Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called efforts to reopen the story of alleged corruption surrounding the Clinton Foundation “totally reasonable” given the environment the Democratic Party had created.
According to Gingrich, questions about the Russian government’s associations with those tied to the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign deserved attention as well.
“Well, look, the president’s now had six months of watching the establishment go after him relentlessly, dishonestly with a whole series of falsehoods,” Gingrich said. “And he’s saying, ‘Wait a second, if we’re going to attack Don, Jr. for one 15-minute meeting, what about the fact that her campaign chairman’s brother was the registered lobbyist for a Russian bank? What about the fact that they had this uranium deal while she was secretary of state?”
“I mean, in a sense, the left has brought on itself creating an environment in which it is now totally reasonable to go back and reopen the whole Clinton Foundation story and ask if we want to look at Russian influence, there was a lot more money going to the Clintons by any standard than anybody has even begun to allege in any way affected the Trump operation, particularly since nobody’s found anything yet that affected the Trump operation,” he continued. “You know, Andy McCarthy, who’s a great former prosecutor in the Justice Department, keeps writing pieces saying there’s no crime here. How can Mueller be an independent counsel when they have yet to define a single crime?”
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