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. "If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he has to do is fire him". But it will be a ferocious fight and the old order will go all-out...
"I don't think that tweet helped him", Gingrich said.
In an interview with ABC News' "This Week", the Georgia Republican, a staunch supporter of the president, railed at the 97 percent of election donations from the Department of Justice that went to Hillary Clinton.
"He is infuriated, and legitimately, in my judgment, by this whole Russian bologna", Gingrich said. Gingrich hailed Mueller's appointment, before realizing that was no longer the Trump party line.
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Raddatz changed the subject again: "Let's talk about Rosenstein", she said, asking Gingrich if Trump has "lost confidence" in the deputy attorney general who wrote a memo listing the reasons why Trump should fire Comey; and later appointed Mueller to serve as special counsel.
"He is surrounding himself with a corrupt group of people who are going to engage in a witch hunt", Gingrich said, comparing the investigation to The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
"I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law", he said. Nobody on Capitol Hill has any proof I did anything with the Russians. "Mueller is now clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency", Gingrich tweeted Thursday. "And notice how it's evolving? We may not get anything on obstruction, but maybe there's going to be perjury".
On Friday, in an appearance at the National Press Club, Newt Gingrich said it was impossible for the President of the United States to obstruct justice. 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. I mean, now they're talking about not the Russians, they're talking about obstruction. "That response on social media was in response to the Washington Post piece".