CNN analyst John Avlon made the case Monday that former President Donald Trump’s defense lawyers could face “recourse” for the “lies” they told during the Senate impeachment trial.
In an appearance on “New Day” Avlon gave a recap of the Senate’s verdict as well as a scathing review of the defense team’s arguments.
“The velocity of lies from Trump’s lawyers was stunning even by recent standards. To be fair, they didn’t have a lot to work with. They only used two and a half hours of the 16 they had been allotted, and they spent fully one-quarter of it on video. Mostly whataboutism mash-ups designed to deflect on Democrats. The remainder of their statements, though, required a boatload of fact checks,” Avlon began.
“There were a litany of easily disproven lies, like saying there was no evidence the 2016 election was hacked, repetitions of Trump’s false claims of fraud in Georgia, saying that the rioters didn’t attend Trump’s rally speech, or claiming that the attack came from extremists of various different stripes and political persuasions,” he continued.
Avlon went on to say that the most “egregious lie” was whe… (Read more)