Published: Пн, Июня 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Gingrich says presidents can't obstruct justice - but accused Bill


In a speech to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. yesterday, the former House speaker who voted to impeach President Clinton for obstruction of justice, said that Trump can't be guilty of obstructing justice in the widening Russian Federation probe - because he's the president. "What you have lived through for 2 1/2 years is the most systematic, deliberate obstruction of justice, coverup and effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history, and the time has come to say to the president, 'Quit undermining the law in the United States. If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he has to do is fire him".

"One out of every three hands went up", Gingrich said.

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.

Gingrich then flipped his view about Mueller and has publicly questioned his credibility and fairness and joined Trump by calling the investigation a "witch hunt".

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When Gingrich argued that "It was all noisy but it wasn't all positive", Goldberg insisted, "No, no. 98 percent of it was positive, Newt".

"These aren't applicants - he's recruiting", Gingrich said of Mueller's hiring spree. "Maybe it's you, whoever you are, '" Gingrich said.

"I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law", he said. "So now the newest one is, 'Ah, but there was obstruction of justice over the collusion'". "I don't think that tweet helped him", Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week".

Going from an impeccable reputation for "honesty and integrity" to "tip of the deep state spear" in a month is quick work considering Mueller has not offered any public clues as to where his investigation is going. "These people are coming after you to put you in prison, and you need to be very careful and you need to listen to your lawyers, and I say this as much to the President as anybody; this is not a game". "Media should now calm down" on May 17.

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