MSNBC host Joe Scarborough savaged Attorney General Bill Barr as a “political hack” on Friday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” saying Barr was among the worst attorneys general in history. Scarborough said Barr “shamed himself” with the release of a redacted version of the Mueller report this week and in doing has made himself “irrelevant to the discussion and to history.”
Trump “is unfit to be President of the United States,” the MSNBC host also said. “And anybody who suggests otherwise has not read the report.”
JOE SCARBOROUGH: A lot more questions still out there than answers. It was fascinating. Yesterday was fascinating. I think really the most remarkable thing about yesterday was the fact that a man who had had the respect of attorneys on both sides of the aisle over the past 30, 40 years, Attorney General Barr humiliated himself, shamed himself by just a pathetic performance. I’m not so sure that he didn’t do that — I’m not so sure he didn’t do that to gain actually the sort of notoriety he got yesterday. He took the heat from Donald Trump. And you’ll notice yesterday half of the talk was about what Barr did and a lot of pundits couldn’t focus long enough on what Donald Trump did.
Dan Balz from ‘The Washington Post’ summed it up fairly well: “The 448-page document is replete with evidence of repeated lying by public officials and others, of the President urging them not to tell the truth, of the President seeking to shut down the investigation, of a Trump campaign hoping to benefit politically from Russian hacking and leaks of information damaging to its opponent, and of a White House in chaos and operating under abnormal rules.”
Now, Willie, the politician in me says that the Democrats need to keep their head down, focus on, you know, issues that are going to matter around the dinner table of Americans and just win the election in 2020 if they want to get rid of a man who obviously is unfit to be President of the United States. But…