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Legal Experts Shred Lead Trump Attorney Cipollone After Bolton Bombshell He Was in the Room When President Directed Extortion Pressure

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Legal experts are stunned over the bombshell revelation top Trump defense attorney and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone was in the Oval Office when President Donald Trump first ordered John Bolton to engage in his Ukraine extortion scheme, according to a New York Times report.

“You lose your law license for stuff like that,” former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who is an attorney, suggested on MSNBC, noting that Cipollone was just identified as a “fact witness” if the Bolton revelation is true.

The impeachment trial “was so rigged that the man right here was in the room when Trump was extorting Ukraine,” MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Democrats will be able to say after the impeachment trial.

“Was he protecting the president or was he protecting himself?” Wallace asked about Cipollone.

Former GOP Congressman David Jolly, now an independent and MSNBC contributor, said “Cipollone’s in a hornet’s nest of legal ethics issues right now as an attorney.”

“This is exactly what an attorney should not be doing if he was in that room,” Jolly added.

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