'Did they not have Google?': Nicolle Wallace pounds new Trump excuse Manafort's crimes took place 'before campaign'
"Deadline: White House" anchor Nicolle Wallace (Photo: Screen capture)

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Monday called BS on the White House's latest line of defense against increasing indictments against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.


After special counsel Robert Mueller hit Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates with 32 superseding indictments on Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted that their crimes, primarily bank fraud, "took place long before" they joined the campaign.

"If he was a criminal long before he joined the campaign, why the hell was he on the campaign in the first place?" Wallace mused. "Did they not have access to Google?"

She went on to note that Gates pleaded guilty to lying to prosecutors three weeks ago.

Incredulous, Wallace blasted Sanders, musing aloud about whether the press secretary "even has notes in front of her."

Watch below, via MSNBC: