On Monday, it was revealed that Erik Prince, the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, had privately met with a Russian offical less than two weeks before Inauguration Day. As the news continues to heat up in regards to the Russian scandal, some critics of Donald Trump are not holding back.

MSNBC on Trump

During the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was forced to deal with speculation that he was linked, in one way or another, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. As expected, the former host of "The Apprentice" denied any wrongdoing, and continues to do so despite the overwhelming evidence that says otherwise.

Since Trump has been sworn into office, multiple reports have found that several past and current associates have been in contact with Russian officials, further adding fuel to the fire on the issue. From former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, to current Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump has a lot of explaining to do. As seen on the April 4 edition of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, the media doesn't seem to be buying the excuses coming from the White House.

On Tuesday's "Morning Joe," the panel discussed the aforementioned news that Erik Prince, who also founded the Blackwater security company, had recently been in contact with a Russian official. "Betsy DeVos? Who are these people? Who are these people?” host Joe Scarborough wondered.

After the panel appeared bewildered that Prince would lie about his communication with the Russians, Scarborough was quick to give his response.

"He's stupid, that's why," Joe Scarborough replied.

"It's like Carter Page. I love the quote from the Russians about Carter Page: 'He’s a blanking idiot,'" Scarborough said, before adding, "It's from the 80s movie 'Spies Like Us.' They're idiots." In regards to Erik Prince blatantly conflicting with confirmed reports that he met with a Kremlin official, Scarborough responded, "He's not telling the truth...He's lying," while going to label him a "liar."

Moving forward

As new information breaks on an almost daily basis in regards to the ongoing Russian scandal, it's unlikely that Donald Trump and the White House will admit that they were in the wrong. Credible reporters and journalists are expected to continue to break bombshell stories, but will most likely be labeled as "fake news" by the president in return.