Gingrich says presidents can’t obstruct justice – but accused Bill

So it behooves him to stand up for the President. 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.WPost headline ” Trump’s actions now a focus now a focus of Mueller inquiry”.”If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he has to do is fire him”, Gingrich said during a brief speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.”It wasn’t all positive”, Gingrich responded, before suggesting that the media covered Trump more, but not better than other candidates.”Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel”.Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough reacted with complete dismay to Gingrich’s conspiracy spouting, and called the former House speaker “grotesque” for attacking Mueller, whom he noted is an American hero.”I have a lot of confidence in Mueller”, Sen.How can Gingrich explain this monumental hypocrisy?Granted, Starr was investigating a Democrat, Bill Clinton.The U.S. Justice Department disagrees. “The president of the United States is the chief executive officer of the United States”.That was 19 years ago, to be sure.”If you want to know the truth”, Gingrich replied.It is not just in the matter of the special counsel that Gingrich has let his opinion be heard.Many of those supporters took issue with Mueller hiring top attorneys, whom they say are partisan, to assist with his investigation.”Look at his foreign trip, which was a tour de force”, said Speaker Gingrich, rejecting a comment from an interviewer that the European portion of the President’s trip through the Middle East and Europe was “not good”.”I think the President should get on the work that is so important that he do and at this point let this investigation run its course. This intensity has been building since election night”.Gingrich’s posts came as Trump himself blasted out tweets on the Post’s story.