President Trump's attempts to legally challenge the results of the 2020 election have been overwhelmingly unsuccessful, with his campaign largely unable to offer any evidence of wrongdoing.
In Arizona, Senior Investigative Reporter & Editor Adam Klasfeld of Law & Crime live-tweeted the Trump campaign's election hearing in Maricopa, Arizona.
It was a bumpy ride.
The afternoon session of Trump's Maricopa County Arizona election hearing is about to begin. Follow the live feed… https://t.co/xoI0JwwsNJ— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld) 1605209586.0
One of the most embarrassing moments of the hearing came when a witness for the Trump campaign admitted under cross-examination that he was actually a business partner of the Trump campaign's lawyer.
On cross-examination, a witness concedes to being the business partner of the Trump campaign's lawyer in today's proceedings.— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld) 1605221013.0
Pictured on the left: The Trump campaign's previous witness in today's Arizona proceedings. Pictured on the right… https://t.co/QYq71aVRNL— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld) 1605221711.0
Bringing your business partner to the stand to testify against a third party is definitely not a good look, legally speaking.
@KlasfeldReports Shouldn’t they be sanctioned by the Bar for this behavior? They’re officers of the court.— Listening ears & a courageous heart (@Listening ears & a courageous heart) 1605222224.0
@KlasfeldReports @chrislhayes you missed this guy https://t.co/0LmVWF1Qme— 🇺🇸Mike G.🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸Mike G.🇺🇸) 1605222632.0
@KlasfeldReports They look like the cast from a bad Underworld remake https://t.co/fwa0gHUFZF— Greg Abbott's Arborist (@Greg Abbott's Arborist) 1605225636.0
Twitter was unsurprised by the Trump campaign's lack of scruples.
@KlasfeldReports At the core of Trumpism, you will always find fraud.— George Miller (@George Miller) 1605221782.0
@KlasfeldReports Are you f'ing kidding me???? The Trump witness is the business partner of the Trump lawyer???!!!— Beth E (@Beth E) 1605222030.0
@KlasfeldReports So I’m not a lawyer but this isn’t great for their case, is it?— Melissa (@Melissa) 1605221845.0
When there was no actual evidence of voter fraud, it seems the Trump campaign had to come up with something to say at the hearing.
@KlasfeldReports They were roommates at Yale. They're highly partisan. https://t.co/IC4B8lmFMJ https://t.co/NPnyQnFO2l— Erin You Ain't Pro Life Without A Mask Conroy (@Erin You Ain't Pro Life Without A Mask Conroy) 1605227140.0
@KlasfeldReports Does the judge/court not penalize this fraudulent behavior?— Boxy Carmichael (@Boxy Carmichael) 1605222077.0
The judge insisted that the "burden of proof" of systemic failure falls on the Trump campaign, and that they offered no arguments that would invalidate the thousands of votes necessary to swing the state in Trump's direction.
@KlasfeldReports Signafide = Zack Alcyone, Kory Langhofer, Thomas Basile, Kelsey Linn and Rachel Flessner Statecra… https://t.co/anVxiXtql3— star gazer (@star gazer) 1605225179.0
If this procession of Trump's wild conspiracy theories of fraud and disenfranchisement falling apart in court upon… https://t.co/Hv6BDQjGpG— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld) 1605218468.0
It just goes to show—there are places where bringing in your close friend to help you out is a great idea. The courtroom is not one of them.