On MSNBC’s Deadline Friday, host Nicolle Wallace tried hard to wrap her head around why it took so long for President Donald Trump to fire Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the EPA.
Reflecting on Pruitt’s tenure, Wallace said she was not impressed by the Republican Party’s inaction on the issue, given that Pruitt was under 13 investigations when he was forced to leave his post.
Sitting down with Republican Evan McMullin — who famously launched a challenge to President Donald Trump in 2016 — Wallace pressed the former CIA agent to explain GOP inaction and why Pruitt lingered on when there were other options.
“I’m sorry, the Republican Party sucks but you can still find non-criminal Republicans,” Wallace observed.
“Absolutely you can,” McMillan replied.
“Maybe,” the skeptical Wallace shot back.
Trump ‘specifically pressured the president of Ukraine’: WSJ reporter explains bombshell report
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Friday interviewed one of the reporters behind a bombshell story on President Donald Trump and his interactions with Ukraine that are at the center of the whistleblower scandal.
"President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal reported.
Images from global climate strikes show city streets packed with millions of people
This Friday, millions of people around the world are skipping school and work to demand action on climate change. According to reports, "global climate strikes" are currently taking place in over 150 countries, all designed to take place ahead of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit this coming Monday.
Images coming out of New York City alone show the massive scale of the protests. Tweeting from the NYC march, climate activist Greta Thunberg said that "lower Manhattan is absolutely packed with people."
WATCH: Barbara McQuade explains how she jailed mayor of Detroit — for same thing Trump did
On Thursday, it was revealed that a whistleblower in the intelligence community has submitted a complaint about President Donald Trump's conduct with a foreign leader.
There was widespread speculation Friday on the nature of the complaint, but experts suspect it has to do with the president trying to extract opposition research on Joe Biden from the president of Ukraine. Recently, Trump's lawyer and friend Rudy Giulani traveled to the country to unearth dirt on Biden's son.
And experts are concerned that Trump promised the foreign leader a better relationship with the U.S. in exchange.