After the FBI Director James Comey announced Sunday night Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will not face criminal charges related to the second email probe, former House speaker Newt Gingrich claims the FBI caved to political pressure. “Comey must be under enormous political pressure to cave like this and announce something he cant possibly know,” Gingrich tweeted following the news.
Gingrich, a Republican and supporter of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, revealed in an interview with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that he expects the United States to be “in for a long, difficult couple of years, maybe a decade or more” regardless of who wins the election in one day from now.
Todd then examined Gingrich’s own statement regarding American attitudes toward democratic elections. The statement was made by Gingrich in early 2001. Todd says:
“November ninth – what do we do as a country on November ninth? because it’s been a rough election, and I want to use your words: ‘Most Americans do not find themselves actually alienated from their fellow Americans or truly fearful if the other party wins power. Unlike in Bosnia, Northern Ireland or Rwanda, competition for power in the US remains largely a debate between people who can work together once the election is over.’ That was America circa 2001, as far as you were concerned. Do you believe that’s the case in January of 2017?”
“No. No, I think tragically we have drifted into an environment where if Hillary is elected, the criminal investigations will be endless, and if Trump is elected, it will be just like Madison, Wisconsin, with Scott Walker. The opposition of the government employee unions will be so hostile and so direct and so immediate, that it will be a continuing fight over who controls the country. I think that we are in for a long, difficult couple of years, maybe a decade or more. Because the gap between those of us who are deeply offended by the dishonesty and the corruption and the total lack of honesty on the Clinton team. And on their side, their defense of unions – which they have to defend, I understand that – but that will lead to a Madison, Wisconsin, kind of struggle if Trump wins.”
As Comey continues to reassert that Clinton should not be prosecuted for her handling of classified information at the State Department following the second review, Americans will have to make the decision themselves this Tuesday if she deserves the presidency. The video of Gingrich’s interview can be viewed below:
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