Joe Scarborough laced into Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Monday’s “Morning Joe” in a rant that included a lengthy list of some of his clients’ biggest scandals. The MSNBC host said it all added up to being corruption of historic proportions.
“This is the most corrupt administration in the history of our lifetime, certainly over the first year and a half,” said Scarborough. “[Giuliani] will tell you he’s been knighted by the Queen of England.”
Clocking in at nearly ten minutes, Scarborough’s rant included reminders of scandals like former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price’s private jets, the former energy contracts given to company from the same town as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Scott Pruitt’s extensive list of questionable activities.
There was Trump University, and payments to Stormy Daniels, three indictments in the Russia investigation and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is now currently sitting in solitary confinement.
Scarborough’s listing of scandals was inspired by comments Giuliani made to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos saying that President Trump wanted to answer questions under oath, but how could he trust such a “corrupt” investigation.
“He wants to testify,” said the former New York City mayor. “It’s hard to believe given all the things that have been shown about how tainted this investigation is. This is the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen.”
Scarborough — as usual — defended special counsel Robert Mueller.
“We certainly know that Robert Mueller is not corrupt.” said Scarborough “We certainly know he is a marine, a war hero, a guy who [unlike] Donald Trump didn’t skip out on serving this country, claiming deferments and bone spurs.”
Since returning to Trumps’ orbit as his new lead attorney, Giuliani has become a fixture on television, occasionally making news and routinely promising anyone who will listen that he will bring the Russia collusion investigation to a close.
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