"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 said on Twitter Thursday. "The President of the United States is the chief executive officer of the United States". He was appointed as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation probe last month after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey.
Trump added that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT" in USA political history and is being led "by some very bad and conflicted people!" "Right now, we have Mueller who is highly respected".
Gingrich has been asked about this by George Stephanopoulos in an interview for ABC News where he said that he changed his mind about Mueller after Comey made what he thought were very arrogant statements. He encouraged the audience to read Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", saying "that's the mentality of the left right now". While he repeatedly said it wasn't his place to say whether Trump's actions amounted to an obstruction of justice - an impeachable offense - he said he's "sure" that Mueller would investigate if they did.
US official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release
The next day, Warmbier was flown to a U.S. base in Japan before making the longer journey to OH to be reunited with his family. He said officials would not comment on Warmbier's health or how he came to be in his current condition.
In a speech to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. yesterday, the former House speaker who voted to impeach President Clinton for obstruction of justice, said that Trump can't be guilty of obstructing justice in the widening Russian Federation probe - because he's the president.
Many of those supporters took issue with Mueller hiring top attorneys, whom they say are partisan, to assist with his investigation.
While the White House denied that Trump had any intention to fire Mueller, the New York Times reported Tuesday night that the president had begun entertaining the idea of firing Mueller last month. "I don't think they're going to get the president, but they're going to get somebody".
Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Outnumbered", former House Speaker Newt Gingrich attributed the shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA that had resulted in five people hospitalized, including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), to what he described as an "increasing intensity of hostility on the left".