MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch was disgusted by the antics of congressional Republicans as they grilled FBI agent Peter Strzok over his politically charged text messages during the 2016 campaign, as he investigated Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
The “Morning Joe” contributor agreed with Strzok, who delivered a passionate speech against Trump’s qualifications for office and GOP attacks on law enforcement, and said Republicans should be ashamed of themselves.
“I was screaming at the television,” Deutsch said. “Every time they game to a Democrat, they would get up and say, we’re having this meeting here, yet we can’t get a committee meeting on anything after kids are killed by guns in schools. we can’t get a committee meeting when kids are being ripped from their parents — yet we can get a committee hearing over these texts.”
“Shame, shame on these pathetic Republicans,” he added. “That’s an FBI agent, who basically also used texts to disparage Hillary Clinton and also Bernie Sanders.”
Deutsch said every American — even public officials — have a right to their own political opinions.
“Every judge, every FBI agent, every police officer, every congressman has a bias,” he said. “It doesn’t mean they bring it to their job, and this man — everybody votes. That doesn’t mean they can’t do their job and this is a man who has dedicated — these little dweebs sitting there, the discourse, the way they present themselves. Trey Gowdy, the way he says, ‘I don’t care what you have to say.'”
Host Mika Brzezinski broke in to remind viewers that Gowdy had led a fruitless, two-and-a-half-year investigation of the Benghazi attack, and she bashed him as a partisan hypocrite.
“One of these guys referred to (special counsel) Bob Mueller, can’t pronounce the guy’s name,” Deutsch said. “I cannot wait until Mr. Mueller’s report comes out — once again, we’re at indictments now.”
“I wonder if that gets up to 40 and 60, and if we can come back and any of these congressmen can say, ‘Oh, I guess the reason those happened is because Mr. Strzok sent a text to a friend of his, that’s the reason for the indictments,'” Deutsch continued. “They should be ashamed of themselves, and I do believe if anybody watches this they will understand why there will be a blue wave. People are fed up with these pathetic, sniveling little cowards.”
Two impeachment articles expected against President Trump: reports
Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported Monday evening, after laying out their case at a hearing against a president they branded a "clear and present danger" to national security.
The articles will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, The Washington Post said, citing three official familiar with the matter.
It added that the full House of Representatives would vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.
CNN said a third article on obstruction of justice was still being debated, and the network's sources cautioned that plans were still being finalized.
Ambassador McFaul ‘shocked’ Trump invited Sergey Lavrov back to the Oval Office: ‘What are they thinking?’
Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul repeatedly said he was shocked that President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.
McFaul was interviewed Monday evening by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC "The Last Word," where he contrasted how Trump is treating the Russian government of President Vladimir Putin to the Ukrainian government of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"Ambassador McFaul, I want to get your reaction to the Russian foreign minister meeting tomorrow at the White House, in the Oval Office, with President Trump," O'Donnell said. "That's his second time. President Zelinsky still hasn't gotten that meeting and Donald trump apparently, apparently may be voted articles of impeachment in committee this week because of his interactions with President Zelensky."
House Judiciary to vote on Thursday to impeach Donald Trump: report
Democrats are moving ahead with the impeachment of President Donald Trump following another day of testimony on Monday.
"House Democrats plan to unveil at least two articles of impeachment Tuesday, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to multiple lawmakers and aides. The Judiciary Committee plans to vote on the articles on Thursday, setting up a vote on the House floor next week to make Trump the third president in history to be impeached," Politico reported Monday evening.
"Democratic leaders plan to formally announce the articles at a press conference Tuesday morning. Judiciary Committee Democrats intend to meet ahead of the announcement and review the articles," Politico reported. "The decision to move forward with specific impeachment charges is the most significant move yet for the year-old Democratic House majority, a legacy-defining moment for Speaker Nancy Pelosi that sets up a Senate trial for Trump in early 2020."