Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Friday that Donald Trump was innocent of obstruction of justice because he is president - even though Gingrich led the charge in impeaching former President Bill Clinton in 1998.
Gingrich recalled that he has been approached by both colleagues and college student Trump supporters who related they have been threatened for their political stance.
Gingrich now says that unlike Clinton, Trump is the subject of a 'witch hunt'. Newt Gingrich said on "This Week" that the president tweets as he does because he has a "compulsion to counterattack".
The president seemed to be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo detailing what he saw as concerns about Comey's leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately prior to Trump's firing him on May 9.
On May 19, Trump nominated Gingrich's wife, Callista, to be part of his administration as ambassador to the Vatican.
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Gingrich prefaced the Mueller accusation with a post that labeled Mueller as "the anti-Trump special counsel". He walks a delicate line that has served him well so far.
Following Comey's testimony last week, when he alluded to the Mueller investigation that already likely included a probe into obstruction of justice, a number of Trump's top conservative boosters began pointing out flaws they saw in Mueller and his investigation.
"Originally [they asked] him, 'have you met with Russians in your campaign role?' said Speaker Gingrich". Take the simple declarative sentence offered by Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's attorneys, on Sunday: "The president has not been and is not under investigation".
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