Another day, another leak, this time it’s via the New York Times. President Trump’s aides are investigating Mueller and his witch hunt team.
The NY Times leaked this morning that Trump aides are scouring Mueller’s team in “an effort to discredit”. They said there would be a showdown as aides look for information that would get investigators recused, or justify firing the special counsel Robert Mueller.
They’re scrutinizing their past clients, donations to Democratic candidates and Mr. Mueller’s relationships with the fired FBI director James Comey. It should also be noted that Mueller was interviewed for the FBI job that was given to Christopher Wray.
Such scrutiny by the Trump team has been a long time coming.
Newt Gingrich addressed the issues last night before this latest leak even came out.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke to Sean Hannity last night about the number or conflicts of interest in the Mueller investigation. There are “so many, it’s almost an absurdity,” he said.
For example, “The law firm he comes from gave 99.81% of its donations to Hillary Clinton last year. And “.19% went to Donald Trump. The people that he’s been hiring are all anti-Trump lawyers. Several of them have very bad records of hiding information from the defense, in one case was rebuked by the Supreme Court on a 9-0 vote.”
He’d like to know where Congress is, why aren’t people being fired?
Gingrich continued, “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. I don’t understand why the House and Senate Judiciary Committees aren’t investigating a lot of this stuff.”
Gingrich addressed the issue of the leaks about the investigation.
The NY Times obviously knew about the leak that Trump’s and his family’s finances and business dealings were being investigated. They asked Trump how he’d feel about such an investigation the day before the Washington Post puslished it.
“The point you made about leaks is a perfectly good example,” Gingrich said. “The leaks have to be coming from inside Mueller’s team. So who’s leaking? Why is nothing being done about it? Why are people not being fired? I think it’s very reasonable to say that this is a very dangerous witch hunt, that Mueller keeps expanding it because he can’t find anything in the original charge.”
They keep expanding when there’s no there there, Hannity said. Gingrich responded that it’s because the Republicans are allowing the Deep State and their media to set the terms of the conversation.
They aren’t going to find anything on Trump and Russia but they keep fishing, Newt said, but they will find someone to prosecute.
“He’s not going to find anything about Trump and Russia,” he continued, “and yet he’s hired all of these guys who’ve given up their very expensive lawyers.”
“…and they’re going to eventually find somebody to prosecute because there are too many lawyers being paid too much money for them to go home having accomplished nothing.”
Gingrich added, “One of the great weaknesses we have with traditional Republicans is they allow the deep state and the news media to set the terms of the conversation. For example, I’m perfectly happy to investigate foreign influence peddling in the United States and efforts to shape the United States, but how do you do that without investigating the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, all of the people surrounding it?””
“I’m perfectly happy,” says Gingrich, “to have them be tough-minded about Trump, but then they ought to be tough-minded about Mueller.”
The public arrogance and abuse of power by Comey is not being dealt with. Where is the investigation of Comey?
“As you point out,” Newt said to Hannity, “they ought to be tough-minded about Comey. I mean, how can Comey testify and say openly, it was amazing the arrogance of saying openly, ‘Oh yeah, I gave this leak to a friend of mine at Columbia University so that he would give it to the New York Times, so that I would then get a special counsel.”
He concluded, “I mean that is such blatant, public arrogant abuse of power and yet where is the investigation? Why isn’t Comey in the process of being investigated?”
Lou Dobbs is infuriated. He went through the list of corruption on the left and the conflicts of interests.