Gingrich’s pronouncement comes as special counsel Robert Mueller is, according to President Donald Trump as well as media reports, investigating Trump for obstruction of justice.
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. “We have the spectacle in Washington today of the president frankly as defendant-in-chief”. Gingrich was one of the 221 members of the House of Representatives who voted to impeach Clinton for obstruction of justice in 1998 and one of the leading advocates for Clinton’s impeachment.
The US President appears to have acknowledged he’s part of the probe over alleged Russian interference in the election. On Friday he called the investigation into Trump a “witch hunt“. “Maybe it’s you, whoever you are”,’ Gingrich said.
Donald Trump has finally confirmed he’s being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation – by tweeting about it. So far the last six months everybody on the left is walking around chanting ‘watch for the Russian connection. “It’s about the witchcraft trials in the late 17 Century in Salem, and actually that’s the mentality of the left right now”.
‘Turns out, even Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the (Senate) intelligence committee, says there is zero evidence of collusion.
So now the newest one is: Ah.
Gingrich reversed course from a month ago, when he tweeted praise of Mueller, calling him “a superb choice” to head the Russian Federation investigation. 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.
“‘By the way, I know you said I needed to spend eighty million but I’ve only spent thirty million”.
Still, the staunch Trump ally indicated he could sympathize with the president’s frustration.
In an excerpt published by ABC News, Gingrich claims Trump asked him in 2015 what “the bottom line” would be if he were to run for president.
“I think Trump sits there and says, ‘let me get this straight”.