Gingrich: Russia Hearings, Investigations Will Go on for 'At Least a Year'
Newt Gingrich reacted to the new developments in the Trump-Russia story, predicting that the investigations and hearings aren't going to end anytime soon.
"You're gonna have months of investigation. The hearings are gonna lead to information which is gonna lead to more stuff. I expect we'll be living with this for at least a year," said Gingrich, arguing there should be three or four "parallel investigations."
The former GOP House Speaker said there should also be an inquiry into the Clintons' connections to Russia as part of a broader look at "foreign influence-peddling that threatens our entire democracy."
"The Chinese are as much a part of this as the Russians," he said.
Gingrich said he believes memos and records involving Obama administration decision-making about the intelligence should be turned over.
"There was a very strange decision made, I think in January, by the Obama team that they would allow gossip and things that were not proven to be distributed very widely in the intelligence community, knowing they were likely to leak. Where are the decision memos? Why was that decided? Who made that decision? ... This is beyond anything I could put in a novel," the published author stated.
Gingrich discussed the two stories which broke Thursday, including Gen. Michael Flynn's offer to testify before Congress in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
Separately, the New York Times reported that two White House officials helped give House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) access to classified intelligence.
That led to Nunes revealing publicly last week that he had seen evidence of "incidental" surveillance of Trump associates.
Gingrich criticized Nunes for his handling of the matter, but called it "baloney" for people to suggest that ranking Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff (D-CA) is not acting in a partisan manner.
Watch his comments above.