Gingrich Blasts 'Amazingly Political' Comey, Says DOJ Filled With 'Liberal Lawyers'
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich went after FBI Director James Comey, calling his testimony Monday before the House Intelligence Committee "amazingly political."
"He can explain anything which sounds like a soundbite that would hurt Donald Trump. Anything which would reflect on the Obama administration’s leaking, the Obama administration’s ability to break the law, he can’t comment on at all," said Gingrich, noting that 97 percent of political donations by DOJ employees went to Hillary Clinton.
"The place is filled with liberal lawyers who are very eager to destroy the Trump administration," he added.
Gingrich pointed to an exchange between Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Comey in which the director was pressed on the intelligence leak which led to the resignation of Michael Flynn.
Comey declined to discuss whether an investigation into the leak is being conducted. Earlier, Comey said he had received authorization from the Justice Department to confirm there is an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into possible "coordination" between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.
Gingrich said the classified leaks about Flynn's phone calls with the Russian ambassador "could only have come from the Obama administration."
"Again and again, he tried to soften it for the Obama people," said Gingrich.
He agreed with Laura Ingraham's earlier comments, reiterating that the left "wants to destroy Trump" and that the administration needs a "much more aggressive legal strategy."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, alluded to Trump's possible exit over the weekend, telling activists that Trump "is going to get himself out."
Watch the full interview above.