It’s not the first time Newt Gingrich has called Special Counsel Robert Mueller out on suspicious behavior, but this time, he comes bearing some incriminating facts.
“The Mueller investigation has so many conflicts of interest, it’s almost an absurdity,” Gingrich told Fox News in a recent interview that “The law firm he comes from gave 99.81 percent of its donations to Hillary Clinton last year. That’s right, point 19 of 1 percent went to Donald Trump.”
Gingrich previously made his opinion clear that Mueller is not to be trusted, tweeting, “Should now be clear Mueller is the ‘anti-Trump special counsel,” and calling him “the tip of the deep state spear” aimed at Trump.
Gingrich went on to say in his Fox News interview that “The people [Mueller] has been hiring are all anti-Trump lawyers, several of them have very bad records of hiding information from the defense and one case was rebuked by the Supreme Court in a 9-0 vote. It’s hard to understand why he would assemble such a team unless it was a deliberate effort to go after the President and the President’s team.”
And the suspicions have been brewing for a while. Last month, Business Insider reported that former House Speaker Gingrich tore into Mueller on social media after the article published in The Washington Post cited that “The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.”
“Very dangerous,” Gingrich tweeted. “The brazen redefinition of Mueller’s task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything.”
Mueller is also in the process of trying to dig up evidence to prove some of Trump’s associates committed financial crimes.
And Gingrich isn’t the only one sharing his opinion. His tweets followed some from the president himself: “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice.” He also tweeted that it was “the single greatest witch hunt.”
Gingrich believes special counsel should be abolished altogether, stating, “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.”
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As The Hill reported, at least two members of Mueller’s investigative team gave generously to the Clinton campaign and have strong Democratic histories. Gingrich, along with other Republicans are taking offense to reports that Mueller is hiring partisan associates with conflicting interests.
It might be time to question just how objective Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation will remain. As Gingrich tweeted, “Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring. Check FEC reports. Time to rethink.”