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“The View” Reacts: Donald Trump Lawyer Denies He’s Under Investigation (VIDEO)
June 19, 2017
On Monday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump’s lawyer denying the president is under investigation. Watch the video below.
Jay Sekulow made the media rounds over the weekend, insisting Trump’s tweet saying he’s under investigation was not a confirmation but a reaction to reports. But in one interview, the attorney twice said that the president IS being investigated. When called on it, he flip-flopped and again denied it.
Now on the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg declared, “The current administration really needs to get themselves together. And they need to get the story straight.” She admitted to being “confused” by Sekulow, as did the rest of the panel. Sunny Hostin also pointed out that Trump and his lawyer may not know he actually is being investigated.
“A federal prosecutor is not going to tell you, ‘hey, you’re the target of an investigation’ until they have the evidence,” Hostin, an attorney herself, pointed out. She went on to complain, “This lawyer, the way he posed all this information, is what gives lawyers a bad name.” Sara Haines agreed, noting that Trump’s administration “blame[s] the media for spinning things,” but there was “non-stop confusion through that whole interview.”
Jedediah Bila, who knows Sekulow, called him a “smart guy,” but expressed concern over his work with and for Trump. “This is someone who’s been coherent and smart on issues. Something happens to these people when they go to defend Donald Trump, that they make no sense,” she observed, even calling it an “epidemic” affecting Newt Gingrich and others.
The co-hosts went on to discuss Trump’s decision to reverse some of Barack Obama’s polices on Cuba. Argued Goldberg, “He’s just doing things. It’s not because he has any feelings about Cuba.” Joy Behar felt the same, saying, “He did just enough to say to his base, ‘See, I undid what Obama did.'” But they then argued with Bila over the state of Cuban relations. Check out the video below.