MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski agreed President Donald Trump sounded panicked when he was asked by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro whether he had ever worked for Russia.
The "Morning Joe" hosts were stunned by this weekend's reports that the FBI had opened a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether the president was acting as a Russian agent, and they said Trump had not really denied it.
"On Saturday the president was asked point blank, have you ever worked for Russia?" Brzezinski said. "Nowhere in his 354-word answer did he say the word no."
Scarborough said the president's frantic response to Pirro's question betrayed his fear.
"You don't have to be a pop psychiatrist to listen to Donald Trump's voice on Fox News this weekend, and he was in a full-on panic," Scarborough said. "Full-on panic, talking a hundred miles an hour. In that clip so he had to trash his own U.S. intel agencies -- but, boy, he was in full panic mode."