MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough urged Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to go back to law school and re-learn the rules of evidence.
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman dismissed evidence in a whistleblower complaint as “hearsay,” and the “Morning Joe” host said Graham — an attorney — should know better.
“Then you have Lindsey Graham, who of course loved the idea of impeachment in 1999,” Scarborough said, “and now Lindsey Graham talking about hearsay as if he is a kid that hasn’t even taken the LSAT yet, and he is running the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he has no idea how hearsay does or does not play into evidence.”
Scarborough said the whistleblower’s claims are corroborated by call summary records released by the White House, and he urged the Republican senator to examine that evidence, or take remedial law courses.
“No, no, no, Lindsey, you need to read a Hornbook on evidence, you need to go back to the very beginning,” Scarborough said. “Oh, my god. It is staggering that this guy runs the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he knows nothing about hearsay or else he is just acting in such bad faith that he doesn’t even deserve a voting card. This is black-and-white law, and Lindsey is wrong.”
“The only question is whether the guy running the Senate Judiciary Committee knows how ignorant he is,” Scarborough added. “He can talk to any lawyer in South Carolina on either side of the aisle, and they will tell him that he is dead wrong.”
Reaganite Peggy Noonan shames the GOP for defending Trump — even though ‘the case has been made’
In a column for The Wall Street Journal today, author and evening news contributor, Peggy Noonan, argued that when it comes to the charges against President Trump that he pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals in exchange for military aid, "the case has been made."
"What was said consistently undermined Mr. Trump’s case, but more deadly was what has never been said," Noonan writes. "In the two months since Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry was under way and the two weeks since the Intelligence Committee’s public hearings began, no one, even in the White House, has said anything like, 'He wouldn’t do that!' or 'That would be so unlike him.' His best friends know he would do it and it’s exactly like him."
Trump bizarrely claims Kellyanne turned George Conway into a ‘nutjob’: ‘She must have done some bad things to him’
President Donald Trump blamed his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway for her husband's criticism of him.
Conservative attorney George Conway is an outspoken critic of the president, despite his wife's work managing the 2016 presidential campaign and nearly three years of service in the White House, and Trump lashed out at him during a phone interview Friday on "Fox & Friends."
"First of all, Kellyanne is great," Trump said. "She is married to a total whack job. She must have done number on him. I don't know what Kellyanne did to that guy."
"I don't even know him, I met him for a second," Trump continued. "He's got to be some kind of a nutjob. She must have done some bad things to him, because that guy is crazy."