Newt Gingrich: Trump has a 'compulsion to counterattack'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a longtime aide to Donald Trump, provided no evidence but suggested that former FBI director James Comey "may be under investigation".

In an excerpt published by ABC News, Gingrich claims Trump asked him in 2015 what "the bottom line" would be if he were to run for president.

Scarborough then doubled down on his dig at unconfirmed ambassadorship and in shaming Gingrich for attacking Mueller, writing, "Newt, whatever you think you're getting in return for obsequiously sliming an American hero, I guarantee it's not worth it. Stop".

Gingrich reversed course from a month ago, when he tweeted praise of Mueller, calling him "a superb choice" to head the Russian Federation investigation.

Gingrich's posts came as Trump himself blasted out tweets on the Post's story. The former speaker said the source of the president's infuriation is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. "If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he has to do is fire him". He walks a delicate line that has served him well so far.

"Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives.very risky", Gingrich continued.

'I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law, ' he said. Reports have indicated Mueller is looking into whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. Nobody on Capitol Hill has any proof that I did anything with the Russians.

The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the president began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter.

Gingrich once praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller on May 17 as a "superb choice" and praised his reputation as "impeccable for honesty and integrity". It is a conspiracy theory that has been making the rounds in Washington and in the media for the last few months.

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