Nicolle Wallace; Donald Trump (MSNBC/AP/Carolyn Kaster)

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace: "Welcome to the great unraveling of Donald Trump's defenses"

The cable news anchor reveals how the president's excuses for alleged crimes seem to be falling apart


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Cody Fenwick
December 17, 2018 10:52PM (UTC)
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
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There's no apparent end to President Donald Trump's legal troubles — and he seems to know it.

And as MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace explained Monday afternoon, the desperate, scattershot approach of the president's legal team shows how perilous his standing is.

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"Welcome to the great unraveling of Donald Trump's defenses," said Wallace at the top of her show "Deadline: White House." "His lawyer Rudy Giuliani struggling to answer questions in two Sunday show appearances, and the president himself sounding more like a jilted mob boss than the commander in chief."

She pointed to Trump's tweet this weekend calling Michael Cohen, who has implicated the president in a campaign finance crime, a "rat."

"And Rudy Giuliani, changing his story once again," she said. "Not claiming that the payoff scheme that yielded a guilty plea from Michael Cohen and a nonprosecution agreement from the parent company of the National Enquirer didn't happen — but saying that he's arguing in the  'alternative,' whatever that is."

And, she pointed out, Giuliani is also making the baffling argument — not that collusion didn't happen, as the president has said repeatedly — but that collusion isn't a crime.

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