Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Thursday dismissed people calling for further investigation into President Donald Trump and the Justice Department's call for more lenient sentencing in the case of Roger Stone, saying that the initial recommended sentence of 7-9 years for the Trump confidant is "truly absurd."
"I think about ever since 10 (p.m.) on election night, most liberals in this country wake up every morning knowing that Trump has done something horrible but they just don't know what it is yet," Gingrich said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "They are confident they will find it during the day...imagine people like this go through their lives being outraged over nothing."
Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for Attorney General William Barr to either resign or face impeachment after pushing back on Stone's sentencing recommendation, reports The National Review.
However, Gingrich said nothing happened in similar cases on the other side of the aisle.
"We've had no action yet on the FBI agents who lied to the FISA court, which is by the way also a felony, and certainly comparable to what Stone is being attacked for," said Gingrich."
But with Stone, the charges of obstruction and witness tampering mark a first offense and a nonviolent charge and for a recommendation that he get a maximum sentence is "truly extraordinary," said Gingrich.
Further, Trump has the constitutional power to pardon Stone or anyone, so "if he really wanted to intervene, he could just issue a pardon, and it would be over, but he hasn't done that," Gingrich said.
The former speaker on Wednesday also commented about former Vice President Joe Biden's declining campaign, noting that he has two debates between now and the South Carolina primary, and he has to be "willing to slug it out."
"If he would sleepwalk through these two debates, I think he is basically gone," Gingrich said. "The only way he can turn it around is to stand on the same stage with Pete Buttigieg, with Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders and beat them. I doubt he is capable of doing that."
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