Newt Gingrich on Russia Probe: ‘This Whole Thing Stinks’

Gingrich, in his reference to the “deep state”, suggests that there is an orchestrated conspiracy against the president from within the established government, whereby career government employees hostile to the administration are actively involved in ridding Washington of President Trump. “If the President tries to fire him to diminish or stop this investigation, I would hope that finally there would be a bipartisan uproar against it”.Gingrich’s comments immediately sparked brushback on social media, where politics observers were quick to note that the former Georgia congressman had voted to impeach Clinton on articles that included a charge of obstructing justice.”They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story”, he wrote. “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. He repeated the accusation, then implied that Gingrich’s words were meant to bolster the chances of his wife, Callista Gingrich, receiving congressional approval as ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican City). And a person familiar with Trump’s thinking said Tuesday morning that it’s “unlikely” the President will fire Mueller, but conceded that it’s often hard to predict Trump’s behavior.”Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel”.Gingrich posted his tweets after The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials now expanded to include a probe into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice with his firing of former FBI Director James Comey last month. Both were in relation to investigations into Clinton’s misconduct with Monica Lewinsky.Many of those supporters took issue with Mueller hiring top attorneys, whom they say are partisan, to assist with his investigation. “Maybe it’s you, whoever you are”. “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”. Reports have indicated Mueller is looking into whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.Republicans are no longer concerned with doing what is right, or even what looks right.