Gingrich – Shut Down Independent Counsel – Mueller Witch Hunt A Politicized Trap

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Newt Gingrich warned on a tweet that was later highlighted on Fox News Sunday that “Republicans need to focus on closing down independent counsel because it clearly isn’t independent.” Chris Wallace asks, “What’s your reasoning and wouldn’t that really look like an obstruction of justice?”

Gingrich answers, “Well, first of all, look at what Comey said. Comey said, ‘I deliberately leaked through an intermediary to create this counsel, who happens to be one of his closest friends. Then look at who Mueller’s starting to hire. I mean these are people that, frankly, look to me like they are setting up to go after Trump, including people, by the way, who have been reprimanded for hiding from the defense, information in two major cases.”

He continues, “I think this is going to be a witch hunt, I think that – Comey himself, by his own testimony, tainted this particular process. You have a director of the FBI deliberately leaking in order to create a special counsel who we’re now supposed to believe is going to be this neutral figure. I think that’s just nonsense.”

Wallace brings in the black woman Democrat, Karl Rove and a hack from the Bezos anti-Trump rag the Washington Post to argue the opposite, anti-Trump positions. Just put him on trial anyway, the presumption of innocence is waived. If the President is really not a witch, then the fire won’t light or the ropes will break, some miracle will set him free. They all stated for various reasons why President Trump should be subjected to this ordeal with the only evidence of guilt being among his accusers. The collusion that does exist is among those manipulating the special counsel into position and it is still ongoing. There is no evidence of anything illegal on the part of the President. There is no basis for the special prosecutor but he’s supposed to just “humor the political thugs.”

Gingrich disagrees, giving a parting shot to his fellow panelists, saying at the 6:45 mark of the video, “I just want to go back to what Karl said. The special counsel in the Bush years locked up a New York Times reporter for 85 days to get her to testify to something she later writes a book saying was a lie, that she did under enormous pressure.”

The obviously intense Gingrich says, “I distrust independent counsels. I think that the people Mueller is bringing in are dangerous people and any Republican who thinks this counsel’s going to be neutral is crazy. It will be like expecting the Post or the New York Times to be accurate.  Gingrich is telling it like it is and not worried about hurting any feelings of those, including the egghead on his left, Charles Lane of the inaccurate at best, Washington Post.

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