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Seth Meyers mocks Trump for needing ‘layers and layers of lawyers’

“Things have gotten so bad that Trump’s lawyers have their own lawyers now."

Donald Trump has a Twitter problem. The president tweeted last week confirming that he was under investigation for obstruction of justice, but his lawyer Jay Sekulow went on the Sunday shows this weekend to say that is not true.

On Monday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” at the president’s legal troubles, and his lawyer’s legal troubles, and his staff’s legal troubles.

“Things have gotten so bad that Trump’s lawyers have their own lawyers now,” Meyers said. “He’s got layers and layers of lawyers. And you need layers of lawyers when you’re a liar.”

But it was Trump’s own lawyer claiming Trump wasn’t telling the whole truth after the president tweeted, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.”

Trump’s staff can’t seem to stop him from tweeting himself into deeper holes, but Sean Spicer still says the president’s words should “Speak for themselves.”

“They should. They are the president’s words, written by the president, with no interference from anyone else,” Meyers remarked, knowingly. Cue clips of Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, denying Trump’s tweet about his investigation.

It was a “bizarre spectacle of news anchors trying to square Sekulow’s claim that the president is not under investigation with Trump’s own tweet that he is under investigation.” Watch the clip for more of the spectacle.


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