Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, one of President Donald Trump's top allies, went after special counsel Robert Mueller in a Thursday morning tweetstorm, calling the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director "the tip of the deep state spear aimed at" Trump. He specifically cited a Harvard study showing that Trump received 93 percent negative coverage from certain media outlets.
The "president can not obstruct justice", said Gingrich.
Gingrich speaks regularly with Trump and is promoting a new book on how to "understand" him. On Friday he called the investigation into Trump a "witch hunt". So now the newest one is, "Ah, but there was obstruction of justice over the collusion"'. "Mueller is now clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency", Gingrich tweeted Thursday.
Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
The other source said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the House bill and told the senators, "We need to be more generous". The sources told The Associated Press that the president did not say what aspects of the bill he was characterizing.
Gingrich recalled that he has been approached by both colleagues and college student Trump supporters who related they have been threatened for their political stance. I wonder who we should burn at the stake? For Newt's third, more visibly desperate, act, the one-time leader of the Republican party's new strategy appears to be saying outlandish, often incoherent things diametrically opposed to what he's said previously in an effort to support Donald Trump.
Gingrich was a vocal advocate for Trump during his campaign and at one time was considered for the vice president slot.