Gingrich: A president "cannot obstruct justice"

Cheryl Sanders
June 20, 2017

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.

He also seemed to accuse the United States deputy attorney general of pursuing a "witch hunt". "I feel kind of bad, '" Gingrich said Trump admitted later. Comey has said three times I didn't do anything with the Russians.

In the letter to Comey informing him of his dismissal, the president said he was acting on a recommendation from Rosenstein. "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". "They're out looking for a couple scalps, and they're not going to go home until they get some".

The President is the chief executive officer of the United States, if he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, he can just fire him.

Gingrich also questioned the integrity of an investigation that involves special counsel Robert Mueller, but appeared to contradict himself on the investigation.

When ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz asked Gingrich if he believed Rosenstein should join Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe, Gingrich said, "No". "And I don't think people realize this".

"The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Trump's attorney said about the reports in a statement. You want me to believe this is all just random behavior.

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"Should now be clear Mueller is the 'anti-Trump special counsel, '" Gingrich tweeted.

Gingrich, however, defended Trump's infuriation as legitimate because of "the whole Russian baloney". This is an Indian hunting party. "And notice how it's evolving?" But if you start dealing with people where they're over here and you're over here, you can be friendly, but that doesn't mean you're going to be very productive. "And when I watch these paid hacks on television, to be quite honest, I am sickened by how unpatriotically they undermine the Constitution of the United States on behalf of their client". Bernie Sanders condemned the man who he said had "apparently volunteered" on his 2016 Democratic presidential campaign.

The reports that Trump was considering ousting Mueller appeared to lead to officials leaking to the Post that the Mueller investigation included probing possible obstruction of justice, a move that would make it more hard for Trump to remove Mueller without increased backlash. "The president is not a subject or target of an investigation". "We've had no indication of that", Sekulow added.

Every effort to discredit Mueller, from Fox News Channel to quasi-fascist social media, only underscores the right's desperation and fear - and sharpens the growing suspicion of Trump's guilt. "It's that simple. The president is not under investigation".

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