MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blasted Rudy Giuliani's panicked call to end the special counsel probe as law enforcement moves closer to President Donald Trump.
The president's lawyer appeared Thursday night on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, where he insisted Robert Mueller's investigation should be called off the following day -- when former campaign chair Paul Manafort was expected to be jailed and longtime Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen could be arrested.
"Rudy Giuliani is shaming himself as usual," Scarborough said. "Rudy Giuliani is making a fool of himself. Rudy Giuliani is lying to the American people. Rudy Giuliani is trashing the entire FBI because of a couple of FBI agents who were fired last year."
"Rudy Giuliani is no fool, though he plays one on television," he added. "He knows that FBI agents also during the campaign were trashing Hillary Clinton in New York -- it was a common occurrence. Rudy Giuliani, unless he's a fool, also knows that while Barack Obama was president of the United States, CIA agents regularly trashed Barack Obama. I know because they trashed Barack Obama to me. FBI agents did the same."
The "Morning Joe" host listed the growing number of indictments against the president's campaign associates -- which includes five guilty pleas -- and more than a dozen Russians in connection with 2016 election interference to aid Trump.
"I don't know who is stupid enough to listen to Rudy Giuliani and believe Rudy Giuliani," Scarborough said. "But I'm asking, if you are stupid enough to believe that, ladies and gentlemen, then I'm going to ask Mike Judge to get your phone number and cast you in 'Idiocracy 2.' Because I don't believe there's anyone that stupid."