CNN anchor laughs at Trump’s lawyer’s demand for a “peaceful transfer of power”

CNN anchor laughs at Trump's lawyer's demand for a "peaceful transfer of power"


CNN anchor Dana Bash couldn’t help but laugh Sunday morning when a lawyer for former President Donald Trump asserted that there was a “peaceful transfer of power” after the 2020 election, and asked him if he saw what happened during the election. January 6 Capitol attack.

Rounds on Sunday, John Lauro – who is defending against Trump accused of attempting to overthrow the presidential elections—He appeared on all five major news talk shows. Lauro’s media tour also comes just hours after Trump’s legal team attended Extension denied To respond to a Department of Justice request for a protection order. The order was, which would limit the evidence of discovery the former president could share publicly Apply after just hours Trump has taken to social media to vow revenge on anyone who comes after him.

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Throughout his controversial and tense interview with Bash on Sunday state of the unionLauro continued to rely on his legal argument that Trump was merely engaging in “political rhetoric” when he launched the effort to overturn President Joe Biden’s electoral victory, and is therefore protected by the First Amendment. Trump’s former Attorney General Bill Barr has I flatly rejected this argumentsaying that “freedom of speech does not give you the right to engage” in fraudulent and criminal conspiracy.

“When it comes to political discourse, you can not only defend a position, but you can take action, you can petition, you can even ask the vice president to pause voting for a while,” Lauro declared, referring to his predecessor “Acceptance” pressured by Trump Mike Pence to stop the vote count.

Bash responded, “But you can’t break the law, which this indictment alleges.” “You claim he caused the actions.”

Lauro has repeatedly defended Trump’s scheme to fake voters, stating that “none of those voters counted” while calling it just a form of “political protest,” prompting Bash to note that “they don’t count because Mike Pence rejected this.” scheme.” After Lauro insisted this was just “how the political process works,” the CNN anchor shouted, “No, no!”

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Bash continued to highlight examples of Trump asking other state legislatures and officials to intervene in the certification of their votes, prompting Lauro to claim that “a question is talk” and “not an action.”

Bash responded, “But almost any alleged criminal activity has anything to do with the use of words and speech.”

Lauro replied, “No, the question is ambitious.” “The question is not an action. It is the essence of freedom of speech. The press must defend freedom of speech in this case.”

in the end , state of the union The host questioned Lauro about Trump’s attempt to get Pence to “pause the vote count,” stating that The indictment alleges That this was only offered to the former deputy after Pence told Trump he would not fully stop certifying a Biden victory.

“So what we have, and a lot of people don’t understand this, is a memorandum from John Eastman, a respected constitutional scholar, laying out a number of scenarios,” Lauro declared. These scenarios were presented to Vice President Pence. Consider them and reject them constitutionally.”

Adding that Pence also refused “one of the last and final requests” from Trump to “pause voting for 10 days,” Trump’s attorney then said, “After that, there was a peaceful transfer of power.”

But Bash couldn’t contain her laughter.

She noted that “what happened on January 6 was not peaceful.”

Lauro, after Bash tried to focus on his claim that Eastman is a “respected constitutional attorney,” doubled down on his assertion of Trump’s ceding of government power to the Biden administration.

“The transfer of power was decidedly peaceful,” he declared.

“Did you see what happened on January 6th? Did that sound peaceful?” Bash pushed back. The attack on the Capitol building, which resulted in dozens of wounded law enforcementa bunch of deaths And millions of dollars in property damage, resulting in Arrest And belief to hundreds to trouble makers.

I’m not saying it was appropriate in any way, but the ultimate power of the presidency has been transferred to Mr. Biden. “We all know that, you know,” Loron claimed.

Elsewhere in this interview and on other networks, Lauro also clarified that Trump did not threaten or pressure Pence or other state officials when asking them to roll votes or cancel the election, instead claiming that Trump was only asking in an “ambitious” manner.

“It was not a threat at all… It was an ambitious request. He has the right to petition even the state government,” Lauro said. Meet the press Anchor Chuck Todd for Trump asked that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “got 11,780 votes” to turn the state over to the former president.

Meanwhile, while Lauro was making the rounds of the Sunday show, his client once again raged On his Truth Social about the upcoming trial, this time he demands it the judge assigned to his case on January 6 will be removed because “there is no way” he will be given a fair trial.

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