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Sunday, 11 June 2017 16:23

Gingrich calls on GOP to ‘abolish’ Trump-Russia probe

Written by  Marisa Schultz

WASHINGTON – Former GOP House Speaker GOP Newt Gingrich called on Republicans to “abolish” the Special Counsel investigation into any Trump campaign ties to Russia.

Gingrich is breaking with the majority of Capitol Hill Republicans who had widely praised the credibility of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to fairly and thoroughly investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and potential obstruction of justice charges against President Trump.

“I think this is going to be a witch hunt,” Gingrich told “Fox News Sunday.”

Gingrich said the investigation is “tainted” since former FBI Director James Comey admitted Thursday he leaked his memos about his meetings with President Trump to the New York Times in effort to spark the appointment of a special counsel.

“It is very clear that Comey hates Trump,” Gingrich added in an interview Sunday with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.

It’s “nonsense” to think Mueller will be “neutral,” Gingrich told Fox News Sunday. The former presidential candidate said the team Mueller is assembling will be “dangerous” to Trump.

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, however, says Mueller’s work should continue – but “quickly.” Instead, she called for an end to congressional probes investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Gingrich is correct, GOP should drop Special Counsel Mueller. Trump was vindicated, and it is time to get on with business of running the country. Mueller and Comey were best buddies at the FBI. I don't think Mueller is impartial enough, with out having a conflict of interest. Comey is old news, move on.............

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This investigation is a block to keep Trump tied up so nothing he wants gets done. He should do what Obama would always pull off. While everyone is looking at this hand, the other hand is stealthily pulling together everything else.

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Enough is enough! They haven't found anything yet and how long have they been looking? Don't you think if there was something to find they would have found it by now. Even the Democrats are now saying there is nothing there! Can we please move on and get to the business of running the country!

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Floyd J Hardee Written by Floyd J Hardee
June 12, 2017
Newt is right. Its time to put this to bed and move on to business at hand....making America Great Again!

Gingrich must really be worried about what's under the rug, if he's willing to go this far out on a limb, knowing what a danger/potential disaster this would be to every Republican running for the House or Senate in 2018. Apparently, he hasn't learned anything from the amount of damage already done to Trump for trying to kill the investigation. And here we go again with the "leaked" memos false allegation. Despite the fact that as a former Congressional leader Gingrich has to know the term "leaked" only applies to confidential info and none of the Comey info was confidential. I can picture the Democrats cheering Gingrich on.

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William Bell Written by William Bell
June 11, 2017
Private conversations between the President and the Director of the FBI aren't confidential?! Sheesh.
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Karen Jones Written by Karen Jones
June 12, 2017
Besides being subject to Nondisclosure Agreements, Comey falls under federal laws governing the disclosure of classified and nonclassified information. Assuming that the memos were not classified (though it seems odd that it would not be classified even on the confidential level), there is 18 U.S.C. § 641 which makes it a crime to steal, sell, or convey “any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof.”
Comey has a history of rewriting law to his own interests, though.
Talk about intent and he is an atty himself, he clearly created these memos for future litigation potential.
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John Henry Brebbia Written by John Henry Brebbia
June 12, 2017
Karen Jones. The experts agree that the information Comey disclosed was not confidential, which is why nothing he said qualified as "leaks." And you can be sure, if anything he said was confidential, Trump would have ordered Sessions to open an investigation and the former reality show star would have announced it with great fanfare. You sound like you're unhappy that the public now knows the president tried to kill an investigation in which the president was a target. Is there anything this president could do that would offend you, short of shooting someone in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue?


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