Laura Ingraham, Newt Gingrich Defend Franken From Dem ‘Lynch Mob’: A ‘Political Calculation’

On Wednesday night, Fox News made a rather shocking defense of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). In her opening monologue, Laura Ingraham cautioned her viewers before they joined the pile-on with dozens of Senate Democrats who have called on Franken to resign because it is all a “political calculation” in order to take down President Trump in the long run. She explained that Democrats “only have two paths” if they wanted to destroy his presidency: one being the Robert Mueller investigation and the other being the “war on women.” And they determined that it’s worth throwing Franken and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) “overboard” in order to “save the political Titanic that is their party” in order to drive Roy Moore out of office if he wins the Senate race and to ultimately impeach Trump. Ingraham applauded “brilliant and smart” Democrats for “using the media” to create a false narrative that Continue reading "Laura Ingraham, Newt Gingrich Defend Franken From Dem ‘Lynch Mob’: A ‘Political Calculation’"

Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’

In the midst of the tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations, Newt Gingrich warned that innocent individuals could be swept up and have their lives destroyed. Sean Hannity invoked certain cases like the Duke lacrosse team where the media got it “so wrong” and that there’s no “clear line” like there was with the photograph of Al Franken. There’s a risk here that one allegation can destroy somebody and it’s not true or it’s far more nuanced than anybody wants to know,” Hannity told the former speaker. Gingrich responded by acknowledging that he was “going out on a limb.” “We’ve had a very long tradition in America going all the way back to the Boston Massacre in the 1770s that you were innocent until proven guilty and that you have the right of a presumption of innocence,” Gingrich said. “And I think, again, if you have somebody like Harvey Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’"

Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’

In the midst of the tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations, Newt Gingrich warned that innocent individuals could be swept up and have their lives destroyed. Sean Hannity invoked certain cases like the Duke lacrosse team where the media got it “so wrong” and that there’s no “clear line” like there was with the photograph of Al Franken. There’s a risk here that one allegation can destroy somebody and it’s not true or it’s far more nuanced than anybody wants to know,” Hannity told the former speaker. Gingrich responded by acknowledging that he was “going out on a limb.” “We’ve had a very long tradition in America going all the way back to the Boston Massacre in the 1770s that you were innocent until proven guilty and that you have the right of a presumption of innocence,” Gingrich said. “And I think, again, if you have somebody like Harvey Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’"

Newt Gingrich Notes How Often ‘Donald Trump is Right’ and ‘His Critics are Just Stupid’

Never one to be left out of politicizing a tragedy, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took some time off from butchering the English language to appear Fox & Friends this morning, pitchfork at the ready. In light of the recent New York City terror attack, Gingrich started by suggesting Congress should waive Miranda rights for suspected terrorists, thus naming them as enemy combatants and not criminal suspects. “What we need to do is invent a new system. This person is an enemy combatant” he said, referring to suspect Sayfullo Saipov. “This is a person who has sided with the other team.” “You don’t have to go to Guantanamo if you change the laws Continue reading "Newt Gingrich Notes How Often ‘Donald Trump is Right’ and ‘His Critics are Just Stupid’"

FLASHBACK: Check Out This Freezing Cold Aug. 2016 Take From Newt Gingrich on Paul Manafort

The strategy from the White House is obvious: distance President Donald Trump and the administration at large as much as possible from former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort — who was indicted Monday on 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States. Minimize his role. Make him seem roughly as important to the Trump operation as the person whose job it was to fetch coffee. But if the White House is trying to create the image of Manafort as a man who just went along for the ride, comments like this one from one of the administration’s most noted allies won’t help. It was Aug. 19, 2016. And former House Speaker Newt Gingrich paid a visit to Sean Hannity’s show. Hannity asked Gingrich about Manafort, who had just left the campaign. And Gingrich had nothing but praise. “I thought Paul did an Continue reading "FLASHBACK: Check Out This Freezing Cold Aug. 2016 Take From Newt Gingrich on Paul Manafort"

Ingraham and Gingrich NOT Impressed w/ Scaramucci Affair: ‘Humiliating to the President’

Filling in for Tucker Carlson on Thursday night, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich decided to compare and contrast the handling of White House infighting by two of the more prominent figures involved, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Ingraham and Gingrich praise the “gentlemanly” approach by Sessions. Scaramucci on the other hand….not so much. “He’s doing the work and advancing the agenda that Donald Trump won so startlingly and so successfully on in November,” said Ingraham of Sessions. “He’s very gentlemanly, very gentile. He was hurt by the comments. That’s a natural response.” “Compare that to this interview that Scaramucci gave to The New Yorker,” Ingraham told Gingrich. “It’s filled with expletives, trashing Steve Bannon, who has been carrying the conservative populist banner for years, loyal to this President. Trashing Reince Priebus, Continue reading "Ingraham and Gingrich NOT Impressed w/ Scaramucci Affair: ‘Humiliating to the President’"

Newt Gingrich: Scaramucci Needs to ‘Slow Down,’ I Think He’s ‘Full of Himself’

It’s only week one of Anthony Scaramucci in the White House, and things have been, well, interesting. And Newt Gingrich, a defender of President Trump‘s, is a little wary. The former Speaker spoke to Laura Ingraham on her radio program today and first sounded off the President’s criticisms of Jeff Sessions, saying it would be “an enormous mistake” to fire him. Ingraham then brought up Scaramucci to get Gingrich’s take on how the first week has gone. Gingrich’s assessment wasn’t the most positive:
“I think that Scaramucci had better be a lot more careful than he has been. He obviously likes the limelight, he obviously likes being in the media. I would say right now he is being more pugnacious than effective. He ought to slow down a little bit and learn what he is doing. I think that he things he said about Reince, if he Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: Scaramucci Needs to ‘Slow Down,’ I Think He’s ‘Full of Himself’"