Gingrich: ‘No Idea’ What Trump Meant By Tweet Appearing To Confirm Probe
Yesterday, Trump himself confirmed that he is now under investigation for obstruction of justice for firing FBI director James Comey, after asking him to “lay off” the investigation into former adviser Michael Flynn’s Russian ties.
According to an analysis by The Hill last October, Department of Justice employees gave $286,797 to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, compared with $8,756 that DOJ employees donated to the Trump campaign.
Comey said Trump’s comments to him about dropping the probe into Flynn was a “disturbing thing, very concerning”.
“The Republicans are not focusing enough on the politics of individuals … you don’t write the bill and then try to go sell people”, Gingrich said.
“I think this whole game of recusal now, this is a nightmare”, Gingrich said.
“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg claimed that as a presidential candidate, Donald Trump received overwhelmingly positive media coverage. “If you have an obstruction case, Comey’s gotta be one of the major witnesses”, Gingrich told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on “This Week”.
The president seemed to be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo detailing what he saw as concerns about Comey’s leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately prior to Trump’s firing him on May 9.
Right before this exchange, Whoopi began grilling Gingrich in a ludicrous fashion to try to call him out in a gotcha moment. It could be that Comey’s ouster was corrupt in some other way: Maybe Trump didn’t want Comey to find some unpleasant dealings unrelated the Russian Federation investigation.
Gingrich, after initially praising Mueller, has become a harsh critic.
Gingrich also said the president of the United States technically “cannot obstruct justice”. “And now I get an independent counsel who is going to mess up at least the next year, at a minimum, and who, by the way, you’ll notice is expanding his charge”.
So, the fantasy that didn’t occur is now being replaced by – by the way, technically, the president of the United States can not obstruct justice.
Newt Gingrich said the shooting at congressional Republicans’ baseball practice is part of a pattern of “an increasing intensity of hostility on the left”.