Watch – Nicolle Wallace Shatters Trump-Backers: ‘Is Trump Worth Going To Jail For?’
Donald Trump’s lawyers and aides are getting ready to risk it all just to stand up for the president. On Monday, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace decided to call them out for it.
According to NBC News, House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has requested information from two of Trump’s attorneys, Sheri Dillon and Stefan Passantino, both of which are responsible for the president’s ethics and financial disclosures.
“I have been to this rodeo, and I know how it ends,” Wallace said during a panel discussion on Monday. “When you work in a White House under investigation by Congress, you hire a defense attorney, and you comply with every request for the reason Joyce just gave because sometimes you’re facing criminal exposure yourself. I think we’re entering a new phase where a lot of men and women will have to go home and talk to their families and look at their kids and decide if Donald Trump is worth going to jail for.”
Washington Post reporter Phil Rucker agreed, noting that it’s a painful reality for anyone going into the White House as a staffer and it’s a significant reason they have a hard time hiring talent to work there, particularly lawyers.
“Congressional investigations, that’s a whole other thing they have to deal with,” Rucker explained. “And there’s a possibility here White House officials past and present could be subpoenaed before these committees, could have to come to testify in a public hearing and answer some of these questions under penalty of perjury and they’re going to have to spend a lot of their own personal resources to hire lawyers to do so.”
Take a look at the video clip below: