Our media is broken and they don’t want to fix it. Trump’s attorney calls out a journo after she appeared to make excuses for Dem Impeachment Managers doctoring evidence against Trump.
On Saturday, attorney Michael van der Veen appeared on CBS News to discuss the acquittal of his client, Donald Trump.
Anchor Lana Zak asked about the trial and result but seemed to dismiss the Democrat Impeachment Managers fabricating evidence against Trump.
That was when van der Veen lost it and unloaded on Zak as a representative of the biased media.
Trump defense attorney Michael van der Veen speaks with @LanaZak after the Senate’s acquittal vote: “What happened at the Capitol on January 6 is absolutely horrific. But what happened at the Capitol during this trial was not too far away from that.”
Watch the full interview: pic.twitter.com/ndjBZzJgNZ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 13, 2021
By the way, van der Veen isn’t a big Trump supporter. He’s a Democrat donor who didn’t like Trump. But he did his job and was absolutely dumbfounded at the behavior of Democrat managers during this sham of an impeachment.
A reminder why political prejudice and "cancel culture" are WRONG. It was reported before that Michael van der Veen was a Democrat donor who disliked Trump. He proved today that his true loyalties are to the Constitution and his profession. https://t.co/vPlJxpyI2m via @MailOnline
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) February 14, 2021
Here’s a partial transcript from CBS News via Yahoo News:
LANA ZAK: I want to be clear for our viewers about what exactly you’re saying when you say “doctored evidence.”
MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN: The media has to start telling the right story in this country. The media is trying to divide this country. You are bloodthirsty for ratings. And as such, you’re asking questions now that are already set up with a fact pattern. I can’t believe you would ask me a question indicating that it’s all right just to doctor a little bit of evidence. There’s more stuff that we uncovered that they doctored, to be frank with you. And perhaps that will come out one day.
But we won this case. And I’m not a sore loser. But what happened– or a sore winner, I should say. But what should happen is somebody should look at the conduct of these House managers. It’s unconscionable, aside from all of the due process violations that my client had. And the media should be looking that at a square, straight way, a straight way. When I watch the news, I watch one station and it’s raining. I watch another station at the same time and it’s sunny.
Your coverage is so slanted. It’s got to stop. You guys have to stop and start reporting more like PBS does rather than a TV news show that doesn’t have any journalistic integrity at all. What I’m telling you is that they doctored evidence. And I believe your question says, well, it’s only a Twitter check and changing a year of a date here. They switched the date of a Twitter a year to try to connect it to this case. That’s not a small thing, ma’am.
The other thing they did is they put a checkmark on something to make it look like it was a validated account when it wasn’t. And when they were caught, they didn’t say anything about it. They didn’t even try to come up with an excuse about it. And that’s not the way our prosecutors or our government officials should be conducting themselves. And the media shouldn’t letting them get away with it, either.
I’m tired of the biased media– on both sides, left and right. What this country wants, what this country needs, is this country to come together, to take the left and the right and find a middle ground and start responsibly being our public officials, our elected officials. And one of the reasons why they do it is because of the media, because the media wants to tell their narrative rather than just telling it like it is.
And frankly, I’m tired of it. I’m not a media– I’m not in front of your cameras all the time. But what I’ve been subjected–
LANA ZAK: Sir, I understand–
MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN: –to this last week–
LANA ZAK: I understand–
MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN: Yeah.
LANA ZAK: –and I’ve give you the opportunity.
MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN: You don’t want to hear the truth. Yep. OK.
Michael van der Veen has made headlines recently not just for his defense of President Trump, but for the fall-out for him doing so. Protesters are calling him a “fascist” outside of his office, his driveway was vandalized with the word “traitor” spray painted on his driveway, and the police are “providing a presence” outside his home to deter any other actions at his home.
The attorney’s private home was also vandalized on Friday with graffiti hours before the former president’s historic acquittal.
Vandals painted the word ‘Traitor’ in large red letters at the entrance to Van der Veen’s suburban Philadelphia home, with an arrow pointing to his house.
The graffiti was reported around 8:00 p.m. on Friday, according to Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Township Police Department in Chester County.
Pezick said Saturday no arrests have been made yet, adding that the home now has private security detail.
“We’ve been showing a police presence to deter anything from happening,” he added.
After the acquittal Saturday, Van der Veen said his home was attacked as the trial was ongoing and that his business is ‘under siege.’
‘My home was attacked, I’d rather not go into that. To answer your question, my entire family, my business, my law firm are under siege right now. I don’t really want to go into that though,’ he said.
A group of demonstrators gathered at some point outside van der Veen’s law office in downtown Philadelphia, calling him a ‘fascist’ and chanting, ‘When van der Veen lies, what do you do? Convict. Convict,’ the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Source: Daily Mail
It’s a pretty heavy price to pay for defending a client — especially one that was President less than two months ago.