MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said President Donald Trump and his legal team panicked over the weekend after special counsel Robert Mueller previewed some of the questions he’ll ask in a face-to-face interview.
The special counsel reportedly sent the questions to Trump and his lawyers as they negotiate terms and conditions for Mueller’s interview, and the president called him out by name for the first time on Twitter — and his attorney John Dowd called for the Russia probe’s end.
“Just watching this story from the outside, not even knowing Trump, I have a little bit of insight to his patterns, but it appears that the questions freak them out,” Brzezinski said. “They melted down.”
Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest agreed, and he said Trump’s attacks on the investigation and his attempts to influence where it goes suggest he’s guilty.
“The fact of the matter is, if you’re innocent, you should act like it,” Earnest said. “Say what you want about the Trump White House, they are not acting like they’re innocent right now.”
The “Morning Joe” opening segment focused on this weekend’s developments in the Mueller probe, from the president’s social media attacks to the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
“(It’s) 17 past the hour and I am already exhausted from what we’ve been talking about,” said MSNBC analyst Mike Barnicle. “Unpacking everything that occurred just within 24 to 48 hours is utterly exhausting, as well as depressing.”
“Donald Trump is the president of the United States,” Barnicle added. “As such, he is the commander in chief, and his behavior over the recent past, his tweets, things he has said on the stump, things he has said in the Oval Office have proven that he is uniquely ill-equipped for this job as president. Morally, ethically, psychologically, you name it — he’s proving it every day.”