O'Donnell Interviews Chair After Lawyer Bolts

George Zimmerman defender Craig Sonner ducks out of studio
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2012 10:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – Lawrence O'Donnell was set last night to interview Craig Sonner, the "courageous defender" of George Zimmerman, and he wasn't going to let a little thing like a "terrified" Sonner bailing at the last minute deter him. Instead, the furious MSNBC host shouted his questions at the empty chair where Sonner would have been sitting. "Who is paying you, Mr. Lawyer?" he demanded. "Does George Zimmerman have a job? ... Did you represent him in the domestic violence case in 2007? ... Do you have photographs of your client's broken nose?"

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O'Donnell said Sonner had actually been in the studio, but that he'd been "so terrified of coming on this show that he literally ran away, he's in our car right now taking him home. Afraid to face the questioning he would face on this show." He added that, "wherever he shows up next on television has an obligation to put him through serious questioning. ... This lawyer is getting away with the craziest stuff any lawyer has ever attempted to get away with on television." (Read more Lawrence O'Donnell stories.)

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