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.
“Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check [Federal Election Commission] reports. Time to rethink,” Gingrich tweeted about Mueller, a former director of the FBI.
Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 12, 2017
Gingrich also accused former FBI Director James Comey of manipulating the Russia probe in order to effectuate the appointment of a special counsel, and he called on Congress to dismiss the special counsel altogether.
“I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel, because Comey makes so clear that it’s the poison fruit of a deliberate manipulation by the FBI director leaking to The New York Times, deliberately set up this particular situation. It’s very sick,” Gingrich told radio host John Catsimatidis.
“It’s very clear that Comey hates Trump,” he added.
Gingrich effusively praised Mueller last month after his announcement as special counsel, calling him a “superb choice” with an “impeccable” reputation for honesty and integrity.
Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. Media should now calm down
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 18, 2017