White House Impeachment Lawyer Blasts Rep. Nadler: 'You're Not in Charge Here'

White House counsel Pat Cipollone speaks during opening arguments in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump in this frame grab from video shot in the U.S. Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2020.
January 22, 2020 Topic: Politics Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: ImpeachmentDonald TrumpWhite HouseJerry NadlerPat Cipollone

White House Impeachment Lawyer Blasts Rep. Nadler: 'You're Not in Charge Here'

Pat Cipollone was not holding back.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone tore into Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, one of the House impeachment managers, during the Senate trial early Wednesday morning.

Cipollone, part of President Donald Trump’s legal team, told Nadler that he “should be embarrassed” about the way he conducted himself in the Senate. Shortly before Cipollone’s remarks, Nadler accused Trump’s defense team and Senate Republicans of participating in a “cover-up.”

“We’ve been respectful of the Senate, we’ve made our arguments to you. You don’t deserve and we don’t deserve what just happened,” Cipollone said.

“Mr. Nadler came up here and made false allegations against our team, he made false allegations against all of you, he accused you of a cover-up. He’s been making false allegations against the president. The only one who should be embarrassed, Mr. Nadler, is you, for the way you’ve addressed this body. This is the United States Senate. You’re not in charge here,” Cipollone continued.

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