Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday of trying to destroy, undermine and cripple Donald Trump’s presidency.
“‘Seventy or $80 million, that’ll be a yacht, ‘” Gingrich recalled Trump telling him in 2012. I talk to college students regularly who say to me if they openly are for Trump, they get threatened.
“I think the President is pretty confident that this is all going to come out in the wash and ultimately, he’s still going to be president and this stuff is going to go away”, said Speaker Gingrich.
Mueller, a former director of the FBI, was appointed to his current position to provide an independent investigation into the allegations of Russian interference (and, tangentially, any involvement that the Trump presidential campaign may have had) in the 2016 presidential election. 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.
Gingrich added he did not truly see “Trump breaking loose until the Fox debate in August”.
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.
‘I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law, ‘ he said.
“I didn’t think at the moment he was going to win”.
In recent weeks, the scandal has involved the recent firing of James Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who headed up testifying in front of Congress last week. You could have good personal relations, but that didn’t mean when you got down to negotiate that they could betray their caucus or I could betray my conference.
Whether Trump committed a similar act when he told Comey that he hoped he could “let go” of the investigation of Michael Flynn will likely be decided by lawyers working for Robert Mueller. “As a historian, I just don’t believe it”. “He is infuriated, and legitimately, in my judgment, by this whole Russian baloney”.
WHOOPI: So, do you mean, because I recall and maybe I’m insane, but I recall from the time the gentleman came down the escalator until the time he won, he was 24/7 on every television on every network forcing- making one of the head of the networks saying, ‘yeah, it wasn’t good for America but it was great for us.’ It was all positive until people started asking questions.