Joe Scarborough spent some time during Monday’s “Morning Joe” broadcast to slam Donald Trump’s lawyers — who were overheard by New York Times reporter Ken Vogel over the weekend “loudly discussing” the Russia investigation at a steak house.
“I cannot believe how bumbling and how stupid these guys are,” Scarborough said. “They are the most indiscreet attorneys — I mean it — I ever heard in my life. Sending out emails, angry emails, shouting in popular Washington steakhouses about problems that they have–”
“In front of New York Times reporters,” interjected co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Scarborough, a lawyer in his past life, recalled being told as a clerk to never discuss clients away from the office.
“These clowns are sending e-mails in the middle of the night,” Scarborough continued. “These jackasses! And yelling in open restaurants. The lack of discipline by these Trump attorneys — I’ve said it before: It’s so astounding.”
Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that Ty Cobb, a lawyer on Trump’s team, was overheard at a Washington steakhouse “talking about a White House lawyer he deemed ‘a McGahn spy’ and saying Mr. McGahn had ‘a couple documents locked in a safe’ that he seemed to suggest he wanted access to.”
Donald F. McGahn II is the White House special counsel who “supports cooperation, but has expressed worry about setting a precedent that would weaken the White House long after Mr. Trump’s tenure is over.”
The conversation has led to a rift in the legal team, and, according to The Times, caused Chief of Staff John Kelly to give Cobb a reprimand.
Brzezinski said what Bill Clinton was to sex, Trump is to "decency"
"What Bill Clinton did to the issue of sex to an entire generation, I believe this president is doing on issues of decency, on issues of conspiracy theories, on issues of fake news," Brzezinski said in June 15. "I think it's that simple and we're desensitized if we even argue it."
"If the president seems delusional about his accomplishments, you can point no further than that room," Brzezinski said in June 14. "There are no real men in the inner circle of the White House... none at all."
“Donald Trump, again, being a schmuck, thinking he can buy people’s integrity by inviting them over to the White House and wowing them,” Scarborough said on June 7 when discussing a dinner party at the White House. “That’s how he thinks. I know that first hand.”
Scarborough said Trump “is not a sane, rational human being”
“If any CEO, in a Fortune 500 company, was behaving this way, he or she would be removed immediately… they would take him out, he would have psychiatric evaluation and he would no longer be the CEO,” Scarborough said on June 6.
Scarborough called Trump a “bumbling dope” on May 11 because of the way a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister was handled.
“Looking at the front pages of the newspapers here… The Wall Street Journal also, you look, of course, at pictures. The shameful picture where the United States press corps was kept out but the Russians were allowed in,” Scarborough said while holding up the paper.
Scarborough slammed Trump on March 31, saying that Russians are lucky that POTUS is “stupid enough” to pick up their fake news.
“We’re obsessed on how the Russians have hacked, how the Russians have tried to impact this, how the Russians have tried to impact the White House,” Scarborough said. “We’re really just playing into their hands.”