‘Unpatriotic’, ‘A Titanic Fraud’: Morning Joe Torches Mike Pence For Lying About Russia
The shocking new release of emails between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks, which shows the Trump campaign actively collaborated with the foreign group for months in an attempt to spread emails stolen from the Clinton campaign by Russian hackers, is a massive blow to Trump’s repeated denials that his campaign worked with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
But it is, in particular, a blow for Mike Pence, who at the exact same time that the correspondence started up, was insisting to the media that no one in the campaign was in touch with WikiLeaks.
On Tuesday morning, a political panel questioned Vice President Mike Pence’s patriotism in a stunning segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski pointed out that Pence had been asked repeatedly before and after the election about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, and the vice president’s denials were always proven wrong.
“At what point is it un-American when you’re asked questions and questions and questions about something obviously curious that’s going on that pertains to Russian meddling, and you are willfully clueless?” Brzezinski said.
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said he doesn’t understand why Pence seems to escape scrutiny in the Trump administration.
“We don’t talk enough about the vice president’s nonstop lying,” Schmidt said.
Brzezinski said the vice president was either lying or “willfully stupid” for not following up on the Russia questions that have engulfed the Trump presidency.
“Let’s say you get asked one of those questions on one of those instances, wouldn’t you pick up the phone and say what’s going on?” Brzezinski said. “Wouldn’t you care as an American who loves this country to say is this happening?”
“I think that over these months the vice president’s exposed himself as a titanic fraud,” Schmidt said. “When it comes to consensual relationships between gay Americans, he’s never tongue-tied on that. We don’t hear from him on Roy Moore. We don’t hear from him.
The senior adviser to Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign called out President Donald Trump, his family and campaign associates as liars.
“The truth of the matter is, and I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, 100 percent of the time, 100 percent of the people around this administration, when asked a question about Russia, the Russian involvement in this election, they lie about it,” Schmidt said. “Not 99 percent of the time, not 99.9 percent of the time — 100% of the time.”
Pence denied contacts with WikiLeaks same day Don Jr. actively conspired with WikiLeaks.
The very same morning Pence said the Trump campaign wasn't "in cahoots" with WikiLeaks, Don Jr. tweeted out a link provided to him by … WikiLeaks. pic.twitter.com/shMIH9puTk
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) November 13, 2017
Watch the video below, via MSNBC: