Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
U.S. | By Monique Johnson

Gingrich: Somebody probably going to jail over Russian Federation investigation

Gingrich: Somebody probably going to jail over Russian Federation investigation

On May 19, Trump nominated Gingrich's wife, Callista, to be part of his administration as ambassador to the Vatican. So it behooves him to stand up for the President.

Gingrich said there's "no evidence" the president ever impeded any Russian Federation investigation and Trump fired the FBI director because "Comey's public behavior was so destructive".

It's quite a barrage: Gingrich is completely dismissing as political the special counsel that was set up to be a nonpartisan effort with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director appointed by former President George W. Bush as its head.

"'Seventy or $80 million, that'll be a yacht, '" Gingrich recalled Trump telling him in 2012.

Mueller, for the record, seems more like a stereotypical G-Man, above-board and committed to the truth, than a deep stater. The former speaker, however, did not answer when Raddatz asked if Trump had lost confidence in Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel. Democratic leaders have echoed those same sentiments many times over, for good reason: It would be hard to find a figure in law enforcement with a better reputation for fairness, integrity, and professionalism.

The Washington Post report Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III had widened his investigation into President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice has renewed buzz around the capital about the possibility of impeachment. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, told CNN's Tom LoBianco Thursday.

Every effort to discredit Mueller, from Fox News Channel to quasi-fascist social media, only underscores the right's desperation and fear - and sharpens the growing suspicion of Trump's guilt.

How can Gingrich explain this monumental hypocrisy?

"It was easier to work with Bill Clinton because Clinton, as long as the deal was somewhere in this box, he wanted a deal".

But running for president and being the chief executive are two different things.

That was 19 years ago, to be sure.

He claimed he knew college students who said they had received death threats for saying they supported Trump, and also criticized comedian Kathy Griffin - who was roundly chastised for posing in a photograph holding a bloodied Trump head - and a NY production of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar, which features a Trump-like Caesar.

"He called me because I've been very clear about the fact that Mueller, hiring 4 Democrats, the attorneys are all Democrats, one of them worked for The Clinton Foundation", said Speaker Gingrich. "Maybe it's you, whoever you are",' Gingrich said. "I feel kind of bad, '" Gingrich said Trump admitted later. You have this legalistic nightmare trying to block the Trump presidency on behalf of a department in which 97 percent of the money was given to [former Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary [Clinton], and you want me to believe this is all just random behavior? "This intensity has been building since election night".

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