White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany complained that former FBI agent Peter Strzok fact-checked claims on MSNBC about Russia collusion.
The former FBI agent, who has been a target of ire for President Donald Trump, corrected host Andrea Mitchell's assertion that special counsel Robert Mueller had found no evidence of collusion in his nearly two-year investigation.
"They were unable to bring — to a legal standard — to bring criminal charges that something had occurred but they point throughout the report to a variety of deep counterintelligence concerns. When you add that to the recent bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report, almost a thousand pages from a Republican Senate committee laying out all these concerns, the data is too great to ignore,” Strzok said. “So yes, I believe that the president is compromised by the Russians, and I think that takes a lot of forms. I think it comes through financial entanglements that he is fighting to become known, that the Russians know about and can hold over him. I also think it also comes from the way they can play to his ego, his strange fascination with dictators around the world.”
A short time later McEnany defended the president from Strzok's allegation.
.@MSNBC just had DISGRACED former FBI agent Peter Stzrok – who was FIRED from the Mueller team for his blatant anti-Trump bias – on air to discuss ... the sanctity and security of the upcoming election," McEnany tweeted. "Unbelievable!!!"
Her tweet then prompted a swift wave of blowback.
@PressSec @MSNBC Remember when you promised the American people you’d never lie to them? What happened with that?— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1600362517.0
@PressSec @MSNBC I love the smell of Hatch Act violations in the morning.— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1600361432.0
@PressSec @MSNBC What's "unbelievable" is that you call yourself a Press Secretary, but all you are is a propagandi… https://t.co/8EAFRpIQ4z— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1600362142.0
@PressSec @MSNBC And you refused in August to confirm the President would respect the judgement of the American peo… https://t.co/dnVXYhhzVh— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1600361700.0
@PressSec @MSNBC The President on the other hand has tweeted false information about mail-in voting multiple times....— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@Noble Prize in Sarcasm)1600361525.0
@PressSec @MSNBC Someone who says "we use different numbers" to explain how having 4% of the world's population and… https://t.co/vXTtoqAWXs— David Stearns (@David Stearns)1600361640.0
@PressSec @MSNBC And yet we still pay you 260K a year to stand at a podium and lie to us on a daily basis, which is… https://t.co/O6WI8g702C— Ryan Medina (@Ryan Medina)1600361477.0
@PressSec @MSNBC No. You're unbelievable. On all subjects. Period.— Gail Dosik (@Gail Dosik)1600361396.0
@PressSec @MSNBC Sure, Birther— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle)1600362743.0
@PressSec @MSNBC Why is the discussion of the sanctity and security of the upcoming election a problem for this WH? Unbelievable!!!— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1600361525.0