It is said that, if a man is his own attorney, then he has a fool for a client. In President Trump’s case, he has a fool for an attorney.
That attorney is Jay Sekulow, who made a big fool of himself when he appeared on the 06/18/17 edition of Fox News Sunday, hosted by Chris Wallace.
Here is the video of the exchange between Sekulow and Wallace:
Here are excerpts from the transcript:
“SEKULOW: And now he’s [Trump’s] being investigated by the Department of Justice because the special counsel under the special counsel relations reports still to the Department of Justice. Not an independent counsel. So he’s being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency who recommended the termination. So that’s the constitutional threshold question here. That’s why, as I said, no investigation –“
SEKULOW: No. The context of the tweet, I just gave you the legal theory, Chris, of how the Constitution works. If, in fact, it was correct that the president was being investigated, he would be investigating for taking action that an agency told him to take. So that is protected under the Constitution as his article one power. That’s all I said. So I appreciate you trying to rephrase it, but I’m just being really direct with you, Chris. This is — let me be —
WALLACE: Well, don’t tell me what I’m trying to — well, don’t tell me what I’m trying to do because you don’t know what I’m trying to do. Actually, what I’m trying to get is a straight answer out of you.”
Click here to read the entire exchange between Sekulow and Wallace.
In a commentary published by Observer.com, Joe Lapointe observes the following:
“In the early years of The Simpsons, actor Phil Hartman voiced the role of the shifty lawyer Lionel Hutz, a mall-dwelling “law-talkin’ guy” whose storefront motto was “I Can’t Believe It’s a Law Firm!”
The Simpsons retired the character after Hartman’s death, but Hutz’s spirit was resurrected on Sunday morning on Fox News Sunday when host Chris Wallace interviewed Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s fancy law-talkin’ guys.
Sekulow rarely gets challenged on Fox, especially when interviewed by Trump poodle Sean Hannity, who reliably barks “Yep! Yep! Yep!” at Sekulow’s most ludicrous assertions. On Sunday, Wallace wasn’t buying them. He pointed out that Sekulow said Trump was under investigation two times.”
It is ironic that Joe Lapointe’s comments about Sekulow would be published by Observer.com. That site is the property of Observer Media. President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner owned and published Observer.com up until January 2017. Now, Kushner’s brother-in-law Joseph Meyer is the publisher.