“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough on Tuesday scoffed at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' 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 MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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 SessionsICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report Bottom Line DOJ inquiry tied to Clinton, touted by Trump winds down with no tangible results: report MORE, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinRosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts Journalist alleging Obama administration spied on her seeks to reopen case Rosenstein on his time in Trump administration: 'We got all the big issues right' 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.