Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Why Trump (And Gingrich) Should Stop Whining About Robert Mueller


When former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich went into the belly of the beast on Tuesday to promote his new book "Understanding Trump" and do a little back and forth with the hens on ABC's "The View", he likely expected a logical contradiction or two.

Gingrich said that there was an "endless barrage" of negative press against the president, so he expressed his surprise that Trump was able to get any public support. "What you have lived through for 2 1/2 years is the most systematic, deliberate obstruction of justice, coverup and effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history, and the time has come to say to the president, 'Quit undermining the law in the United States. If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he's got to do is fire him".

Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has re-emerged in recent days as an active surrogate for President Trump, and it didn't take long for him to join his stable of untruth tellers - this time, adding hypocrisy to the mix. I know I didn't do anything with the Russians.

In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, Comey testified that Trump had asked him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn before firing Comey.

Gingrich, speaking on Fox News' "Outnumbered", offered his prayers to those injured and promptly lumped the violent incident in with what he called a broader trend coming from those opposed to President Donald Trump. "This is an Indian hunting party", Gingrich said.

Gingrich recalled that he has been approached by both colleagues and college student Trump supporters who related they have been threatened for their political stance. "Maybe it's you, whoever you are, '" Gingrich said.

"You've had a series of things which send signals that tell people that it's OK to hate Trump, it's OK to think of Trump in violent terms, it's OK to consider assassinating Trump", Gingrich said.

Trump could be looking at an obstruction of justice charge in the future.

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'His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity, ' Gingrich tweeted on May 17.

Gingrich reversed course from a month ago, when he tweeted praise of Mueller, calling him "a superb choice" to head the Russian Federation investigation. "Media should now calm down" on May 17.

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