Lost in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into 2016 election meddling is "one of the great scandals in American history," as FBI officials sought to undo the authority of President Donald Trump, according to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
"If you look at things like [Andrew] McCabe and this whole FBI thing, which I think is one of the great scandals in American history – the whole idea that your most important law enforcement institution had people who were actively plotting in effect to overturn the elected president of the United States," Gingrich told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y.
"The more we hear from McCabe and [James] Comey on this, the clearer it is that this was an agency that was so corrupt and so out of control that I think if Hillary Clinton had won, there is no telling what would have happened to our freedom."
Gingrich pointed to the alleged talk to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump as a way to undo the 2016 election, which is a "total violation of our Constitution," he told host John Catsimatidis.
"I'm hoping that the new attorney general [William Barr] is going to look very carefully at everything going back to 2015 and the whole treatment of the Clintons and the treatment of the Clinton's staff," Gingrich added. "All these different pieces out there, the more we learn about them the sicker they are.
"If it is true, as McCabe and others suggest, that Rosenstein was involved in a serious conversation about whether or not to apply the amendment to take away the president's authority, I don't see any way you could avoid dismissing him [before he is able to retire with the pension]."
Gingrich concluded with a plea for American people to reject the political assault on the 2016 election results and the White House.
"We're going through one of the most important periods of choice about who we are as a country," Gingrich said. "The things we are learning about the Democrats going crazy to the left, the rise in socialism and the corruption of the FBI – all these things together.
"And this is going to be in the next few years one of the most important periods in American history. And I hope that every American will take seriously working to make sure that the country survives."
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