“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough on Tuesday scoffed at President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE’s claims of a “witch hunt” against him, pointing out that Trump appointed the officials who approved the raid of his lawyer's office the day before.

“These are Republicans,” Scarborough said. “Most of these players that Donald Trump is attacking were appointed by Donald Trump.”

The raid was approved after a referral from the special counsel, but not as a central part of his investigation.


It was done, Scarborough said, “not on Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE’s behalf but on the behalf of the people of New York and the people of the United States of America."

Trump blasted the FBI on Monday, calling the raid a “disgrace” and a “pure and simple witch hunt.”

The “witches” that Trump says are coming after him are all Republicans, Scarborough said, including Mueller, Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLewandowski says he's under no obligation to speak truthfully to the media Nadler considering holding Lewandowski in contempt Lewandowski, Democrats tangle at testy hearing MORE, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinHouse Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe McCabe's counsel presses US attorney on whether grand jury decided not to indict US attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal MORE, who reportedly approved the raid personally.

The MSNBC host also pointed out that U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, whose office coordinated with the FBI on the raid, was a Trump appointee. But ABC News later reported that Berman had recused himself from the Cohen investigation.

“Republicans, but they put their country and they put their rule of law above Donald Trump, and that is something this man will never understand,” Scarborough said.

The FBI seized emails, tax documents and records related to Cohen's $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, among other subjects.