Newt Gingrich Now Says the President "Technically" Can't Even Obstruct Justice

Newt Gingrich Now Says the President

The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, breaks with Gingrich on the Mueller issue.

Like Trump, Clinton was investigated by an independent counsel, Kenneth Starr. Gingrich's legal interpretation: "the president can not obstruct justice".

"'Seventy or $80 million, that'll be a yacht, '" Gingrich recalled Trump telling him in 2012.

Scarborough then doubled down on his dig at unconfirmed ambassadorship and in shaming Gingrich for attacking Mueller, writing, "Newt, whatever you think you're getting in return for obsequiously sliming an American hero, I guarantee it's not worth it. Stop".

"I think the President is pretty confident that this is all going to come out in the wash and ultimately, he's still going to be president and this stuff is going to go away", said Speaker Gingrich.

In less than a month, Mueller went from "superb choice" as special counsel to the "tip of the deep state spear" going after President Donald Trump.

Gingrich admitted that Trump reportedly told him he managed to spend much less. Noting that Trump is "infuriated" by all this "Russian bologna", Gingrich also rebuked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for appointing special counsel Robert Mueller. Those same Trump supporters also took issue with Comey's relationship with Mueller, which they say is too close.

Presidency more fun than a yacht?

You could have good personal relations, but that didn't mean when you got down to negotiate that they could betray their caucus or I could betray my conference.

On Friday, in an appearance at the National Press Club, Newt Gingrich said it was impossible for the President of the United States to obstruct justice. He told Reuters in April, he had so many things going for him before he became president. "We have the spectacle in Washington today of the president frankly as defendant-in-chief".

"But it's part of a pattern, as you saw the one sign this guy was holding, you've had an increasing intensity of hostility on the left", Gingrich said.

Gingrich, however, defended Trump's infuriation as legitimate because of "the whole Russian baloney".