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Jeffrey Toobin Decimates Rick Santorum: Guy Who Made a Career Off Morals is ‘Making Excuses For Paying Off Porn Stars’

As Oh Snap! moments on cable news go, this one is as good as it gets.

Thursday night on Anderson Cooper: 360, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin landed what was nothing short of a knockout blow to Rick Santorum during a debate over President Donald Trump and hush money payouts. Santorum, as he so often does on CNN, argued on behalf the president. Toobin was flabbergasted that the one-time Senator from Pennsylvania could defend the hush money payouts.

“Putting aside the whole issue of how amazing it is to listen to Rick Santorum, who made his entire career — successful for a time — on the basis of morality in politics, making excuses for paying off porn stars and women with whom you’ve had affairs,” Toobin said. “Putting that to one side, isn’t the reason –”

Santorum interrupted, and tried to defend himself.

“Jeffrey, you’re not gonna put that to the side!” Santorum said. “I’m not making excuses for Donald Trump having an affair with a porn star. I mean, that’s disgusting, it’s tawdry. I’m addressing the question as to what is the illegality involved here, and the illegality is not the contribution. The illegality is not reporting it. I’m not condoning it. And don’t suggest that I am.”

But the damage was already done. Toobin got him, pure and simple.

Watch above, via CNN.

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