MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough strongly condemned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for repeatedly lying about his involvement in President Donald Trump’s efforts to enlist foreign governments to investigate his political rivals.
The secretary of state undercut claims made by an intelligence committee whistleblower before it was revealed he took part in Trump’s call to the Ukrainian president, and the “Morning Joe” host blasted Pompeo for thumbing his nose at congressional oversight of his department.
“That guy went to West Point,” Scarborough said. “What a thug, he’s acting like a common thug. He’s lying about our country. He was in on a call that he knows crossed every line of propriety. He was taught that at West Point, and he’s behaving like a thug, now he’s behaving like a thug in trying to basically tell Congress that he can do whatever he wants to do and not to reach out to anybody at the State Department.”
“It’s as if he’s adopted Donald Trump’s view of the Constitution, that the Second Amendment gives the executive branch unlimited power,” he added.
Scarborough blasted the secretary of state as lawless, and he said the military veteran and public servant should be ashamed of his own debasement.
“Let me say it again, this guy went to West Point,” Scarborough said. “He knows better, and he’s acting like a common criminal. He’s acting like a thug. He’s lying through his teeth, he’s shaming himself. He’s shaming State Department employees, and he’s shaming the United States of America. He has no excuse.”
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"We just learned the U.S. military had to use a show of force to disrupt Turkish backed forces who got too close to a base in northern Syria," Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin said. "The U.S. military had to use Apache gun ship and F-16s to deter the Turkish-backed forces. U.S. military is undergoing hasty withdrawal of nearly all of the 1,000, or so, U.S. troops to help stabilize northern Syria."
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"Rudy Giuliani is parting ways with the personal attorney representing him so far in matters related to the impeachment inquiry," tweeted CNN's Shimon Prokupecz. "Giuliani confirmed to CNN Tuesday that his current attorney, Jon Sale, is ending his representation of the former New York City mayor shortly."
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A shocking expose in The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that Peter Navarro invented the name "Ron Vara," an anagram for Navarro, to justify his own opinions in his books.
The so-called Ron Vara has strong opinions, fortune-cookie-style quotes and an elaborate back story as "a military veteran and Harvard-trained economist who made seven figures in the stock market by investing in companies that do well during international crises," the report said.