The former chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration said the latest White House scandals prove that President Donald Trump and family “do not want to function within a democratic system” of government.
Richard Painter joined MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” on Tuesday.
“Ivanka Trump is one more official who has chosen not to follow the rules,” Painter concluded.
“The United States government — including the House of Representatives, the FBI, and yes, Robert Mueller — needs to go through that email, all of her email,” he explained.
“I also want to see what’s in Jared’s emails because apparently he was doing the same thing,” he added. “We need those emails and we need them now.”
Painter additionally analyzed the bombshell news that Trump sought to have the Department of Justice prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey.
“This is the way business is done in dictatorships — you prosecute your political opponents,” he argued.
“Yes there’s hypocrisy — the email episode shows hypocrisy — but these are very dangerous hypocrites,” he concluded. “And we need to have serious investigations as to what they’ve done to conclude to foreign powers and how they’re trying to destroy our democracy.”