Gingrich Doubts Mueller's Integrity After Looking at His Staff

Elias Hubbard
June 12, 2017

While reports after Comey's testimony [VIDEO] on Thursday said it divided the nation into pro-Comey and pro-Trump groups, Sekulow insisted that Trump is a unitary executive.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) questioned early Monday special counsel Robert Mueller's ability to remain fair and impartial in his investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

'I think that James Comey's credibility has been brought into question on multiple occasions during the Clinton investigation and here, ' Sekulow said, reminding viewers that Comey has had to go back and change his testimony in the past.

"Right now the role of the president is to govern the United States of America".

But lawyer Jay Sekulow added that he "can't imagine the issue is going to arise".

According to Michael Isikoff, writing in 2006, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (then headed by Mueller) and an unnamed "senior Department of Justice official" were advised in October 2003 that Armitage was the man who leaked Plame's identity - and yet two months later upon his appointment to be Deputy Attorney General, James Comey appointed his friend Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the leak.

"Now that we FINALLY got Comey to admit Trump [is] not under investigation, Sessions should fire Mueller".

Mueller is supposed to be independent and free from political meddling by Trump or the administration.

"James Comey said he reviewed his testimony with the special counsel". Flynn was forced out after the Washington Post reported he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about Flynn's flurry of contacts during the presidential transition with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority leader, called on Trump on Sunday to give his testimony on the #Russian investigation.

"That's a decision that the president will make in consultation with his chief lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, and that the president said he'll address next week", he said. If there aren't tapes, he should let that be known.

Trump, for his part, did not entirely delegate Sunday's advocacy duties to Sekulow and other surrogates.

When Stephanopoulos asked if the president has tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, and if so, whether he would release them. If Trump knows he's guilty of colluding with Russian Federation to interfere with our election, he has plenty of motive to oust Mueller from his duties before a full-scale investigation can get underway.

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