MSNBC's Joe Scarborough laughed off the Republican announcement that the House Intelligence Committee had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The "Morning Joe" host said the announcement was an obvious attempt to knock damaging news about President Donald Trump's porn star payoffs and the Russia probe off the front pages, and he said the panel's GOP members had already shredded their credibility.
"Let's talk about who's investigating," Scarborough said. "You've got the House Intel Committee obviously, Devin Nunes, who tried to recuse himself but just couldn't help himself, shoveling back and forth from the White House, being played as Donald Trump's dupe -- and that's obvious that he was. Lying to the press corps right there, claiming he had information, then rushing over to the White House saying, 'Hey, what information do I have?'"
"This guy has been caught red-handed time and time again being nothing more than a courier for Donald Trump's handlers down at the White House," he added.
Scarborough questioned the timing, and he said the statement was clearly intended to be chewed over by conservative media.
“This report (was) made for talk radio," he said. “So tell me, why did they lie when everybody knows they’re lying, that the Russians were trying to help Donald Trump and secondly why the rush to judgment? Why now?”