Outgoing President Donald Trump's bumbling legal team continues to defend the President's lies that widespread voter fraud tipped the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden.
The head of the effort to overturn the election results through the court system, Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, recently announced a "hearing" of the state Senate of the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania.
In reality, this wasn't a hearing at all. It was a gathering of Republican state legislators at a Wyndham hotel in Gettysburg, miles away from the state's capital city of Harrisburg.
Giuliani and fellow Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis—along with Trump, on speakerphone—presented what they called evidence of massive voting irregularities in the state, falsely asserting that the results of the election are illegitimate.
One moment in the so-called hearing stuck out.
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney: “I know crooks really well. You give 'em an inch and they take a mile. And you give them a mile and they take your whole country." pic.twitter.com/DI5GaU707h
— The Recount (@therecount) November 25, 2020
"I know crooks really well. You give 'em an inch and they take a mile. And you give them a mile and they take your whole country."
As Trump's personal lawyer, Giuliani facilitated the back door pursuit of dirt on Biden's son, Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. Trump's withholding of congressionally-approved aid for Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into Hunter Biden eventually led to Trump's impeachment.
With Giuliani as one of Donald Trump's most vocal defenders, people agreed that Giuliani does indeed "know crooks really well."
I'm not gonna argue with you on this one, sir. https://t.co/fMbgzemOau
— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 25, 2020
True on so many levels https://t.co/PvfEUnHoYx
— Average 🏴☠️"Mask Up" Joe🏴☠️ (@SeekerofNoble) November 25, 2020
The so-called hearing at the Wyndham was largely dismissed as another quixotic attempt by Trump's legal team to legitimize the President's delusions.
This Pennsylvania "hearing" is nuts.
There's a witness who is complaining because envelopes (with addresses and signatures) are separated from ballots (which show how people voted).
That's the point of a secret ballot.
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) November 25, 2020
CSPAN is carrying this Pennsylvania "hearing." It is completely nuts.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) November 25, 2020
“This election has to be turned around."
That's what @realDonaldTrump just said, when he phoned into a GOP election hearing in Pennsylvania.
This is a dangerous statement.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) November 25, 2020
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on November 3rd.