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Gingrich: Trump Should Stop Mueller Tweets, Focus on 'Positive' News

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:41 PM

President Donald Trump should cut back his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller and concentrate more on the positive things he has to tweet about, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday.

"What the president ought to do is quit tweeting about Mueller," Gingrich told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Every time he tweets about Mueller, he makes him bigger and more important. He's the president of the United States; Mueller's a lawyer. The gap is enormous."

Trump has all kinds of things he could be tweeting about, including the fact that "we just saw 2 million people leave food stamps and go to work," and that the United States now has "the second lowest black unemployment [rate] in American history."

"There's a lot of good things happening out there and he drowns all of those with these tweets that actually do him harm, weaken the Republicans for 2018 and the election and make Mueller more important," said Gingrich. "I think it's a really, really bad strategy by President Trump."

Also on Tuesday, Gingrich ridiculed former Attorney General Eric Holder for saying in a speech at Georgetown University that Sessions must stand up to Trump sometimes, including when he fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe last week.

"If you're the attorney general of the United States, you run the damn Justice Department, you know?" Holder said, reports Politico. "And you've got to have the guts to look at the president every now and again and say no."

"The idea of an Obama attorney general, given their terrible record with the Clinton investigation and essentially colluded with the Clintons to avoid learning things that would have knocked her out of the race, for Holder to saying anything shows a level of chutzpah that's remarkable," Gingrich said.

Gingrich said he also agrees with Trump bringing in Joe diGenova for his legal team.

"Dealing with an independent counsel is unlike anything you'll do," said Gingrich. "These kinds of fights are partly political and partly P.R. I think strengthening his team with someone who understands all those aspects is a good thing to be doing. "

Meanwhile, Gingrich said he does not believe Trump should accept direct questions from Mueller, but instead should answer written questions with written answers.

"The great danger in these cases is not that you did something wrong but say something and they go after something for something that was an innocent mistake," said Gingrich. "It's very dangerous for someone who has the enjoyment of talking to President Trump to get that in kind of a conversation."

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