Gingrich: Special Prosecutor Is Leading Screwed Up Witch Hunt Against Trump

Newt Gingrich agrees with President Trump that the federal investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in last year’s election is a “witch hunt.”

According to Newsmax, the former House speaker told Fox News’ Martha McCallum on Monday that the probe led by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is “totally screwed up.” Gingrich explained: “It is so one-sided and it is such a witch hunt that I’m totally sympathetic to the Trump position.”

The Georgia Republican also concurred with the president’s tweet earlier in the day calling for an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Russian connections, as well as her fundraising for the Clinton Foundation and her use of a private email server as secretary of state. “You want to talk about Russia involvement, then start with the Clinton Foundation,” Gingrich said.

He slammed Mueller’s decision to add multiple attorneys to his staff in the effort to determine how Russian leader Vladimir Putin affected the election and whether Trump operatives cooperated. “I think the people that Mueller has hired are bad people, and I think the president has every right to be angry,” Gingrich declared.

The ex-speaker took issue with Trump concerning Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is under fire for having spoken twice last year with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The former GOP senator from Alabama did not disclose the conversations when he testified before the Senate committee that confirmed his nomination. He also failed to reveal the Kremlin contacts in his security-clearance application.

Last week, Trump said he would not have nominated Sessions if he had known he would recuse himself from the Russian inquiry because of his ties to Russia. The rebuke was a dramatic reversal for the president, who previously expressed confidence in Sessions. The former senator, the first member of the upper chamber to endorse Trump, was a campaign adviser and surrogate.

Gingrich advised the president to tone down his criticism of the nation’s top-ranking law-enforcement officer. “Jeff Sessions has been loyal all the way through,” he said. “You can make a case he shouldn’t have recused himself, the president feels that way, but when you look at Jeff’s overall contribution, and you look at the work they’re doing cooperating with Homeland Security on rolling up MS-13 gangs all over America, you look at what Jeff is doing taking on sanctuary cities and the liberal mayors who refuse to protect their citizens from criminals, there’s a lot of good in Jeff Sessions. I think it would be a big mistake for the president to in any way do anything except move forward with him.”

Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump’s top aides, also lashed out at Mueller. ThinkProgress reported that on Friday, she insisted “American needs to know” about contributions that members of the special counsel’s legal team have made to candidates. According to CNN, three of the lawyers have donated a total of $56,000 to Democratic politicians during the past 30 years. Two of the staffers gave $2,700, the individual limit, to the Clinton campaign. “People should know what folks’ pasts and motivations and political motivations are,” Conway said on “Fox & Friends.”

Source: Newsmax, Think Progress
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