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Gingrich: Somebody probably going to jail over Russian Federation investigation

20 June, 2017, 11:25 | Author: Mae Harvey
  • President Donald Trump center with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump responds to a reporter's question upon arrival at the White House in Washington Sunday

Donald Trump has finally confirmed he's being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - by tweeting about it.

The notion that Wednesday's shooting at a Republican baseball practice will ease partisan rancor is a nice thought, but former House speaker Newt Gingrich is not sure that reality will match the dream.

Yesterday, Trump himself confirmed that he is now under investigation for obstruction of justice for firing FBI director James Comey, after asking him to "lay off" the investigation into former adviser Michael Flynn's Russian ties.

Gingrich is making public appearances to promote his book, which is titled Understanding Trump. His angry tweets showed the president has a compulsion to counterattack, and he is very pugnacious.

"I think you'll find in this latest allegation that the Russian ambassador was one of 90 people in a room, and then he rode home and said 'I met with Senator Sessions because it made him look good, '" said Speaker Gingrich.

While the White House denied that Trump had any intention to fire Mueller, the New York Times reported Tuesday night that the president had begun entertaining the idea of firing Mueller last month. "If you have an obstruction case, Comey's gotta be one of the major witnesses", Gingrich told ABC's Martha Raddatz on "This Week".

"He is infuriated, and legitimately, in my judgment, by this whole Russian baloney".

They wrote that in the "letter to Comey informing him of his dismissal, the president said he was acting on a recommendation from Rosenstein". "I don't think it serves him well". Both Mueller and Rosenstein are leaders in the investigation into Trump's potential collusion with Russian Federation and obstruction of justice.

Raddatz asked Gingrich on Sunday if the president has lost confidence in Rosenstein who, after Comey's dismissal, appointed Bob Mueller as special counsel in charge of the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the USA election and possible ties to Trump associates.

"They're going to get somebody". Moreover, Gingrich puts Mueller at the forefront of it. Instead, he doubled down, stating that people on the left using aggressive terms to describe the president have been somehow to blame for provoking this type of behavior.

"I, frankly, began to switch the minute Comey, in his remarkable public statement, says, I deliberately leaked to a college professor to leak to The New York Times for the objective of getting a special counsel", Gingrich said.

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