Conservative Ken Cuccinelli delivers brutal review of Rudy’s defense of Trump: ‘Why the hell were you talking?’
Ken Cuccinelli, left, and Jeffrey Toobin, right, appear on CNN (Screen cap).

Conservative attorney Ken Cuccinelli delivered a stinging rebuke of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's efforts to defend President Donald Trump during a Tuesday morning CNN panel.

In a discussion with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, Cuccinelli marveled that Giuliani admitted during an interview on Sunday that he was going on TV to represent the president despite the fact that he didn't know all the facts of the case he was discussing.

"When your personal lawyer, the head of your legal team, speaks to facts, the presumption is you're speaking to facts as understood by your client," Cuccinelli said. "And what -- and to Jeffrey's point, Rudy bounced around on this. And he didn't answer certain key questions like, 'Why did this happen when it happened?' 'What was -- what were the specifics of the payback?' He's invited a whole another round of questions. And if he wasn't brought on to deal with Stormy Daniels, then why in the hell were you talking about it?"

Cuccinelli was also baffled that Giuliani felt the need to prematurely announce the release of American hostages held by North Korea -- despite the fact that, days after his pronouncement, the hostages have still not been released.

Toobin offered a similarly blunt assessment of Giuliani's work for Trump.

"I think Rudy Giuliani has made a fool of himself," he said. "It's been a really embarrassing performance and he hasn't even told a coherent story."

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