The other night, President Donald Trump delivered what may have been the finest State of the Union Address in history — possibly the finest presidential speech since Lincoln. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made her party look like bitter jackanapes by tearing up the transcript after Trump reached out to Americans of every ethnicity and creed. On the very next day, Trump was acquitted of all charges in the second part of the impeachment trial.
Trump was won victory after victory. His approval rating is higher than ever, and the man appears untouchable.
But we know that the Democrats are not going to stop trying to take this president down. They don’t care if they have evidence of wrongdoing. They don’t even care if they have just cause. They only care about influencing low information voters and creating smears that could last long enough to snatch the power they crave.
Now, it appears that Democrats may go after Trump’s defense team for the high crime of defending an innocent president. Earlier this week, North Carolina Law Professor Michael Gerhardt said on a panel on MSNBC that he believes Democrats should seek to bring charges against Trump’s lawyers, including former NYC mayor, Rudy Giuliani.
According to ZeroHedge.com, Gerhardt said, “I think what we are seeing as well is that the lawyers who presented his case in the Senate basically misled or lied to the Senate. And so at one point – at some point, we are going to see ethics charges brought against these lawyers for making false statements, which we now all know were false.”
CNN host Poppy Harlow then asked Professor Gerhardt, “Do you think the D.C. Bar is actually going to hold Pat Cipollone, for example, to account for this?”
Gerhardt responded, saying, “I think what we are seeing as well is that the lawyers who presented his case in the Senate basically misled or lied to the Senate. And so at one point, we are going to see ethics charges brought against these lawyers for making false statements, which we now all know were false.”
From a legal standpoint, this is laughable. Even if the President was guilty, the idea that a defense attorney could be prosecuted for defending a client who he knew was guilty would be like taking a hammer to more than 200 years of legal precedent. If the Democrats chose to pursue this course, and succeed, unlikely as that may be, the precedent it would set would discourage defense attorneys all over the country from ever again defending suspected criminals.
It would bring the legal system to a screeching halt.
The reason this is worth discussing is that we know full well the Democrats have no reservation when it comes to wrecking traditions, institutions, or anything else that may stand in their way.
They are, after all, in favor of abolishing the Electoral College, national monuments, our national borders, and the very idea that America is for Americans.
Gerhardt concluded by saying, “We are going to see ethics charges brought against these lawyers for making false statements.”