Newt Gingrich: Trump Cannot Obstruct Justice

Brooks Koepka kisses the winning trophy after the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday

Brooks Koepka kisses the winning trophy after the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday

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.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday slammed special counsel Robert Mueller's hiring of 13 more lawyers to expand his Russian Federation probe, suggesting they're Democratic donors whose bias will poison the investigation.

Of course, it's also possible that Trump did threaten Comey by making it clear that Comey's job depended on the termination of the Flynn investigation. Trump the investigation a "witch hunt" and his allies attacked Mueller in the media.

Gingrich said, "No. I think this whole game of recusal is a nightmare".

When ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz asked Gingrich if he believed Rosenstein should join Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe, Gingrich said, "No".

The former Speaker went on to refer to then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey appointing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the unauthorized disclosure of the identity of a Central Intelligence Agency employee.

"He couldn't find a single pro-Trump attorney to hire, I think that's a mistake to pretend that this is some neutral investigation".

Raddatz asked Gingrich on Sunday if the president has lost confidence in Rosenstein who, after Comey's dismissal, appointed Bob Mueller as special counsel in charge of the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the us election and possible ties to Trump associates. Nobody on Capitol Hill has any proof that I did anything with the Russians.

"They're going to get somebody".

"The President of the United States is the chief executive officer of the United States". "And I don't think people realize this".

"We've seen the Left over the last 20-25 years get more and more and more militant", Gingrich told Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures".

"Look at his foreign trip, which was a tour de force", said Speaker Gingrich, rejecting a comment from an interviewer that the European portion of the President's trip through the Middle East and Europe was "not good".

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