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Gingrich: FBI Leaders 'Running a Corrupt Operation'

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By    |   Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 09:48 AM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday he believes that most agents in the FBI are serious about enforcing the law, but their leaders in the last few years have been "running a corrupt operation."

"I think 98 percent of the FBI agents are hard-working, very serious about enforcing the law," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "The people that we have always respected. But for some reason at the very top in the last few years, you have had a bunch of people who, frankly, have been running a corrupt operation.

It's corrupt, he continued, because "they are not obeying the law."

"Their primary interest is not the law," said Gingrich. "When you have somebody say 'let's get together so we can have a secret group to undermine [President Donald] Trump, that's a pretty huge break in the American system."

Further, he said, the FBI believed "at the very top" that the "fix was in" for Hillary Clinton to never be charged in connection with her use of a private email server.

"[This] is why she was never going to be charged, which is why she was never put under oath, which is why she could never commit perjury," said Gingrich.

Meanwhile, Trump will probably be speaking soon with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators, and if that happens, he should listen to his lawyers, said Gingrich.

"I think anybody who deals with that kind of investigation, without first rate lawyers and anybody who doesn't listen to the advice of first rate lawyers is very foolish," said Gingrich.

He also said he does not think Mueller will go away quietly, even if it is determined there was no Russia interference in the 2016 campaign.

"Mueller will find somebody to indict for something," said Gingrich. " I would be shocked if he brought that number of high-class Democratic lawyers who are very highly paid, got them to divert their career for six months to a year and then said oh, by the way, there was nothing there."

Gingrich Thursday also commented on an article in The Jerusalem Post quoting former Secretary of State John Kerry telling an associate of Palestinan Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas that Trump would not be in office long, saying he would be surprised if Kerry really said such a thing.

"Kerry knows as a former secretary of state, former U.S. senator that that kind of advice would be stunningly unpatriotic," said Gingrich. "I don't think that John Kerry would do something like that. I hope he wouldn't."

Meanwhile, he said he'd be happy to see Kerry seek the Democratic nomination in 2020, because the more Democrats that run, the better.

"I think the economic boom we are starting to get into is going to, in fact, perform very well this fall for Republicans, and I think that it's going to perform very well for Trump in 2020," said Gingrich.

Gingrich also commented on Trump's "America First" focus, saying the president has believed in it all along and that he'll be presenting that philosophy in Davos, Switzerland this week.

"I fully expect the Chinese president to put China first. I suspect the Saudi king to put Saudi Arabia first. We watch Putin every morning put Russia first. Merkel puts Germany first. I think he is being honest."

Trump, who is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, does want some global alliances and trade deals, if they are good ones for the United States, said Gingrich.

"He expects the other side to have the same attitude," said Gingrich. "You know, [Emmanuel] Macron of France, who he seems to get along with very well, he wants the best deal for France, but that means that he is going to represent France and Trump is going to represent the U.S. I think it will be fascinating."

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