The not-so-funny thing about those close to Donald Trump, especially where the Russia investigation is concerned, is that they have pleasant things to say about those tasked with the responsibility of conducting the probe, until those individuals connect a money trail or other suspicious activity to a Trump surrogate. Such definitely seems to be the case with Newt Gingrich’s opinion about Robert Mueller.
When Special Counsel Mueller was appointed in May, Gingrich confidently endorsed Mueller and even told the media to “calm down.” Gingrich tweeted:
Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. Media should now calm down
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 18, 2017
However, somewhere along the line, something happened that caused Gingrich to have an extreme change of heart. The special counsel that Gingrich once saw as “superb” and “impeccable for honesty and integrity,” became “brazen” and “arrogant,” all in a matter of weeks. Gingrich flip-flopped big time when he tweeted:
The brazen redefinition of Mueller’s task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 15, 2017
What in the world happened to make Gingrich change his mind in such drastic fashion? According to one Washington insider, Mueller’s investigation was getting a little too close to Gingrich, for Gingrich’s liking.
A Twitter user who identifies himself as Puesto Loco, is a self-proclaimed political insider whose information has been confirmed as true in the past. According to Pesto, Gingrich is allegedly in in hot water:
FBI has Sept, 2016 tapes of Newt Gingrich setting up multiple Team Trump/Russia meetings with Kislyak et al. (reliable source) pic.twitter.com/V6e2C9YGUn
— Puesto Loco™ (@PuestoLoco) June 15, 2017
In general, people weren’t surprised about the prospect of Gingrich having engaged in wrongdoing, with that said, one savvy user asked about Pence’s involvement:
Hoping this comes to fruition. But what about Pence, he didn’t take over transition team until 11/16 – SO wanted him gone with the rest
— Dana Pike (@DanaPike25) June 18, 2017
To which Pesto Loco replied:
Pence – Dirty deeds done dirt cheap. That’s why he had his IN emails sealed. Mueller has now opened them & Pence lawyered up. pic.twitter.com/VLrZ2NuIqQ
— Puesto Loco™ (@PuestoLoco) June 18, 2017
Others were simply happy to learn that two-faced, trouble making Newt Gingrich may finally be getting what he deserves:
I love the smell of bigot flesh in the morning
— Terence Hughes (@pompanostrappo) June 18, 2017
Juiciest news on Twitter in 5 years. Hope this is true because Newt has been a dirty instigator all his political career.
— Pink Freud (@alaskarebel) June 15, 2017
He will die in jail for the money laundering charges alone. I think it is 5 years for each count.
— Kathy Barger (@BargerKathy) June 15, 2017
Second best news today!
— mslauraz (@mslauraz) June 16, 2017
Evil incarnate, that guy
— Mediocre Tweets (@LarryCT) June 18, 2017
@newtgingrich Maybe we need to seriously start probing into Newt. There’s got to be a reason he’d defending a treasonous traitor.
— Vivian Copeland (@Belairviv) June 15, 2017
One person made it quite clear who he/she believes is to blame for the wayward direction of the current GOP:
He and Rush Limbaugh are the two biggest reasons why the well is so poisoned.
— Mediocre Tweets (@LarryCT) June 16, 2017
Someone else reminded that it’s usually the person pointing the finger of blame most adamantly, who is most guilty:
It’s strange how the guiltiest ones are screaming the loudest. I didn’t think it worked that way.
— pizzmoe #Resist (@pizzmoe) June 15, 2017
One thing is certain, even if Pesto Loco’s information is incorrect, there is something fishy about Gingrich’s sudden hard shift of positions regarding Mueller. That “something” likely has to do with Gingrich’s own skeletons.
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