Scarborough Hits Back Hard at Giuliani Calling Mueller Corrupt With Exhaustive List of Trump Scandals


On Morning Joe on Monday, host Joe Scarborough responded directly to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani after the former mayor’s comments to several talk shows on Sunday describing Robert Mueller’s investigation as the “most corrupt” he’d ever seen. “I so thank you for opening the door,” said Scarborough, as he spent the better part of nine minutes listing corruption and scandals in President Donald Trump’s first year and a half in office.

“Let’s take a better look at some examples of corruption,” began Scarborough, in rather an understatement for the long accounting that followed.

“Robert Mueller’s investigations brought charges against four ex-Trump advisers, top Trump political advisers, including his former campaign chief, who is now sitting in jail after allegations of witness tampering after his own indictments on fraud, false statements and foreign laundering of money,” said Scarborough. “Yeah, that’s what you call corrupt, Rudy.”

He continued. “Or maybe the fact that his ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators, top campaign aide and transition official Rick Gates also pleaded to conspiracy and lying to investigators, and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to misleading investigators about, you guessed it, his contacts with the Bulgarians? No, with the Russians, claiming to have dirt on Clinton.”

“Some, four of Donald Trump’s hand-picked ex-advisers, one of his lawyers, one of his digital marketing strategists, 14 Russian nationalists, three Russian companies and five guilty pleas in all, all connected to Donald Trump, his campaign, his organization, the election of 2016,” said Scarborough, and the list went on and on.

Scarborough included Michael Cohen, Ryan Zinke, Trump’s charitable donations scandal, Scott Pruitt’s many scandals, Trump’s hotels, White House lawn sales pitches for Ivanka Trump products, Wilbur Ross, and even more.

“You know, Rudy, there’s so much corruption to go around and you brought this up, you opened the door,” said Scarborough as he walked “merrily” through the list. “and here’s the amazing thing, it’s only a year and a half.”

“Good job, Rudy,” Scarborough concluded.

You can watch the full clip above, courtesy of MSNBC.

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