Scarborough: Trump is ‘Aggressively Trying to Cover Up Evidence' of Russian Attempts to ‘Subvert' Democracy
Added 05-15-19 08:34:02am EST - “Joe Scarborough has accused President Donald Trump of trying to suppress U.S. intelligence in order to diminish the impact of Russia's cyber campaigns against American institutions.” - Mediaite.com
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Joe Scarborough accused President Donald Trump of trying to suppress U.S. intelligence in order to diminish the impact of Russia’s cyber campaigns against American institutions.
On Wednesday, Morning Joe held a discussion on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis‘ (R) announcement that Russian hackers managed to access voter databases in two counties ahead of the 2016 election. This led to Scarborough snarking that Trump and various members of his administration cry “fake news” and ignore intelligence reports in order to dismiss the seriousness of Russian election-meddling.
As Mika Brzezinski asked why DeSantis is supposedly forbidden to say which counties were breached because of an NDA, Scarborough answered: “Donald Trump and those working for Donald Trump believe that transparency in this process is actually a danger.” From there, Scarborough concocted up a metaphor by saying the administration’s handling of Russian interference is like if the government forbid cameras from documenting the 9/11 terror attacks.
“‘We’re not going to let anybody know so they won’t be prepared next time,'” Scarborough said. “This is really crazy and, once again, points to the fact that Donald Trump is aggressively trying to cover up any evidence that intel chiefs, or his own cabinet agents he has, are trying to pass along to him that the Russians tried to subvert American democracy.”
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