Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday evening that somebody will go to jail for a crime relating to FBI’s investigation. However, he stated that Trump wouldn’t be that person.
Gingrich went out on a limb to predict that the FBI be after somebody for what happened in the election. But he suggested that the reason behind this action would be to reinforce FBI’s image. In this way, the former speaker likened the mood at the Bureau to an old Western film.
He stated that the FBI’s investigation is nothing more than an Indian hunting party. Gingrich explained that the Bureau is looking for a couple scalps and they’re not going to end the Russian investigation until they get some.
In order to solidify this assertion, Gingrich said that there are too many “high-powered” lawyers working Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Basically, the former speaker believes that even while this operation may not affect President Trump directly, it is meant to hurt his image.
For nearly a year, the FBI has been investigating Russia’s interference in the political event. So far there hasn’t been any significant evidence that proves a relationship between President Trump and Vladimir Putin’s government. That has not stopped liberals from pursuing the matter though.
Regarding this investigation, Harvard University Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz warned that it has become “too political.” He explained that is almost impossible that Mueller can remain dispassionate in the case considering that he was a close friend of former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Trump.
Naturally, this is a particular element that many Republicans have complained about. These kinds of investigations must remain neutral in order to proceed without serving a political agenda.
However, Mueller’s relationship with Comey concerns many. It has been previously pointed out that the Special Counsel’s operation against Trump will be a vendetta.
The Washington Post reported that the FBI expanded the probe to include whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey and urging him not to continue looking into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Previously, the former FBI Director declared in his testimony before the Senate that President Trump was not under investigation.
According to Dershowitz, the most concerning issue in this investigation is that several of the lawyers Special Counsel Mueller has hired have donated to Democrats in the past. Naturally, this is a significant detail that raises serious concerns about what could happen and if they will conduct this investigation fairly against the president.
The legal scholar explained that this is a serious mistake, given the fact that, in addition to not remaining unbiased and neutral, Mueller is giving the White House the ability to claim prejudice. In fact, Dershowitz said that in a partisan atmosphere like this, Trump’s team could take legal action.
So far, it has been proved that at least three members of the team have donated to Democratic presidential campaigns and organizations, as reported by the Federal Election Commission filings. These members are Jeannie Rhee, Andrew Weissman, and James Quarles.
The most interesting detail about Weissman is that he serves in a top post within the Justice Department’s fraud practice and is the most senior lawyer on Mueller’s special team. He also served as the FBI’s general counsel and was the assistant director to Mueller.
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Before he reached these positions, Weissman worked at the law firm Jenner & Block LLP. While employed there, he donated at least five times to political action committees for Barack Obama in 2008 for a total of $4,700.
On the other hand, Rhee donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Finally, another interesting case is definitely the one of James Quarles. He served as an assistant special prosecutor on the Water Special Prosecution Force and has donated to over a dozen Democratic PACs since the late ’80s.
Gingrich was the one who spotlighted Mueller’s team political affiliations and considering his comments, America could be the primary witness of a suspicious operation against a democratically elected president.