Fox's Newt Gingrich: Russia probe is "staggeringly corrupt" compared to FBI's investigation into Clinton's emails

Fox's Newt Gingrich: Russia probe is "staggeringly corrupt" compared to FBI's investigation into Clinton's emails

Gingrich: "I don't think any word short of corrupt explains the gap between the way these two things have been handled" 

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From the December 10 edition of Fox Broadcasting's Fox News Sunday:

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CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): We ask you for questions for the panel and we got this on Facebook from Michael P. Mulhall. He writes, "Have the revelations of Special Counsel Mueller's investigation met the threshold for dismissal yet? Was it an egregious mistake by Special Counsel Mueller to stack his team was such highly partisan lawyers?" And that's referring to what you were saying, Michael, about folks who had a history of supporting Democrats. Speaker Gingrich, how do you answer Michael? 

NEWT GINGRICH: Well I look at it as a great disappointment. When Mueller was first picked I tweeted I thought he had a great reputation that should stabilize the situation. Then he hired somebody like Weissmann, who both has a terrible record of prosecutorial overreach and now we know was at the Clinton election night party.

WALLACE: This is Andrew Weissmann, who's one of his senior prosecutors.

GINGRICH: Andrew Weissmann, you start going down the list here, I think the number of pro-Clinton, anti-Trump people he's hired makes you wonder what he's doing. The other thing is to look at, Hillary gets discussion, I think for four hours, never under oath, so she can't possibly have committed perjury. Meanwhile, you get General Flynn after 35 years in service. Now, he did something bad. And of course, Hillary's top two aides clearly committed perjury, but they don't get attacked. The imbalance in the Justice Department's entire process between the Clinton investigation and the way they've gone after the president is just, I think, staggeringly corrupt. I don't think any word short of corrupt explains the gap between the way these two things have been handled. 

Previously:

Fox News is practically begging Trump to fire Mueller

Fox's Gregg Jarrett: Jeff Sessions should "un-recuse" himself from Trump/Russia probe, fire Mueller and his entire team

Fox's Gregg Jarrett slams Trump/Russia investigators in DOJ as a "syndicate," and "cartel, the equivalent of the mob"

Carl Bernstein: Fox News and Republicans are "abetting a criminal cover-up" for the Trump team

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Newt Gingrich, Robert Mueller, Chris Wallace
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