Legal analyst to Rick Santorum: That argument is insane

Legal analyst to Rick Santorum: That argument is insane 1

 

CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero calls CNN senior political commentator Rick Santorum's defense of President Donald Trump insane during a discussion about the impeachment hearings.

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58 Comments on "Legal analyst to Rick Santorum: That argument is insane"

  1. Santorum thinks that if he keeps talking the truth will leave the room in disgust.

  2. Kirsty Sinclair | November 20, 2019 at 2:35 AM | Reply

    Rick Santorum just isn’t very bright is he.

    • Crystal Giddens – What is your point? If you are still trying to push that “Trump fighting corruption” angle, you are obviously willfully blind. That is literally the most lame, nonsensical excuse I have ever heard in my life for anything. I’m shocked at my ability to be shocked anymore by you peoples’ cult mentality.

    • Jaccl – Santorum is a paid CNN contributor. That’s why he comes back. I think it’s funny that, not only does he present the pro-Trump perspective, he does it with such enthusiasm that he interrupts to jump in with those ridiculous excuses. You would think he would want to say as little as possible. He must truly believe his bs.

    • Crystal Giddens | November 21, 2019 at 8:31 PM | Reply

      The Civilian Government Doesn’t Owe Deference to Military Officers
      In a properly functioning government, no one would tolerate a military officer lecturing a civilian on how to address him “correctly.”

    • @A Wee Scots Dog Nicely stated

  3. I like Jeffrey Toobin’s point, “so what he has political opponents, tough luck…that’s how it works.”

    • ​@Gregg Mueller didn’t charge because of the OLC memos, which says a sitting pres cannot be indicted, that’s the shield that has protected him so far. He should thank Mueller for being an institutionalist. Not to mention he is individual 1 in New York for violating campaign finance over paying off affairs.

    • @C Salomon Incorrect. When Mueller gave his testimony he did say that because of OLC he didn’t charge him. They went to a commercial shortly after that and when they came back he immediately corrected his testimony. He said clearly OLC was not the reason he didn’t charge him and amended his testimony. Everyone saw it.

    • ​@Gregg Well my friend, Mueller didn’t clear him, there were 10 counts of obstructions. He left it up to Congress to take the next step. Ask yourself, if the shoe was on the other foot, would you be okay with it? He is setting up precedents for future presidents. Will you be willing to live with that?

    • @C Salomon Yup. I’m good with it. Mueller’s report was a sham and I hope they go after him. He knew a long time ago there was no “there there.” It was painfully obvious he didn’t even write his own report and all fingers point to Weissmann. He didn’t want to testify but the Democrats made him and his testimony was a huge embarrassment to them. He didn’t even know who Fusion GPS was……so he claimed under oath. It wasn’t Mueller’s job to “clear him.” He either recommends charges or not. 2 years and $35M of wasted tax dollars and he didn’t even do his job. If Weissman could have got Trump for j-walking he would have. The Mueller rag is old news. He went out an old feeble man.

  4. MrGlennJohnsen | November 20, 2019 at 3:01 AM | Reply

    “We have a president who does a lot of outrageous things…”
    …so we should just accept that he does outrageous things?
    …so we should just accept that he sometimes breaks code of conduct?
    …so we should just accept that he lies and spreads misinformation?
    …so we should just accept that he severely compromises national security?
    …so we should just accept that he goes against all advice and information from US intelligence and expertise?

    …really? Is this what Republican arguments has come to? “he does this all the time, it’s who he is.”
    What an absolute joke, Trump is a criminal and surrounds himself with criminals as he’s done all his life.

    • @Patrick Steil If it was just about crimes provable in a court of law, then he would already be put away. But the justice department doesn’t convict presidents as a rule. If the president has done something wrong, then it’s up to congress to do something about it, which is exactly what they’re doing. Unfortunately we have a congress that seems to care much more about what helps their own “team” than what’s right or wrong. So Democrats have all been convinced from the start, and Republicans are going to stubbornly defend the president unless he comes right out and says “I TOTALLY COMMITTED CRIMES GUYS”.

      But based on the testimonies so far, I’m personally convinced that the president committed an impeachable offense. He directly asked a foreign power to open an investigation into private U.S. citizens, and a political rival at that, while dangling aid money over their heads. This garbage argument about “oh, he’s really just concerned about corruption” is not convincing me; corruption extends beyond any single person or corporation. The name “Biden” should have never been mentioned in connection to it. The fact that all this focus was on just one company also makes that argument fall flat.

    • Steven Williams | November 21, 2019 at 8:27 AM | Reply

      @stephen glover the economy was growing under Obama. Trump just happened to have the ability to ride Obama’s wave. There’s more jobs but with that everything else went up, with with that being said people have to try to get a second job. How can we have more jobs that people are in more debt. Trump and his con artist cut back all kind of regulations to prevent loan companies from screwing people over. Look how Betsy DeVos is screwing college kids over. Republicans talk about fiscal responsibility and the budget being low. Look how screwed up the national debt is now under Trump in the rest of his cons

    • @Connor Moodie Don’t forget Contempt of Congress.

    • Steven Williams | November 23, 2019 at 3:20 PM | Reply

      @Gags GAGS he’s broken emoluments clause, obstruction of justice, he’s about to get busted for lying to Congress well lying to Mueller and his written answers. Cuz his buddy Rodger Stone was just convicted on 7 counts for doing the exact same thing. Let’s say extortion and bribery. Should I continue? The only reason he wasn’t convicted during the Mueller report was because a dog memo stating that you can indict a sitting president. Let’s take a step back and look at Trump throughout the years. He got sued for racially discriminating against black people, him and his con artist kids we’re busted for defrauding a charitable Foundation, he was sued for scamming people with his Trump University, he went bankrupt six times, lied on his taxes. So with just that alone you don’t think Trump would ever commit any crime in office? With that being said do you honestly think Trump is worried about corruption, he is the definition of corruption.

    • MrGlennJohnsen I so agree and so well stated. We have to get back to the rule of law the US constitution, this man has taken a sworn oath to uphold and protect this, hes violated this, his defenders say he was wrong ok but it’s not impeachable, my question what is? You nailed it sir..I commend your comment I have such respect for you..no lie 👍

  5. Stephen Girling | November 20, 2019 at 3:12 AM | Reply

    “He surrounds himself with people that keep him on the straight and narrow” is not the best defence for Trump.

  6. I’m not convinced Rick isn’t a social experiment.

  7. “He has a lot of people around him to make sure we stay on the straight and narrow.” Rick seems to have a very low bar for leadership.

  8. She absolutely floored him with logic, the republican s are not familiar with logic. Little rick has no answers his defenses for trump were insane

  9. Origami Mambo Project | November 20, 2019 at 4:51 AM | Reply

    And Santorum just left a big frothy mess from his defense of the President.

    • Banshee Shostokovic your mom sent me hear you insignificant peasant

    • stephen glover | November 22, 2019 at 7:13 AM | Reply

      @motown 313 biden’s still need to be investigated otherwise it just sends a message to all future politicians that nepotism is ok and if you’re are running you are protected. Whether you are on the right or left, that is simply dead wrong. I bet you Trump will be still there in 2020 and have a good chance of being re-elected whether you love or hate him. I see you are firmly in the hate category

    • @stephen glover did you just bring up nepotism and biden….meanwhile dumps dumb kids are working in the white house? Stop with the insanity. There was nothing to investigate. A wild baseless conspiracy theory. The prosecutor in question that biden helped remove was universally hated by all of our European allies….the IMF….by Ukrainian watchdog groups….and the US CONGRESS on both sides….it was not biden alone who wanted his removal. Those are just facts…..as soon as dumps tax returns are exposed his crimes will be too blatant to ignore….dump will be in prison by 2020….tick tock

    • @Jennifer Erickson He is also in trouble for the last event with Rudi

  10. There is a lot of acceptance on his own side that the President does outrageous things and 80-90% of what he says should be ignored.

    How is this acceptable?

    • christopher weise | November 20, 2019 at 2:09 PM | Reply

      Bugster987 – The GOP had ample time to cut and run. The fact that they doubled down on their support for that criminal means i give zero shits that Trump is making things difficult for them. Ask the people of NY. They told the country exactly who Trump was. It’s not like he suddenly turned into a complete criminal sleazebag only AFTER he got elected. Republicans deserve every horrible thing that is happening to their party after WILLINGLY hitching their wagons to the pussygrabber.

    • Bugster987 exactly

  11. When you’re making the argument that the president shouldn’t be impeached because the subordinates around him are able to check his worst impulses… you’ve lost the argument

  12. Santorum is like a piece of toilet tissue hanging in the wind.

  13. The Giving Family | November 20, 2019 at 4:10 PM | Reply

    I love how dump supporters try and spins someone’s testimony.

  14. The only reason Trump’s been attacked as an illegitimate president is because he’s an illegitimate president.

  15. The lady next to Rick should have given him a back slap because of his stupidity!

  16. richard higgins | November 21, 2019 at 9:14 AM | Reply

    Santorum’s comments are pathetic and delusional and ignorance insulting like trump

  17. “the reality is, he has a bunch of people around him who ensure we stay on the straight and narrow…” santorum forgets that these people are all testifying against trump, and that trump wants them fired so he can go back to selling out the country.

  18. If he’s so concerned about corruption he wouldn’t have fired Yovanovitch.

  19. So he’s a incompetent president you can’t take him seriously 😐

  20. The day after “the coast was clear” … “I wan’t you do do us (me) a favor though…”

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