'Your Silence Is Going to Get Someone Killed!': MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Unleashes Furious Tirade At Trump Enablers

President Donald Trump's unfettered attacks on the FBI agents investigating him and his campaign have disturbed many of his critics, but MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace took particular ire with his continued smear campaign on Thursday.


She made it clear that she doesn't just hold him responsible, but also those around him.

"How does no one quit when the president is constantly tweeting smears about law enforcement?" she asked on her show "Deadline: White House."

"One word: Power," said guest Nick Confessore. "To be in power, to have power, to have access to power. The president is the most powerful guy in the world, and they are defending his hold on that office."

He added: "It's no surprise to me at all that his course of action in his presidency is to further sow doubt about the institutions."

But those answers weren't satisfying to Wallace, inspiring her to express her deep outrage at Trump's enablers.

"I know he doesn't care," she said. "Here are the things I know, and here are the things I'm tired of hearing on this show: His base is unshakable, the president's comfortable obliterating norms, nothing's going to happen. Something's going to happen! Somebody's going to get hurt! And where is the outcry for the enablers? There are real people who are standing by — the Justice Department just greenlet a third briefing of classified information about a Republican informant. None of us should know his name, but we all do! Because the president wants to know what he knew about the counterintelligence investigation into his campaign."

She continued: "And I guess my question is: When do people stand up and say 'You are tainted! Your silence is going to get someone killed!'"

Watch the clip below:

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