MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blasted Republican lawmakers and Fox News for cooking up conspiracy theories as they conspire to undermine the investigation of President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) claimed Tuesday a “secret society” within the FBI wanted to take down Trump, and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs called for “war” against the Department of Justice, as Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) pushed a memo he says proves a conspiracy against the president.
“You know, in the age of Trump, things come at us so quickly that it’s important to step back and add some context yet again to what’s going on right now,” Scarborough said. “You actually have a Fox News host calling for war against the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and calling for war against the men and women, the professionals who work at the Justice Department. At the same time, you actually have a GOP senator pushing out murky allegations about a secret society inside the FBI that is plotting a coup against Donald Trump.”
The “Morning Joe” host said Republican efforts to undermine the special counsel probe were being assisted by the same foreign adversary at the center of the Trump-Russia investigation.
“This all happens on the day that they start a hashtag #releasethememo, in which Russian bots start going to push forward hashtag that the Freedom Caucus is trying to undermine the reputation of the men and women of the FBI,” Scarborough said. “All on the same day, not a coincidence, that we find out that Donald Trump is going to have to testify under oath to Bob Mueller.”
GOP senator blows off new evidence against Trump — days after whining that there was no new evidence
An explosive report from ABC News on Friday morning detailed an audio recording purportedly of President Donald Trump demanding the firing of Marie Yovanovitch, in which the president instructs his henchmen to "get rid of her" and "take her out."
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), when asked by reporters about this new evidence Friday afternoon, blew it off as not a big deal.
"There will be new evidence every day!" he said in shrugging off the purported recording of the president. "There will be something new that comes out every day!"
McConnell is running a ‘scam’ to keep Bolton from testifying so Trump’s trial can end without any more damage: columnist
According to Greg Sargent at the Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to pull one over on the Democrats in his attempt to make sure former national security adviser John Bolton doesn't speak during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump -- and that Democrats should call his bluff.
Noting a CNN report that states, "A growing number of Republicans are pointing to President Donald Trump's threat to invoke executive privilege in order to make their case against subpoenas sought by Democrats for key witnesses and documents, a development that could bolster Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of a swift end to the impeachment trial," as an excuse to keep Bolton at arms-length from testifying, the Wapo columnist said executive privilege may not be the stop-gap Republicans think it is.
‘Jury tampering’: Internet explodes after WH threatens that senators’ heads ‘will be on a pike’ if they vote to convict
The news was so shocking some thought it was fake. But as CBS News reports, the White House is threatening Republican Senators to not vote to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, or else.
That "or else" was revealed by CBS News' Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, who reports, "One Trump confidant tells CBS News that GOP senators have been warned: 'Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.'"
The revelation comes at the 1:17 mark:
In opening statements, House managers examined the debunked conspiracy theories invoked by Pres. Trump.