Gingrich says presidents can't obstruct justice - but accused Bill

Rosalie Stanley
June 18, 2017

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".

The federal investigation into whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 race, led by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, has now reportedly zeroed in on whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey, according to The Washington Post.

While speaker of the House, Gingrich voted in 1998 to impeach President Bill Clinton on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. On Friday he called the investigation into Trump a "witch hunt". Look, I've talked to college students regularly who say to me if they openly are for Trump, they get threatened.

Gingrich says that the "the mentality of the left right now" is reminiscent of Arthur Miller's book The Crucible. So now the newest one is, "Ah, but there was obstruction of justice over the collusion"'.

He said that a series of events have taught people that thinking of President Trump, and by extension the Republican Party, in violent terms is okay.

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Gingrich has been one of Trump's most vocal supporters.

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

Her comment came in response to Gingrich's complaint that Trump received negative media coverage.

The former speaker tweeted Thursday that Mueller was 'clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or undermining and crippling the Trump presidency'.

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