Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Monday that as Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) "shift" their investigatory narrative from Russian collusion to President Trump's finances, it begins to look "phony."

Speaking at CPAC in National Harbor, Md. Saturday, Trump said that he sees the Russia probe petering out, as Democrats instead "morph" their narrative toward "every deal I've ever done."

Gingrich said that "every time they go to a new topic... it looks more and more phony."


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Gingrich conceded that he and Republicans erred in the late 1990s with their impeachment of President Bill Clinton and Democrats are risking a similar backlash by voters.

"Nancy Pelosi is doing a better job of cautioning them to go slow than I did in 97-98," he said on "America's Newsroom."

He said House Democrats made a sizable mistake by calling Michael Cohen to testify the same day Trump was attempting to make peace with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Gingrich said the rest of Trump's CPAC speech followed the "rock concert model," where the president and the crowd fed off each other's energy and allowed the leader of the free world to speak more than two hours off-the-cuff.

"He gets tired of being attacked by 90 percent of the news media," Gingrich added, characterizing the CPAC speech as a welcome change.

Bill Hemmer reported that one of the next events on Trump's agenda is to meet with the NCAA Division I-AA champion North Dakota State University Bison football team at the White House later in the day.


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