Newt Gingrich: Comey Testimony "Tainted" Special Investigator Mueller; "Setting Up To Go After Trump"


CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, author of the upcoming book "Understanding Trump," out this Tuesday.

That must be a long book.


WALLACE: I'm sure it is.

Speaker Gingrich, I want to speak to you about something else, though, and I want to start with the - your tweet that I discussed earlier with Republican Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Here it is up on the screen again. "Republicans need to focus on closing down independent counsel because it clearly isn't independent."

What's your reasoning and wouldn't that really look like an obstruction of justice?

GINGRICH: Well, first of all, look at what Comey said. Comey said, I deliberately leaked, through an intermediary, to create this counsel, who happens to be one of his closest friends. Then look at who Mueller's starting to hire. I mean these are people that, frankly, look - look to me like they're - they're setting up to go after Trump. They've - including people, by the way, who have been reprimanded for hiding from the defense information into major cases.

I think this - this is going to be a witch hunt. I think that Comey himself, by his own testimony, tainted this particular process. You have a director of the FBI deliberately leaking in order to create a special counsel, who we're now supposed to believe is going to be this neutral figure. I think that's just nonsense.

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