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Newt Gingrich: Trump Cannot Obstruct Justice

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that “this whole thing stinks” regarding the Russian Federation investigation, simply because special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey are friends.New Gingrich’s views on obstruction of justice are a wee bit divergent from when his role as the Speaker of the House was LEADING the charge against President Bill Clinton and VOTING to impeach Clinton for articles of impeachment that included, among other things, an obstruction of justice charge.’The president of the United States is the chief executive officer of the United States. “Look for the collusion, ‘” Gingrich said during a discussion about his new book, Understanding Trump, at the National Press Club. Trump’s personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz made a statement right after the hearing to say that the President felt vindicated that there was no investigation on him personally.Gingrich advised Trump against terminating special counsel Robert Mueller, though attacked the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief for hiring “bad people” to handle the Russian Federation probe.Newt Gingrich defended President Trump against allegations that Trump’s firing of James Comey was a crime.”He is surrounding himself with a corrupt group of people who are going to engage in a witch hunt”, Gingrich said, comparing the investigation to The Crucible by Arthur Miller.’The left right now is engaged in the Salem witchcraft process of, “We know somebody’s evil, we know somebody’s bad”.What he meant to say, of course, is that the Republican president of the United States can not obstruct justice.”If he fires Mueller, I will tell you, we are right on the brink of a constitutional crisis”, the IL senator said. “Maybe it’s you, whoever you are, ‘” Gingrich said.”It’s very serious”, Gingrich, a Trump confidant and one of the first prominent politicians to back his bid for the presidency, told The Sunday Times.”Should now be clear Mueller is the ‘anti-Trump special counsel, ‘” Gingrich tweeted. If he found any reason to get rid of him then he would as long as he was still the Deputy Attorney General.