The scandal surrounding Donald Trump and his administration continues to dominate the news cycle, with the latest revelation finding that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had been acting as a foreign agent during the presidential campaign. In response to the news, two hosts on MSNBC didn't hold back their thoughts.

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When Donald Trump pulled off the upset win over Hillary Clinton last November, it was only a matter of time before he decided on who would surround him in the White House. The selection of Michael Flynn raised eyebrows and caused instant backlash, putting even more pressure on the former host of "The Apprentice." After reports uncovered that Flynn had privately met with a Russian offical just a month after the election, tension grew and led to his resignation for not revealing the meeting to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

The latest controversy surrounding Flynn is that he registered as a foreign agent during the campaign, and received over $500,000 to lobby for the Turkish government. While the White House denies any knowledge of Flynn's outside dealings, many in the media are pushing back. This issue was highlighted during the March 10 edition of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC.

"That man (Flynn) was a foreign agent of Turkey, who's been hostile towards U.S. interests for a good part of the Syrian war, and was getting paid at the same time he was delivering a speech trashing Hillary Clinton at the Republican National Convention," co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out. Fellow co-host, Mika Brzezinski, also chimed in, noting that Flynn ironically led the Clinton "lock her up" chant during his speech at the convention.

"Donald Trump and all of his public comments have basically acted as if Michael Flynn was persecuted," Joe Scarborough said, referring to the issue as a "confusing situation." Scarborough then went after Mike Pence, who he believes is trying to use the latest scandal involving Flynn to "put a nice gloss and saying that vindicates the president’s decision to fire him." Scarborough continued, stating that if the White House is correct that they had no idea Flynn was a foreign agent, then it is "one of the most extraordinary failures of vetting I’ve ever heard of."

Mika Brzezinski, who's increased her criticism of Donald Trump in recent days, also didn't hold back, saying, "They have made a joke of the entire transition process." "I don’t say that with hysteria," she said, before noting that she simply is speaking out of a "deep sense of concern" due to the fact that "there are people who believe Trump from start to finish and he’s not telling the truth."

Moving forward

Despite the growing evidence exposing the growing scandal in the White House, Donald Trump and his team continue to deny any wrongdoing, while labeling any negative allegations and reports against them as "fake news." Over the last week, the billionaire real estate mogul has attempted to deflect from the issues at hand by pushing unfounded conspiracy theories, with the latest claiming that former President Barack Obama ordered his Trump Tower offices to be wiretapped.

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