'They Ought to Go to Jail': Gingrich Goes Off on Leakers
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and a senior adviser in the White House, is under FBI scrutiny as part of the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, NBC News reported.
The report, which cited numerous unnamed U.S. officials, said investigators think that Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, has substantial information relevant to the investigation.
This does not mean that officials necessarily suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him, the report said.
On "The Story" tonight, Newt Gingrich pointed out that Kushner was assigned the job of meeting with Russian officials and bankers by then President-elect Trump, so he wasn't doing anything secretive or surreptitious.
Gingrich also noted that there's not a single named source for the story, much like The Washington Post report last week that claimed a senior White House official close to the president was described as a "person of interest" in the Russia probe.
"I find that, frankly, sickening," Gingrich said, explaining that these reports are distracting from Trump's "amazing, historic" foreign trip.
"How do you know any of it's true?" Gingrich asked.
He added that if the leakers are involved in former FBI Director Robert Mueller's investigation, he should be enraged.
"He ought to lock somebody up," Gingrich said. "The people who leaked the British story were not in the White House. They were in the intelligence community, and they ought to go to jail."
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