch the clip below.