Newt Gingrich has no shame, thinks everyone has forgotten the 90s
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 4:51
"What you have lived through for 2.5 long years is the most systematic, deliberate obstruction-of-justice, cover-up, and effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history", Gingrich said in 1998. And I think the answer is they want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with. In light of a dramatic testimony by former FBI Director James Comey where he described how President Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former NSA Director Michael Flynn, Mueller has chose to widen his search to probe whether or not Trump obstructed justice.
While the White House denied that Trump had any intention to fire Mueller, the New York Times reported Tuesday night that the president had begun entertaining the idea of firing Mueller last month. Scarborough posted several tweets of his own, condemning Gingrich for his blatant suggestion that Mueller was in some way involved in a shadowy conspiracy against President Trump.
One of Trump's biggest supporters, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, indicated today that Trump was not helping himself with tweets like that, stating it doesn't "serve him well". "Turns out, even Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the (Senate) intelligence committee, says there is zero evidence of collusion".
"No", Gingrich said. "I think this whole game of recusal now is - this is a nightmare". "And notice how it's evolving?" But maybe, maybe there was obstruction.
"They're going to get somebody".
In 1974, President Richard Nixon was brought up on charges for three articles of impeachment: obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress following hearings that investigated the Nixon campaign breaking into the Democratic National Convention's office in the Watergate hotel during the 1972 presidential election. "This is an Indian hunting party", the former Speaker of House and failed presidential candidate said.
After stating his shock that the president has anyone at all supporting him given the "endless barrage" of negative, hostile press surrounding him from the day he first announced he was running for office, Gingrich quoted a Harvard study that found a shocking but not surprising 93 percent of media coverage of President Trump was negative. "We've had no indication of that", Sekulow added. "It's that simple. The president is not under investigation".