Top of the Morning: Donnie Deutsch, Orin Hatch, Trump, Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort

On Morning Joe, Donnie Deutsch once again put forward the “if your boss tells you to do it” defense of Michael Cohen.  Seriously?  If your boss tells you to commit a crime (and you’re a f…ing lawyer) you just do it and everybody is supposed to feel sorry for you?  I don’t think so.  What a pathetic excuse of an argument.  It’s almost as bad as Lanny Davis trying to make us believe that Cohen had a moral awakening when he saw Trump bow down to Putin in Helsinki.  

Just after both Manafort and Cohen became felons, and Cohen stipulated before a judge that the President of the United States directed him to commit a crime, Orin Hatch (whose use of oxygen is morally repugnant) offered the excuse that Trump was a better person now then he was in the past.  Orin Hatch is certainly not a better person.  Least we forget, Hatch not only behaved like a self-righteous jerk in the Clarence Thomas hearings, (please watch this choice clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa8uf4vt-EQ), 19 years afterward, he publicly called for Anita Hill to APOLOGIZE to the Thomas and his wife.

Mitch McConnel just refused to answer questions about Trump’s behavior, and went back to packing the judiciary with right-wing political activists.

In an interview with Fox News, Trump asserted:

“I’ll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash,” he said. “I think everybody would be very poor because without this thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe.”

Oh, and Trump was up tweeting at 1 AM.

It’s not even noon.

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