CNN’s legal analyst jokingly compares Donald Trump to Pig Pen

“If you remember the character Pig Pen from ‘Peanuts’ who had a cloud of dirt around him, ”Rangappa said. “Trump says he has a cloud of executive power that follows him wherever he goes, which is equal to or greater than the incumbent president.”

Although a federal appellate court temporarily blocked the release of relevant records On Thursday, Rangappa said Trump’s argument is “very unlikely to succeed,” primarily because the former president does not have a personal interest in the documents he wants to block.

“They are presidential documentation, not personal documents. So it’s really hard for him to show damage, while the damage to Congress by not fulfilling its constitutional role is pretty big,” she said.

Co-panelist and CNN White House correspondent John Harwood had a nagging question about Rangappa’s analogy: “Where is Lucy in this story?”

See the entire segment below.

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