MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday lambasted President Donald Trump for calling up Russian president Vladimir Putin the same day the Department of Justice tossed charges against Mike Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about his pre-inauguration contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Kislyak visited the White House in May 2017 with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov — and Trump admitted to them that he had fired Comey because of the investigation into his campaign ties to the Kremlin.
Scarborough pointed out that Trump himself committed obstruction of justice and that he would be “sitting in jail right now if he weren’t president of the United States and if there weren’t a corrupt attorney general.”
“He committed one act of obstruction of justice after another. Robert Mueller said, ‘I can’t get to that,’ as far as whether he can be charged in the criminal complaint, because he is president of the United States — Justice Department guidelines don’t allow me to do that.”
“Make no mistake of it, Donald Trump committed one crime after another,” Scarborough continued. “You may not want to hear it, maybe your relatives don’t want to hear it. It will be in the history books because it lays out perfectly as an obstruction of justice case. Of course, he can call it a hoax all he wants — we’ve got the quotes.”
“There’s one quote after another where Donald Trump admits that he committed obstruction of justice that would throw either you or me in jail if we had done the same thing,” he added.