Author and former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Fox News on Friday that “somebody” will probably go behind bars after the FBI’s investigation into the Russian interference during the presidential election is completed, but added that Trump will not be the one.
“They’re going to get somebody. I don’t think they’re going to get the president, but they’re going to get somebody, and they’re going to get him for something. And they’re probably going to go to jail,” the former House Speaker told Sean Hannity.
He went on to compare the situation at the FBI to an old Wild West movie.
“This is like watching an old-fashioned Western movie. This is an Indian hunting party,” Gingrich added. “They’re out looking for a couple scalps, and they’re not going to go home until they get some.”
A report on Wednesday said that special counsel to the Russia investigation Robert Mueller has expanded the reach of his investigation all the way to president Trump, suspecting that the president obstructed justice by firing James Comey from the Bureau last month.
President Trump has said on multiple occasions that the probe is only a political “witch hunt” against him and his team and his fans joined in to attack the media and and Robert Mueller.
Reports say that Mueller has engaged 13 attorneys for the investigation into the likely connection between Trump’s campaign team and Russian officials, and even intends to engage more people.
On Friday, Newt Gingrich said that Mueller had engaged too many “high-powered” attorneys to ho home “without a scalp.”
“The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,” said President Trump’s personal attorney about the reports.