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Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller

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Newt Gingrich joins a swell of conservatives who are suddenly speaking up against special counsel Robert Mueller

"Executing a perfect 180-degree turn, Newt Gingrich, one of President Donald Trump’s top media surrogates, has begun attacking the legitimacy of Robert Mueller, the special counsel who was appointed to oversee the federal investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

“Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair,” the former speaker of the House wrote on Twitter early on Monday. “Look who he is hiring. Check FEC reports. Time to rethink.”

Less than a month before, however, Gingrich had lavishly praised Mueller, who formerly headed the FBI.

“Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. Media should now calm down,” Gingrich tweeted on May 17.

Asked online about his change of mind, the Trump surrogate wrote that this was a “fair question” and that he had indeed modified his opinion.

In a follow-up response, the former House speaker said his viewpoint had changed because of congressional testimony given last Thursday by James Comey, the former FBI director who had been fired, according to President Trump, for his management of the Russia inquiry. Since Friday Gingrich was criticizing Mueller’s investigation in light of Comey’s testimony

In particular, the former congressman and presidential candidate has cited Comey’s statement that he had indirectly provided a journalist with details about a series of conversations he had with Trump about the FBI’s Russia investigation. During his testimony, Comey said he leaked this information after his firing with the intent of triggering the appointment of a special counsel to take over the Russia investigation.

“This statement is tremendously important because it completely delegitimizes Robert Mueller’s so-called independent investigation and reveals it as poisoned fruit,” Gingrich wrote in his weekly newsletter on Friday.

On Monday Gingrich repeated his denouncement of Comey’s leak and also added that he believed that Mueller had been only hiring Democrats to assist him in his investigation. Gingrich did not mention that Mueller had been appointed in 2001 to lead the FBI by then President George W. Bush, a Republican.

Several prominent conservatives — mainly Trump supporters — have also come out against Robert Mueller...."

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http://www.salon.com/2017/06/12/newt-gingrich-changes-his-mind-about-russia-special-prosecutor-robert-mueller/?source=newsletter

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Comey was/is a political hack. He said nothing when lynch (Obama) manipulated his Hillary investigation. Nope... that was ok... and he even complied with it. But did he leak that trump wasn't being investigated?

No... he's a serving coward.

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Everybody loved Mueller and now he's being bashed -- while the president is "considering" firing the special prosecutor. Now isn't that just so convenient?

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The Republican party has been consumed by Trumpism.

It's guiding principles are a weird combination of apathy and cynicism.

Do everything in secret ... obfuscate, prevaricate, and flatly lie about reality to useful idiots ... do not even entertain anything approaching serious policy analysis ... just say whatever the frothing base wants to hear, and then turn around and do whatever you want, even when those positions are diametrically opposed.

Pkrbum has become the embodiment of Trumpism on this forum.

And, Trumpism is a fact free zone.

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You seem to be confusing my disdain for leftist hypocrisy w support for trump again. Silly comrade.

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The Democratic party has been consumed by Obamaism.

It's guiding principles are a weird combination of apathy and cynicism.

Do everything in secret ... obfuscate, prevaricate, and flatly lie about reality to useful idiots ... do not even entertain anything approaching serious policy analysis ... just say whatever the frothing base wants to hear, and then turn around and do whatever you want, even when those positions are diametrically opposed.

Sal has become the embodiment of Obamaism on this forum.

And, Obamaism is a fact free zone.


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Nearly everything you complain about Trump can also be complained about with Obama. But when he did the same and worse than Trump you gave Obama a pass. You had no problem with it with Obama. Your self serving double standards just show how fake you and many, many liberals are. You have no credibility whatsoever. But I do hope you're enjoying everything about the current administration. Wink

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VectorMan wrote: But I do hope you're enjoying everything about the current administration.

If you mean watching the Republican party destroy itself despite majorities in both Houses and control of the Executive branch then, yeah, we're enjoying it. A lot.

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del.capslock wrote:
VectorMan wrote: But I do hope you're enjoying everything about the current administration.

If you mean watching the Republican party destroy itself despite majorities in both Houses and control of the Executive branch then, yeah, we're enjoying it. A lot.

I bet.

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VectorMan wrote:The Democratic party has been consumed by Obamaism.

It's guiding principles are a weird combination of apathy and cynicism.

Do everything in secret ... obfuscate, prevaricate, and flatly lie about reality to useful idiots ... do not even entertain anything approaching serious policy analysis ... just say whatever the frothing base wants to hear, and then turn around and do whatever you want, even when those positions are diametrically opposed.

Sal has become the embodiment of Obamaism on this forum.

And, Obamaism is a fact free zone.


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Nearly everything you complain about Trump can also be complained about with Obama. But when he did the same and worse than Trump you gave Obama a pass. You had no problem with it with Obama. Your self serving double standards just show how fake you and many, many liberals are. You have no credibility whatsoever. But I do hope you're enjoying everything about the current administration. Wink

I hope you're enjoying this administration too Vector... right down to your second class status. Maybe when they start outwardly profiling gays in jobs and housing you'll enjoy it even more.

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I've noticed that as long as it's a conservative administration stepping on their face, conservatives tend to love it.  Weird.  If you're a Democrat you can't do anything to help them that they won't hate, and if you're a Republican you can't do anything to hurt them than they won't love.  Born bootlickers.

But, a few still have some principles.  Rick Wilson, who's a rabid conservative, has apparently had enough and is calling this what it is.  Wish more had the guts.   Here's what Wilson put on Twitter.

Rick Wilson wrote:1/ Fire Mueller. Do it. Fire Mueller.

Do it, because it's time for the final divorce between the clickservatives and any pretense they....



   2/ ...believe in the rule of law. Let's just *get it the fuck ON* and end this shabby pretense that we still live in a nation of laws.

   3/ So clickservatives, Trump fellators, fanboys, grunting MAGA mouthbreathers, SING OUT now.

   4/ I really want to know. Is there anything he can do that strikes your conscience? Is there any sin, any excess, any affront?

   5/No? GOOD. That makes it easy for all of us.

   6/ Just go ALL IN. Get a TRUMP logo tramp stamp. Name your kids after him. Pledge fealty for you and all the generations of your offspring.

   7/ Stop pussyfooting around the edges. Come right out and say it; all you care about is that he pisses off people you hate.

   8/ So come on...Pledge loyalty and obedience to Trump, not America or the Constitution. You're already SO CLOSE.

   9/ Call for Mueller to be fired, Comey to be imprisoned, Wilson to be eaten by wild dogs.

   10/ You're already filled with atavistic lust for the purge, the long knives, the broken glass, the whiff of grapeshot.

   11/ You excuse EVERYTHING because duh librul media or whatever bullshit fantasy you believe he fulfills. Go all the way!

   12/ So, let's just have the supine, ten-dollar hooker clickservatives write a million "But Comey" gruntpieces for a little fig leaf.

   13/ So you can pretend there's a reason for letting Trump's utterly obvious corruption slide, not just an excuse.

   14/ So fire Mueller. Call for it. Be on the record. While you're at it, call for permanent immunity for Trump for all crimes.

   15/ Why not? He'll piss off the media, and that's worth everything, right? What's a little authoritarianism in exchange?

   16/ Ohhhh, I know. You're SO MAD someone in the media or culture doesn't agree with Esoteric Trumpism in every detail.

   17/ Is Trump honest? Is he a conservative? Is he a Constitutionalist? Does he believe in the rule of law? Who cares? He makes duh rawr.

   18/ Embrace his utter fucking degeneracy and third-world generalissimo act. It's the new you! Ride with it!

   19/ Trump juche is real conservatism. It's the real path for the GOP. Forget laws and principles, and just vow eternal loyalty.

   20/ So fire Mueller. Call for it. Be on the record. Let's just get it done, because I'm sure you're tired of all these petty laws…

   21/ ...and norms and guardrails that stop Kim Jong Don from truly Making the Democratic Peoples Republic of Trumperica Great Again.

   22/ Teach your kids that the laws are for people other than the President. That's Donald Trump was rid of those troublesome priests.

   23/ Embrace unlimited state power, the end of legal accountability, and the ruthless will to power was the only metric of leadership.

   24/ What could possibly go wrong?

25/ So endeth.


I hate having to give credit to a guy like Wilson, but, he nailed it.

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