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Trump's Wiretap Allegations Are Only Crazy If You're Of The Left, Says Gingrich

Newt Gingrich rose to Donald Trump’s defense on Tuesday, suggesting the president is telling the truth in accusing the Obama administration of tapping phones at Trump Tower during last year’s White House race.

According to Newsmax, the former speaker of the House lashed out at the alleged wiretappers, whom he blamed for leaking information that harmed Trump. “If you look at the process of the leaks, by the way, all breaking the law, and calling on IRS agents to break the law and leak President Trump’s taxes, the left has gone crazy since the election,” Gingrich said on Fox News. “There’s a whole model that anything goes on the left, and (they) want the rest of us to believe they’re reasonable.”

The ex-speaker added: “Somebody out there is committing a felony. It’s a fact some of the people that they picked up on wiretaps were in the Trump Towers and Trump campaign.” However, the president has offered no evidence to substantiate the wiretapping charge. Multiple news agencies have reported that it never happened, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called the president a liar. Trump’s critics believe the allegation is an attempt to divert attention away from the administration’s growing Russian scandal.

During the Fox News interview, Gingrich ripped The New York Times and The Washington Post, claiming the newspapers “grossly smeared” Attorney General Jeff Sessions when they used unidentified sources to reveal that he had a pair of phone conversations last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Sessions is under pressure to resign, which is what happened to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn when it became known that he also had spoken with the ambassador while Barack Obama was still president.

Gingrich pointed to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill as examples of Democrats who are “still fighting against Trump and using whatever excuse they can and piously saying, ‘Gee, what’s your evidence’ when it comes to Trump’s statements on wiretapping.”

Citing Andrew McCarthy’s recent column in the National Review, Gingrich commented: “He said there was an effort in June to get a foreign court order to go after parts of the Trump team. It was turned down. They came back, he claims, in October. McCarthy’s a serious person. He’s not just a political partisan.”

Source: Newsmax
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