Newt Gingrich, Who Led Impeachment of Bill Clinton: "The President"

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday of trying to destroy, undermine and cripple Donald Trump's presidency.

Gingrich said that as president, Trump was well within his authority to fire the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"The president of the United States can not obstruct justice".

Gingrich's statement brought a flood of comments on Twitter that obstruction of justice was part of the impeachment proceedings he led against former President Bill Clinton.

Gingrich has soured on Mueller since the Washington Post report and also the discovery that several of the staffers hired by Mueller have given money to Democratic candidates.

Everybody on the left has been walking around town chanting: 'Watch for the Russian connection!

Granted, Starr was investigating a Democrat, Bill Clinton. "How dare you smear a man who served this country honorably for decades in both war and peace, winning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart", Scarborough tweeted back to Gingrich. "I talk to college students regularly who say to me, if say that they openly are for Trump, they get threatened".

The truth is that many presidents have been investigate for potential obstruction of justice.

Gingrich says that the "the mentality of the left right now" is reminiscent of Arthur Miller's book The Crucible.

'I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law, ' he said. 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.

Somebody said the other day, I thought this was a very good test.

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

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in stable condition after being shot when a 66-year-old male gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, early Wednesday morning.

  • Larry Hoffman