Joe Scarborough Blisters GOP Congressman for Trying to Sabotage FBI Investigation Into Trump
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes defended President Trump's wiretapping claims in a press conference on Wednesday, leaving the "Morning Joe" team in shock.
"This is one of the most staggering things I've seen," remarked co-host Joe Scarborough. "Donald Trump tweets something outrageous about Barack Obama... He said he was sick, he basically committed a felony, he tapped Trump Tower... And it was illegal."
Politico reports that the White House has repeatedly attempted to "recast" Trump’s original tweets "as a general reference to all possible surveillance of Trump aides," rather than a direct hit on Trump's predecessor. The fallout has been unprecedented.
"[He] trashed Barack Obama, he trashed Great Britain... now he's trashed the House intel community, because you heard the House intel committee saying that Obama didn't tap Donald Trump. What was intercepted is what we've all been saying could have happened now for three weeks — incidental collection," Scarborough hammered.
"Now, any hope of an independent investigation has been blown up," he added. "Nunes blew himself up."
MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin admitted he'd never seen anything like this.
"For the chairman to have these two high-profile press conferences, make a big show of briefing the president on executive branch intelligence information... It's inexplicable," he remarked.
"Not only does it harm the House intelligence community, but it undermines people's confidence in the entire process," he told Scarborough. "Everyone I've talked to from both parties [is] stunned by what he did."