Newt Gingrich has no shame, thinks everyone has forgotten the 90s


Newt Gingrich, the confidante to President Trump who as House Speaker in the 1990s voted to impeach Bill Clinton for obstruction of justice, said Friday that the "President can not obstruct justice".

Gingrich, who is out with a new book "Understanding Trump", was responding to reports Trump is under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice.

So, the fantasy that didn't occur is now being replaced by - by the way, technically, the president of the United States can not obstruct justice. "If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he's got to do is fire him". None of them voiced any qualms when, under the old Independent Counsel Act, a panel of three Republican judges consistently appointed Republican prosecutors to investigate a Democratic administration, as they did several times when Bill Clinton was president.

Sources close to Trump have informed the press that the president is obsessed with the investigation into his ties with Russian Federation.

Gingrich, speaking on Fox News' "Outnumbered", offered his prayers to those injured and promptly lumped the violent incident in with what he called a broader trend coming from those opposed to President Donald Trump. "What you have lived through for 2.5 long years is the most systematic, deliberate obstruction-of-justice, cover-up, and effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history", Gingrich said in 1998.

"'Seventy or $80 million, that'll be a yacht, '" Gingrich recalled Trump telling him in 2012.

Such tweets aren't helping, Gingrich said.

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"I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law", he said.

"Trump has a compulsion to counterattack, and is very pugnacious", Gingrich, a strong ally of Trump, told ABC News' This Week Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz in an exclusive interview Sunday.

"I think it's incredible, if you look at the - for example, CNN's 93 percent negative coverage according to Harvard, 93 percent negative, I think it's a miracle that Trump has any approval", Gingrich said.

Going from an impeccable reputation for "honesty and integrity" to "tip of the deep state spear" in a month is quick work considering Mueller has not offered any public clues as to where his investigation is going.

"I think this whole game of recusal now, this is a nightmare", Gingrich said.

'Media should now calm down'.