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The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson attacked President Trump on Morning Joe, where the views he expressed in his recent column were reinforced and not challenged by any of his table-mates on what was has been billed a bipartisan show.

“President Trump was up early Monday morning, tweeting falsely that investigators have found ‘No Smocking Gun’ that proves he did anything wrong,” Robinson wrote. “He meant ‘smoking,’ of course. His vision must be clouded by the haze.”

“And now we know, for the first time, that prosecutors have directly implicated Trump in a federal crime. It may be a bit premature to start chanting ‘lock him up!’ — but stay tuned.”

On Morning Joe, Robinson asserted, “We have this pretty clear picture of astounding corruption and criminality by this president and his circle, including his son and his son-in-law,” Robinson claimed. “And it doesn’t take much perspective, or I think, much sort of political acumen to say, ‘Gee maybe I ought to sort of keep my powder dry on this because this looks like it might not work out very well for the president.’ Yet you have all these Republicans who are astoundingly going all in on this, and I think that’s going to be very bad for them. I think this whole sordid episode is very bad for the country and you know, it’s going to come to a crescendo, and I don’t think that’s going to be a pretty thing for Donald Trump.”

Rather than offering any counterpoint to Robinson, MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle talked up the upcoming Robert Mueller report, saying that it would be “One of the greatest novels ever written,” a masterpiece about crime and punishment. It was unclear whether Barnicle realized that he was subtly insulting Mueller by claiming that the report would be a work of fiction.

Regardless of the Mueller report’s content, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski chimed in against Trump, saying that no matter the outcome, because of the president “We will see the damage for decades.”

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