MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slammed Rep. Devin Nunes as a “scam artist” for secretly taking part in the Ukraine scheme himself and then sitting in impeachment hearings.
The “Morning Joe” host was astonished that Nunes, a California Republican, pretended that he had not spoken by phone to Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, despite the existence of phone records detailing their calls to one another.
“If I’m talking to a Ukrainian, right, and he’s in the middle of this ‘drug deal,'” Scarborough said, “and the second he gets indicted, I’m looking at the paper and I start sweating.”
Scarborough and other panelists agreed Parnas had a memorable name, and found it impossible to believe that Nunes would not recall speaking to him — especially after the Ukrainian became part of impeachment saga involving President Donald Trump.
“So Lev’s attorney — I’m calling him Lev — Mr. Parnas,” said co-host Willie Geist. “His attorney previously had said not only did Devin Nunes and (his) client Lev Parnas speak in April a number of times on the phone, let’s just say they weren’t talking about sushi joints to find in Kyiv.”
“So for Devin Nunes to pretend he didn’t remember, remember he said, ‘I don’t remember that name, I don’t remember the calls, we’re looking into it,” Geist added. “The fact that he was the ranking member sitting there as all this testimony was coming across his desk in front of the public, pretending he didn’t know anything but had been on the phone with some of the key players in this, it’s outrageous that he was sitting there and more outrageous that he’s pretending now he didn’t know about it.”
Scarborough agreed, saying Nunes had a demonstrable history of abusing his role on the House Intelligence Committee to help Trump avoid trouble.
“What a scam artist,” he said. “Here’s a guy who also gets in from — claims he has information he’s going to take to the White House, he goes to the White House, he gets information from the White House and he goes out and holds a press conference. Again, it’s just deceit year after year.”
George Conway blasts ‘blundering cheat’ Trump in new op-ed: ‘His name should live in infamy’
Prominent conservative attorney George T. Conway III has written yet another Washington Post op-ed blasting President Donald Trump.
"If there’s one thing we know about President Trump, it’s that he lies and he cheats. Endlessly," Conway wrote. "And shamelessly. But still, mostly, incompetently."
"So it should have come as no surprise that Trump finally went where no U.S. president had ever gone before. In a tweet last week, he actually suggested that the country 'Delay the Election.' That trial balloon was a brazen effort to see if he can defraud his way into four more years in the White House," he explained. "And why not try? After all, Trump has managed to swindle his way through life, on matters large and small, essential and trivial."
Trump’s ‘delay the election’ tweet laid the groundwork for him and his followers to have an excuse if he loses
Writing in The New York Times this Monday, Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discuss their contention that President Trump is seeing the writing on the wall regarding the 2020 election, an analysis born from his recent tweet where he suggests delaying the election.
According to Stephens, Trump's tweet is a sign that he knows "in his heart" that he's going to lose in November.
"He’s laying the groundwork not for a coup but for an excuse, both for himself and for his followers," Stephens says. "It creates a mythology to explain defeat, attack Joe Biden and keep the Trump family relevant in the Republican Party. The fact that he’d pull a stunt like this is another reason it’s so important that he lose in a landslide in November."
‘I do this for a living and I don’t know what the Republicans’ position is’: MSNBC reporter confused by GOP unemployment stance
Capitol Hill reporter Garrett Haake confessed that he has no idea what the Republican officials want when it comes to the unemployment stimulus bill.
A bill was passed in May by Democrats in the House, but the Senate ignored the problem until the last minute, allowing the additional unemployment funds from the stimulus to sunset and leave Americans scrambling to pay their Aug. 1 rent or mortgages.
The Senate then gave up, handing the responsibility for the bill over to the White House and told them to negotiate with the House, but the White House is less interested in unemployment benefits and wants more corporate bailouts.