Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes that many Obama administration officials could be put behind bars following bombshell revelations that Obama spied on Donald Trump’s campaign. (RELATED: President Trump: Obama’s FBI Had an Informant on My Campaign).
Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Tuesday, Gingrich said there’s no way that Obama couldn’t have known about all the illegal activity going on in his administration. “I don’t believe that in an administration that was as tightly centralized as the Obama administration that you could have as many different things going on – all of them illegal – without the president being briefed,” he said.
Further, Gingrich believes that Obama permitted the activity with the confidence that Hillary Clinton would win the election – but panicked when it became apparent that wouldn’t happen:
“I think what happened was people like [James] Clapper and the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency [John Brennan], all these guys thought they could get away with this because Hillary [Clinton] was gonna win and when Hillary won the fix would be in, everything will be covered up,” he said.
“And around 10 o’clock on election night, they all began to realize this could get really bad and they were shifting gears from protecting Hillary, which had been their job for two years, to trying to destroy Trump,” he continued.
“Now you are watching people who, I think, in every case are in danger of going to jail if the system works and people are actually tested on, ‘Did you tell the truth under oath?’” Gingrich added.
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One person who Gingrich believes is in particular danger in former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who recently said on “The View” that he didn’t lie under oath because he was “thinking about something else.” Gingrich mused that Gen. Michael Flynn should go back to the FBI and use the same defense.
“Whatever you thought I said, I didn’t mean to say and it wasn’t what I said. I don’t know why you thought I said it because I wouldn’t have said it if I had known you thought I said it, and therefore can’t really be a problem,” Gingrich mocked. “This tells you how pathetic this is going to be.”
Pathetic, indeed – and also highly illegal. Heads should roll for Obama’s actions, and President Donald Trump will undoubtedly make sure they do.
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