Outgoing special counsel Robert Mueller wrote a "convoluted, complex" report that did not conclude anything about President Donald Trump, but there was not any reason he could not have said the president was guilty of wrongdoing if the evidence presented itself, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.
"You know, Ken Starr issued an independent counsel report on Bill Clinton," Gingrich told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" after Mueller offered his statement concerning his extensive report on the president. "He used the word guilty 11 times. Six of them were obstruction of justice. It wasn't complicated. He just said you asked me to report, here is my report. He is guilty."
If Mueller had used the word guilty once, "we would be in a different world," Gingrich added. "He didn't come out and say President Trump is guilty of anything, where Starr said Clinton was guilty of 11 counts. That is a major difference where we are today."
Meanwhile, Gingrich noted millions of dollars were spent and 500 people were interviewed by "left-wing lawyers that didn't like Trump," but they did not find sufficient evidence against Trump.
"At some point in the hunt you have to decide there are no deer in the forest, and the fact is, they couldn't prove anything," Gingrich said. "They ought to relax and just say you know, in the absence of proof in America, you are innocent. Therefore, by definition, President Trump is innocent."
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