MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough called the House GOP lawmakers who met with President Donald Trump and Russian officials to discuss sanctions an “unbelievably brazen and brazenly criminal” act.

He also criticized Trump for his refusal to immediately denounce the Russian attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

“I don’t know if you remember this conversation, but the president and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin did a deal,” Scarborough said on Monday.

“They got this guy, Trump, who, in return for a couple of things, is going to help them, he’s going to make it harder for Putin to win the election.

So, the president was willing to give him some leverage.

The Russian president was not willing to do that.

So now, the United States is at war.

Now, we’re in the midst of the most severe foreign policy crisis of our time.”

In the video, which was obtained by NBC News, Scarborough said the “most outrageous” thing about Trump was that he didn’t call out Putin immediately after the meeting.

“If you’re a leader and you want to be the leader of the free world, you don’t call him out,” he said.

“You just don’t.”

In a statement, the White House said the President “strongly condemns the attempt to undermine the democratic process, which has nothing to do with our mutual interest in defeating ISIS, and has everything to do only with the United Nations, and its resolutions.

He has repeatedly stated that he believes Russia is a threat to global peace and security.”

A Trump spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said, “This was an attempt by Russian hackers to interfere with the U.N. vote and undermine our democratic process.

The President strongly rejects this attempt and believes the U,N.

must do its job and hold accountable Russia for this.”

The U.K. Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said the U the “strongest possible response” to the meeting was the sanctions that were already passed.

“What we need is a serious discussion and a real, sustained effort at dialogue and cooperation,” Johnson said in a statement.

He added that “there is a strong argument that the Russians interfered in our election.”