Newt Gingrich: Trump ‘May Be the Most Effective Uprooter of Liberalism in My Lifetime’

Newt Gingrich just admitted that President Donald Trump has a tendency to muddle the details a bit, telling ABC’s Powerhouse Politics on Wednesday that Trump “often says things you can catch him on.” He also expressed some doubt that POTUS will change any time soon. “They both have a tendency to say general directions that are powerful with details that are dubious,” Gingrich told hosts Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein, comparing his truth-stretching to former Republican Ronald Reagan’s. He added, though, “I’m less sanguine than I was year ago that [Trump] is going to change because he basically emphasizes his strengths and ignores his weaknesses rather than trying to fix [them].” Then later in the interview that hit on space, the future of the GOP and of course the midterms, Gingrich noted that Trump’s “impact in the Republican party is astonishing,” and stressed that Trump was not Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: Trump ‘May Be the Most Effective Uprooter of Liberalism in My Lifetime’"

Ex-Obama Official Fact-Checks Newt Gingrich on SpyGate: ‘You Have No Evidence…’

Newt Gingrich and Marie Harf had an interesting back-and-forth on Wednesday’s Outnumbered as they debated President Donald Trump‘s “SpyGate” claim that the FBI improperly acted against him. The former House speaker, today’s #OneLuckyGuy, was on the Fox News talk show to discuss how the Department of Justice Inspector General’s upcoming report could be problematic for James Comey and Andrew McCabe. As Gingrich trashed Comey (“a terrible person who did terrible things”) he was challenged by Harf — a former Obama official — who said Gingrich’s argument is entirely dependent on the yet-to-be-released IG report. The two went at it, as Gingrich claimed there was no chance the FBI acted without Valerie Jarrett‘s oversight in 2016. Harf countered by saying, “you have no evidence, you’re just throwing it out there.” The discussion moved on to Comey’s defense of McCabe and the possibility that the former FBI deputy director Continue reading "Ex-Obama Official Fact-Checks Newt Gingrich on SpyGate: ‘You Have No Evidence…’"

Fox News Contributor Newt Gingrich: ‘Fox is Relatively Obedient’ to Trump

During Newt Gingrich‘s appearance today on The View, the former House Speaker more or less conceded that Fox News marches to the beat of President Trump‘s drum. As part of an appearance to promote his newest book, the former House Speaker (and current Fox News contributor) was challenged by the ladies about Trump’s tendency to attack the media while lying on a regular basis. Gingrich defended the president by recycling Kellyanne Conway‘s line about “alternative facts,” while saying that POTUS doesn’t have to be “obedient” to the press just because of First Amendment freedoms. “Fox is obedient to him though,” Joy Behar said. “Fox is relatively obedient,” Gingrich responded — laughing after Behar called the network “state-run.” Interesting insight, Mr. Speaker. Watch above, via ABC. [Image via screengrab] — —
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Laura Ingraham: I Trust Joy Behar More With National Intelligence At This Point Than James Clapper

On Tuesday night, Laura Ingraham and Newt Gingrich blasted former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for his involvement in the surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Clapper appeared on The View and pushed back against the assertion that he lied under oath about a NSA surveillance program that targeted law-abiding citizens, insisting that he “made a mistake.” He also noted that he never liked using the term “spying.” The former Speaker accused Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennon, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch of “lying” to the American people and believed that everything was being “coordinated” by President Obama and Valerie Jarrett. Gingrich then went after Clapper for his View appearance, saying after years of knowing him that he’s “astounded at how bad he looks now” and how “dishonest and Continue reading "Laura Ingraham: I Trust Joy Behar More With National Intelligence At This Point Than James Clapper"

Hannity on the Gina Haspel Confirmation Hearing: ‘A Lot of The Questioning’ Was ‘Beyond Insulting’

On Wednesday night, Sean Hannity defended President Trump‘s controversial CIA nominee Gina Haspel. At her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Haspel faced intense scrutiny for overseeing a black site in Thailand where waterboarding was conducted on suspected terrorists and for the destruction of interrogation tapes. The Fox News host began by saying Haspel “followed the law” and that “only three people were waterboarded,” which he noted aided the CIA in finding Osama bin Laden. “I find a lot of the questioning today was beyond insulting for Ms. Haspel,” Hannity said. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich agreed and cited Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who argued to his colleagues if the committee can’t approve a nominee like Haspel, “who are we gonna confirm?” “As you know, virtually every senior intelligence person has come out and said she’s the right choice,” Gingrich continued. “She’s a great professional. She has served the Continue reading "Hannity on the Gina Haspel Confirmation Hearing: ‘A Lot of The Questioning’ Was ‘Beyond Insulting’"

Chuck Schumer Slams Gingrich For Comparing FBI to Nazi Secret Police: Don’t ‘Ever Ever Try to Equate the Two’

In a Fox and Friends appearance yesterday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich went off on the FBI’s recent raid of Trump attorney Michael Cohen, directly comparing the bureau to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and the Gestapo, the Nazis’ secret police force. Needless to say, Newt’s over-the-top characterization of the FBI wasn’t well-received by a number of folks. One person who wanted to make his displeasure with Gingrich’s comparison known was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. As you can see in the tweet above, Schumer pointed out that the Gestapo “rounded up and helped murder millions of Jews.” He added, “The FBI did not. Do not ever ever try to equate the two.” Continue reading "Chuck Schumer Slams Gingrich For Comparing FBI to Nazi Secret Police: Don’t ‘Ever Ever Try to Equate the Two’"

Scarborough Blasts ‘Desperate’ Hannity’s Attacks on Mueller: His Show is ‘Trash’ and a ‘Joke’

Joe Scarborough went off on a lengthy and fiery diatribe against Fox News host Sean Hannity and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over their Thursday night attacks on Robert Mueller. President Donald Trump directed his massive Twitter following to tune into Hannity’s Fox News show on Wednesday night. What followed was an all-out assault on the “Mueller Crime Family,” as well as the top brass of the Justice Department. A number of guests, including Gingrich, joined in on the pummeling. Morning Joe covered Hannity’s show on Thursday morning, and Scarborough went off (at around 2:30 in the above video). “It’s beneath contempt,” Scarborough started. “Sean Hannity is a desperate, desperate man. Desperately defending a desperate, desperate president.” Scarborough continued by wielding Hannity’s Fox News colleagues against him, and defending the honor of Mueller:
“Sean Hannity has a show that Shep Smith and the rest of the news people at Continue reading "Scarborough Blasts ‘Desperate’ Hannity’s Attacks on Mueller: His Show is ‘Trash’ and a ‘Joke’"