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Baseball is timeless, and so, too, are its memories.
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The Morning Joe conversation continues about the House Oversight Committee's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s foreign ties and receipt of secret foreign payments, senior contributor Mike Barnicle explains: “Mike Flynn is today a mystery. He worked for General Stan McChrystal in Afghanistan running intelligence. And from multiple sources, you hear that there was no finer person for the job and no better person at doing the job than was then General Mike Flynn in Afghanistan. Something happened to this man along the way to have this sloppiness occur.” There’s more revelations here. Only on MSNBC.

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While the Morning Joe panel discusses former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s troubling foreign ties and income received from Russia and Turkey that he kept secret, says senior contributor Mike Barnicle: “How do you not declare that? It’s astounding that he did not have the wherewithal to put this down on paper; and it’s doubly astounding that the Trump campaign did not force more investigation into his background during the campaign.” Listen to more of the discussion with Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and the BBC World News’ Katty Kay.

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During the Morning Joe conversation about the ouster of top-rated cable news host Bill O’Reilly from Fox News after the disclosure of a series of sexual harassment allegations against him and reported payouts, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle comments: “You can't underestimate the political, cultural impact that Fox News and Bill O'Reilly has had on this country...an extraordinary impact on further dividing America politically, categorizing America politically.” Listen in on the conversation as the rest of the panel weighs in on the significance of O’Reilly’s dismissal, which came also after advertisers stopped supporting O’Reilly’s show.

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During a Morning Joe conversation centered on an editorial in the English-language Chinese newspaper the Global Times about China's increased pressure on North Korea to end provocations, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle asks Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations: "I'm wondering, given that there's fairly optimistic tones in that editorial… and at the same time…we have the Vice President of the United States on the deck of an aircraft carrier in Tokyo Bay sort of rattling sabers. What story is best for us?” Listen to Haass’ response here and his praise for the Trump Administration following President Donald Trump's first face-to-face meeting with China’s leader Xi Jinping earlier this month.

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During a conversation with The New York Times’ media columnist Jim Rutenberg, who joined the Morning Joe panel to share his experiences after a trip to Russia, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle asks: “Do you think Vladamir Putin is happy with what has happened in the election? And what is happening now within our media?” Listen to Rutenberg’s response here. 

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While the Morning Joe team continues to talk about President Donald Trump’s disappointing poll numbers and promises unkept, show host Joe Scarborough and veteran columnist Mike Barnicle have some advice for POTUS. "Stop talking about the election. Stop talking about how you won. Stop talking about the Electoral College. You're president. Act like the president,” says Barnicle. Hear what Scarborough has to say here.

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As Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski ticked off the latest poll numbers for President Donald Trump, the panel helped but the new, consistently lower numbers in context. Commented veteran columnist Mike Barnicle: “Two things: The level of expectation among voters on both sides was that ‘okay, fine, he'll get something done, something will happen.’ Nothing really has happened. The other thing I feel is harder to get to, and you pick it up anecdotally, and it's almost a cosmetic issue: And it’s people are sort of disappointed that he's not acting more like a president.” Take a closer look at President Trump’s new poll numbers here and how he stacks up against other presidents at almost the 100 day mark.

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As the Morning Joe panel reacts to President Donald Trump’s comments about the nation being on track to be “stronger, bigger and better” than ever before as he stood next to a large Easter bunny costumed performer during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Mike Barnicle recalls: “One of the greatest presidential pictures of all time is President George W. Bush hugging the Easter bunny during the Easter Egg Roll.” Tune in to hear more of POTUS’s comments and reaction from hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist.

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“Congressman, let’s take those two countries: Syria and Iraq, as well as Afghanistan. We’ve been at war for 16 years in Afghanistan, 14 years in Iraq. You have spent an enormous number of years on the ground in Iraq. So when you go home on weekends to Salem and have town meetings in the North Shore in Massachusetts and a parent comes up to you and asks you: ‘I have a 19-year-old son. He's a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He's in Iraq today; he might go to Syria tomorrow. Why is he there?’ What do you say?” asks Morning Joe’s veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Marine Corp. veteran and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, during a conversation about the U.S. military possibly going into Syria following President Donald Trump’s missile strike there. “It's a good question and I do get that question a lot,” responded Moulton, who called for a strategy for Syria before troops are sent in. 

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The Morning Joe panel discusses a report in The Washington Post that the FBI — as part of its investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia — had obtained a secret FISA warrant last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, at the time an adviser to then presidential candidate Donald Trump. Explains veteran columnist Mike Barnicle: “You do not get a FISA warrant on a whim or a suspicion. You have to have probable cause. The FBI in this case apparently had probable cause. Then you go to the FISA Court, comprised of judges. I couldn't name the judges on the FISA Court. They go to great lengths to really disguise who the FISA Court judges are, and they, thus, get a warrant to look at Carter Page.” Listen to more from Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and author Jon Meacham.

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