MSNBC legal analyst explains why Trump's legal team has descended into complete chaos
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (left) and President Donald Trump (right). Image via Don Emmert/AFP.

Speaking with AM Joy host Joy Reid, a former Watergate prosecutor and current legal analyst for MSNBC said Trump's legal team is a disaster because the president is acting as his own advisor and using his lawyers as "shills."


Speaking with Nick Akerman, who previously worked with former U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani,  host Reid asked why things took a turn for the worst after Giuliani became Trump's de facto legal spokesperson.

"Okay, you worked with Rudy Giuliani as a U.S.. Attorney here in New York," Reid began. "When you read his statements and then his counter statements, was he a good lawyer? Are we looking at bad lawyering? What is going on here?"

"What's going on here is the chief lawyer is Donald J. Trump," Akerman explained. "He [Giuliani] is taking his cues from Donald Trump. He is basically just a shill for Donald Trump and he's also taking on the entire rule of law and undermining our system of justice and attacking the FBI, attacking the U.S. Attorney's office."

"I mean, he actually referred to the FBI agents who executed a valid search warrant on the office of Michael Cohen as a bunch of storm troopers," he added. "Now, as part of that U.S. Attorney sort of alumni, this has raised major concerns of us communicating with each other in an e-mail I got that I think really sums it up."

'I won't name the person that did it," Akerman admitted. "But he said, 'For those who regard the United States Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York as a model of prosecutor's office should be, it was distressing to see the former leader of that office, Rudolph Giuliani, telling Sean Hannity that FBI agents acting under the supervision of that office are, 'storm trooper.'"

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