Gingrich: A president "cannot obstruct justice"

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 19, 2017

The US President appears to have acknowledged he's part of the probe over alleged Russian interference in the election.

The former Speaker went on to refer to then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey appointing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the unauthorized disclosure of the identity of a Central Intelligence Agency employee. I don't think they're going to get the president, but they're going to get somebody, and they're going to get him for something. Those same Trump supporters also took issue with Comey's relationship with Mueller, which they say is too close. "If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he has to do is fire him". "And now I get an independent counsel who is going to mess up at least the next year, at a minimum, and who, by the way, you'll notice is expanding his charge".

"Now they're talking about not the Russians".

"Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives.very risky", Gingrich continued.

Trump seemingly admitted he was under investigation for obstruction of justice - though his attorneys deny this - when he tweeted Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director..."

"I think the President is pretty confident that this is all going to come out in the wash and ultimately, he's still going to be president and this stuff is going to go away", said Speaker Gingrich. "I don't think it serves him well". "As a historian, I just don't believe it".

Referring to his own wife, Callista, Gingrich added, "That's when Callista and I learned that a Trump candidacy was likely-and a Trump presidency was possible".

Gingrich's tweets marked a coming of full circle in an effort by some of Trump's most prominent allies to delegitimize the Mueller-led investigation. I'm not a lawyer, but neither is Newt Gingrich (he holds a European history), and if I can google some legal definitions, he should be able to as well. I mean, now they're talking about not the Russians, they're talking about obstruction. But maybe, maybe there was obstruction. "[.] We're told in this case, this guy goes and says, 'Are they Democrats or Republicans?' Well, that's a pretty directed kind of behavior".

Gingrich's claim echoes theories posited by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists that officials within the American "deep state" - namely, people working at the FBI, CIA, and the State Department - have been working behind the scenes to bring Trump down from the inside by leaking dirt about Trump's ties to Russian Federation.

"Let me be clear: the president is not under investigation", Sekulow said. Gingrich posted on May 17, "Robert Mueller is a superb choice to be special counsel". It is a conspiracy theory that has been making the rounds in Washington and in the media for the last few months.

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