Gingrich: 'No Idea' What Trump Meant By Tweet Appearing To Confirm Probe

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday slammed special counsel Robert Mueller's hiring of 13 more lawyers to expand his Russian Federation probe, suggesting they're Democratic donors whose bias will poison the investigation.

The former House speaker and Trump surrogate addressed the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the left's desperation to uncover anything that would incriminate Trump and lead to impeachment.

President Clinton shakes hands with House Speaker Newt Gingrich prior to giving his State of the Union address, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1996, on Capitol Hill. "I know what I saw", Goldberg said.

"I didn't think at the moment he was going to win".

Gingrich, however, defended Trump's infuriation as legitimate because of "the whole Russian baloney".

Whether Trump committed a similar act when he told Comey that he hoped he could "let go" of the investigation of Michael Flynn will likely be decided by lawyers working for Robert Mueller. Scarborough posted several tweets of his own, condemning Gingrich for his blatant suggestion that Mueller was in some way involved in a shadowy conspiracy against President Trump.

However, Gingrich himself has in the past voted to impeach a president over such charges. Gingrich was referring to a tweet by Trump on Friday that appeared to confirm that the president is under investigation in the Russian Federation probe.

"I, frankly, began to switch the minute Comey, in his remarkable public statement, says, I deliberately leaked to a college professor to leak to The New York Times for the objective of getting a special counsel", Gingrich said.

"There's no evidence that I know of that this person was anything except nuts", Gingrich was quoted saying of the shooter at the time. And I think the answer is they want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with.

Referring to an ABC News report that Rosenstein has said he may need to recuse himself from having authority over the Russian Federation probe, Raddatz asked Gingrich if the deputy attorney general should take that action.

"I think this whole game of recusal now, this is a nightmare", Gingrich said. "But it's nearly like it's who he has been his whole life".

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