Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker and current informal advisor to the President, urged Republicans to rethink the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Trump-Russia affair. Here is his tweet:
You heard it from Newt himself: TIME TO RETHINK!
Gingrich has good reason for concern: Mueller will be investigating former FBI director James Comey, a very close friend for over 15 years. Mueller and Comey are so close that some have described them as “brothers in arms.” How then can Mueller objectively investigate James Comey?
Gingrich also outlined more issues with the Mueller appointment in an interview on Sunday, during which he claimed that Comey purposefully leaked government information to the press so that an independent counsel would be appointed. Gingrich let loose a tirade during the interview, saying:
“I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel, because Comey makes so clear that it’s the poison fruit of a deliberate manipulation by the FBI director leaking to The New York Times, deliberately set up this particular situation. It’s very sick.”
He ended with: “It’s very clear that Comey hates Trump.”
Furthermore, the “independent” counsel is already shaping up to be less than “independent”—at least four people on Mueller’s special council team are Democrat donors. Justice Department Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben, Jeannie Rhee, James Quarles, and Andrew Weisman have all donated to various Clinton and Obama campaigns over the years.
Newt Gingrich is definitely on to something- Mueller cannot be objective with Comey as his best friend and with four special investigators who are hardcore Democrats.
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