Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday reacted to FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s brief news conference to put an end to the probe into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
Mueller maintained that there is insufficient evidence to indict President Donald Trump, reiterating conclusions found in his final report.
But Gingrich slammed Mueller for his “convoluted” report and accused both Mueller and former FBI Director Jim Comey of “trying to have it both ways.”
“Both Comey and Mueller are trying to have it both ways,” Gingrich stated on Fox News Channel following the news conference. “They’d like to be statesmen. They’d like for everybody to respect them.”
He added, “[I]n Mueller’s case, he had two full years, he had a huge team, they wrote a report. Now, if they can’t get their report right, I don’t know why they’re coming back later to tell us what it is they wish they might have said. … In Comey’s case, I think he’s scared to death of what Attorney General Barr’s doing and the fact that a lot of stuff’s going to … come public that’s going to make Comey’s directorship look really, really bad.”
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