“Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, along with their panelists, accused the Trump administration and President Trump of lies and “malice” in their handling of a Seth Rich report.
On Wednesday morning, the panel discussed allegations that a Fox News story about the Rich murder was coordinated with the White House.
A Fox News article in May alleged DNC staffer Seth Rich may have leaked information to WikiLeaks. Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by Rich’s family to look into his murder has filed a lawsuit against Fox News. Wheeler says FOX colluded with the White House on the story, and that President Donald Trump contributed to the purposeful spreading of false information about Rich’s death.
Amid reports that former Press Secretary Sean Spicer knew about the article, the Trump administration has denied having any involvement in the story.
The “Morning Joe” crew says the Rich story “bubbled up from the most disreputable corners of the internet” and was pursued “in order to deflect from a politically-frustrating story.”
“A murdered young man, Seth Rich, has been used to try to draw attention away from this Russian story, right?” Scarborough asked.
According to Scarborough, the Trump administration is pushing “fake news.”
One of the panel contributors said, “The level of cruelty in this story is exceeded only by the level of malice in pushing it and forwarding it.”
When Scarborough said, “The kids call that, a ‘steaming pile of poo,’” Brezinski admonished him.
“I’m not sure we can make fun. It’s terrible. What will we say to our children about this?” she said.
Despite the panel’s passion, questions about the Seth Rich murder persist.
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