'A Really Sad Commentary': Gingrich Blasts 'Patently Fraudulent' Comey After Testimony
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacted on Monday to former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees.
A 235-page transcript of the closed-door testimony revealed that Comey responded with “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember” to dozens of questions concerning key details in the Russia probe.
Gingrich said that anyone with "a reasonable sense of judgement" knows that Comey was breaking the law in order to defeat then-candidate Trump.
Fox News was told that one focus of Comey's questioning was the decision to recommend against filing criminal charges in the Clinton email scandal before interviewing the former secretary of state.
"It's hard to explain how unique it is to have the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation this deeply engaged, this dishonest, this patently fraudulent," he said on "Hannity."
Gingrich added that Comey's testimony is "really sad commentary on how sick the system has gotten."
Hannity said that the Russians were "invited" to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and that the Christopher Steele dossier was "nonsense."
“[Comey] admits the dossier was unverified,” Hannity added. “They literally did this four times. They signed their name to this, and nobody had bothered to look to find out that it was nonsense.”
Gingrich replied by saying that in a "reasonable" system, Comey would be "guilty by his own admission."
"It tells you what a one-sided, political witch hunt Mueller's engaged in, that all of these things go on, and somehow it never quite becomes important."