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Jon Karl: Trump Knew That His Election Legal Team Was a Clown Show

Jon Karl: Trump Knew That His Election Legal Team Was a Clown Show

When Donald Trump first took office, he had some competent people willing to work with him. During the Mueller Investigation, he was represented by respected lawyers like John Dowd and Ty Cobb. As his legal troubles went on, though, Trump’s legal team got less and less impressive.

UNITED STATES – NOVEMBER 19: Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee, on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Trump attorneys, Jenna Ellis, far left and Sydney Powell, second from left, also appear. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

By the time the former president tried to fight the 2020 election results, he was being helped by his ‘elite strike force.’ Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell embarrassed themselves and Trump on a near daily basis. According to a new book by Jon Karl, Trump knew that his team was a “clown show.”

The ABC reporter was discussing his new book, Betrayal, with CNN’s Erica Hill. The book is loaded with anecdotes about how the White House handled Trump’s election loss.

Karl noted that Trump blew up at William Barr after the Attorney General revealed that there was little to no election fraud in 2020. The reporter told Hill, “Barr didn’t think he had a chance. [The AG told Trump] You have a clown show legal team and no legitimate lawyer wants to be any part of this. The amazing thing is that Trump actually breaks from his rage for a moment and says ‘you know, you may be right about that.'”

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