Maxine Waters: Trump’s Administration, Associates Are ‘a Bunch of Scumbags’

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Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) discussed the Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election and disputed reports about the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia. Waters said members of President Donald Trump’s administration and several of Trump’s associates were “a bunch of scumbags.” Partial transcript as follows: WATERS: Let me say this. Reince Priebus has been trying to clean up for Donald Trump for far too long. He’s the one that stuck with him all during the campaign when he was making outrageous statements. When he was basically lying and so his time is going to run out. He can’t continue to try to defend this president who is entangled with this Kremlin clan of his while they are all seeking really to get rid of these sanctions that are placed on Russia, because all of them are connected to the oil and gas industry. Just take a look at this. Take a look at, of course, Michael Flynn—long history of ties to the Russian government, including a paid speech at a party for RT. Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, paid lobbyist for Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian politician in Ukraine who fled to Russia in 2014.