Gingrich says presidents can't obstruct justice - but accused Bill
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 16:39
That part began after host Jedediah Bila asked Gingrich about Trump's support among the public. He wrote: "Mueller is now clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency".
"Technically, the president of the United States can not obstruct justice", Gingrich said Friday during an event at the National Press Club.
His remarks were reported by CNN.
New Gingrich's views on obstruction of justice are a wee bit divergent from when his role as the Speaker of the House was LEADING the charge against President Bill Clinton and VOTING to impeach Clinton for articles of impeachment that included, among other things, an obstruction of justice charge.
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.
Twitter users quickly pointed out the irony of Gingrich's assertions, given his role in President Clinton's impeachment by the House.
The Senate in 1999 voted to acquit the president.
Gingrich said, "No. I think this whole game of recusal is a nightmare".
"The left right now is engaged in the Salem witchcraft process of, 'We know somebody's evil, we know somebody's bad". I wonder who we should burn at the stake?
Francis: "Well, but do you rise above it and say we all". "So now the newest one is, 'Ah, but there was obstruction of justice over the collusion'".
Trump also nominated Gingrich's wife, Callista, to be the ambassador to the Vatican.
Gingrich told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that Mueller is friends with former FBI Director James Comey, who may be a key witness in the case.
And Gingrich should know that.
Gingrich has been on the front lines the past week defending the president in the wake of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling. "I don't think that tweet helped him". While he repeatedly said it wasn't his place to say whether Trump's actions amounted to an obstruction of justice - an impeachable offense - he said he's "sure" that Mueller would investigate if they did.
'His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity, ' Gingrich tweeted on May 17.