Morning Joe

By Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC

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Join Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist, for in-depth and informed discussions that help drive the day's political conversation. Top newsmakers, Washington insiders, journalists, and cultural influencers, come together on Morning Joe for unparalleled insight and analysis around the day's biggest stories.

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To Err is Human; To Deter is Inhuman: DHS Secretary Gives Poorly-Received Press Conference on Family Separation at Border; AG Jeff Sessions Preaches Separation as a Deterrent

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, yesterday, presented a fairly lukewarm press conference explaining the Trump Administration's continued effort to separate migrant children from their parents at the southern border of the United States.

The conference piqued reporter interest as to why President Trump, if he is as against the separation of families as he claims to be, has not called the DHS, or offered to halt the action in some way.

Many GOP representatives, as well, have questioned the President's lack of action -- most tweeting out statements of disapproval.

This comes as a new Quinnipiac University Poll shows 66% of all voters oppose the Trump Administration's policy of separating families.

All Former First Ladies of the White House have spoken out against the policy; and, current First Lady Melania Trump, according to a recent statement released by her spokeswoman, is seemingly siding against her husband.

Currently, all Senate Democrats are working on, and supporting, legislation to bring clarity and reform to the nation's immigration policy; but, contrary to their words on Twitter, Republican Senators have not yet joined the effort.

Jun 19, 2018
This is Not America: White House Disjointedly Defends and Denies Family Separation at Southern Border; Trump Continues to Praise Kim Jong-un

Following a series of blame-shifts from Republicans to Democrats on the controversial immigration legislation that "allows" the Department of Homeland Security to separate families at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump has doubled-down, saying that, if they wanted to, the Democrats "can change the law; it's their law."

This has been proven to be false.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has, however, denied the Department's practice of separating any families at the southern border, saying that that policy plainly doesn't exist.

Nielsen's denial comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions went on-record last week defending the practice -- even going so far as to cite the bible.

President Trump has also doubled-down on defending the leadership qualities of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

In an impromptu interview with 'Fox and Friends' on the White House lawn on Friday, the President made light of Kim's iron-fisted rule, saying:

"He speaks and his people sit-up at attention...I want my people to do the same."

Jun 18, 2018
Strzok Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Rudy Giuliani Calls for Immediate End of Mueller Investigation as 'Anti-Trump' Texts from Investigation Head Revealed

Attorney for the President, Rudy Giuliani, appeared on Fox News last night to criticize top officials from the FBI in regards to a new massive report released by the Department of Justice's Inspector General.

The IG's report delves into the FBI's investigation into possible Russian collusion in the 2016 Presidential Election to benefit the Trump campaign.

In particular, Giuliani singled out FBI agent, and formerly one of the heads of the Russia investigation, Peter Strzok, who, as the IG's report revealed, sent 'anti-Trump' text messages to his at-the-time lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Saying, "We'll stop it," referring to Trump's chance at the presidency.

That said, last year, when Robert Mueller got wind of Strzok's text messages to Lisa Page, Mueller removed Strzok from his position.

Giuliani, nonetheless, has called for an immediate end to the Mueller investigation and that Strzok be thrown in jail "by the end of next week."

Meanwhile, The White House's handling of its controversial immigration legislation and the systematic removal of children from their rightful families and into southern U.S. detention centers has representatives across the aisle crying foul.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, even citing the bible as a cop-out.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders piggy-backed on the bible defense -- saying in a press conference, yesterday, "It is very biblical to enforce the law."

Jun 15, 2018