MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough pointed out how “ashamed” President Donald Trump’s national security team looked as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out his incompetence in Syria.
The California Democrat and Trump clashed during a White House meeting, where Pelosi said the president had a “meltdown” after congressional Republicans rebuked his Syria retreat — and he then tweeted out an instantly iconic photo of the encounter.
“My gosh, if you think it couldn’t get anymore unbelievable,” said “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski. “The day culminated with this now iconic photo of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing among a roomful of men with her finger pointed at the president. It was tweeted by the president after a contentious White House meeting with congressional leaders discussing the situation in Syria.”
Scarborough zoomed in on the national security team seated next to the president, who’s leaning back from the table and responding to Pelosi.
“Look at the men to the right of the president,” he said. “There’s a reason why their heads are bowed.”
“There’s a reason why they look ashamed,” he said, “because they know that this liberal House speaker from San Francisco, California, knows best in that room, what is best for national security, what is best for our men and women in uniform, what is best for the United States of America’s national security — not betraying our allies, not strengthening Iran. Just look at them hanging their heads in shame.”
Fox News reporter and right-wing conspiracy theorists planned to wiretap family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich: report
The Daily Beast on Monday evening broke a bombshell report on a secret 2017 meeting in Texas on a right-wing conspiracy theory where espionage was discussed.
"One of their topics was responding to online critics of wealthy Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, who had recently been outed as a driving force behind a retracted Fox News story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich," The Beast reported. "The group that gathered at Butowsky’s home included a conspiracy theorist, a Fox reporter fighting for her career, a former private intelligence contractor married to star journalist Lara Logan, and a Democratic PR operative who lost his business in the face of sexual assault allegations."
Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.
The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.
"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.
Congress still has one big tool left to rein in Trump’s corruption: Oversight Committee Democrat
Senate Republicans may have managed to quash the impeachment trial without calling forth any new witnesses or seriously considering the evidence against President Donald Trump. And the president may feel vindicated and largely invulnerable as a result.
But, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday, that doesn't mean Democrats don't have one last big play to rein in the president's abuses of power. They can use the first and strongest authority delegated to them: the power of the purse.
"What can Democrats really do when it comes to oversight of the president?" asked Cooper. "I mean, now that impeachment is over, does seem like there are fewer and fewer guardrails, if any."