Scarborough: Trump ‘Seemed Desperate at Every Step To Kill This Russian Investigation’
SCARBOROUGH: "Hey, Clint, so if you just — take a scorecard here, of what’s happened, what this president has done to try to impede the investigation, to try to overstep his bounds in so many cases. As it pertains to impeding the investigation, he fired an F.B.I. director, which is certainly within his power, but unfortunately for this president, he told Lester Holt on nationwide news that he did it to stop the Russian investigation. He told the Russian foreign minister and the ambassador to the United States from Russia that he got rid of Comey to stop the investigation, to take, quote, the pressure off, as he said. He wanted to fire his attorney general. He wanted to fire Rod Rosenstein, his deputy attorney general, and now we find out that he wanted to fire the independent counsel. And every step of the way he kept getting push-back from his staff members. What’s the overall portrait? And what is the independent counsel looking at now when he looks at Donald Trump, an executive who seems desperate and has seemed desperate at every step to kill this Russian investigation?"