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Newt Gingrich Accuses Mainstream Media of Lying About Tax Reform Bill

Newt Gingrich Accuses Mainstream Media of Lying About Tax Reform Bill
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By    |   Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:15 AM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Tuesday accused members of the mainstream media of distorting pending tax cut legislation because they hate President Donald Trump and do not want his ideas to succeed.

"You have to start out with that understanding, they hate Trump," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "They are just stunned that he is pulling this off."

The media also disagrees with people like House Speaker Paul Ryan, continued Gingrich, "who, for his entire career has talked about creating jobs, reducing taxes on working Americans. They want to have high taxes and big food stamps and lots of welfare."

Republicans, meanwhile, want "low taxes, lots of jobs, and lots of take-home pay. We want to have low taxes, lots of jobs and lots of take home pay . . . the result is here is what is happening. All of the elite media is lying about the tax cuts. So the day after day after day they lie about it."

As a result, average Americans are saying they're against the tax cuts, Gingrich said, but they'll change their tune come February or March, when their deductions change and the child tax credit contained in the bill, which is expected to be signed before Christmas, comes into play.

"Wait until people who don't currently have a job suddenly find out, as the president said the other day, it's not just about getting one job," said Gingrich. "What if had you a choice of three or four jobs because the economy is doing so well?"

Gingrich also commented about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the anti-Trump texts sent between FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, particularly one that seemed to reference Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and a meeting in his office and a "plan" about Trump.

"Isn't Andrew McCabe the same person whose wife was a Democratic candidate?" he said. "Got $900,000 running for the state Senate? So, you have somebody there whose wife is getting $900 grand from the Democratic Party, holding a meeting in which, I would like to know, what's the plan? What is it that they briefed him on?"

McCabe should be under oath and asked about the plan that was being discussed, said Gingrich, and there should also be questions about whey Strzok remains in the FBI.

"We are playing this game here where Hillary Clinton never goes under oath, but all the Trump people go under oath," said Gingrich. "McCabe should be put under oath and should be asked: what was the plan? Second, why didn't you recuse yourself in the idea that McCabe in any way could be neutral is crazy. "

Special counsel Robert Mueller transferred Strzok out of the Russia investigation and back to the human resources department at the FBI after the text messages became known, but Gingrich said he wants to know why Strzok is working at all.

"They clearly have a bad apple who was consciously trying to undermine the next president of the United States, using the criminal powers of the federal government," said Gingrich. "That is really dangerous stuff that leads you a big step away from the rule of law and towards the kind of behavior you see in third world countries."

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