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With No Evidence, Gingrich Insists Comey ‘May Be Under Investigation’

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a longtime aide to Donald Trump, provided no evidence but suggested that former FBI director James Comey “may be under investigation.”

Gingrich, who is promoting his new book, “Understanding Trump,” made the comments on “This Week” Sunday, saying, “If you have an obstruction case, Comey has got to be one of the major witnesses.”

Gingrich also questioned the integrity of an investigation that involves special counsel Robert Mueller, but appeared to contradict himself on the investigation.

“Special counsel happens to be a close friend of Comey, which is weird, because, under Justice Department rules, Mueller can’t investigate Comey.”

ABC host Marth Raddatz responded, “Comey isn’t under investigation.”

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Tax Group Urges Gingrich to Give Up Secret Service Protection

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Ok Newt, time to give it up.

At least that’s what a tax activist group is saying.

The group wants Newt Gingrich to give up his Secret Service protection to save taxpayer dollars, according to ABC News.

“For a guy who for all intents and purpose, and isn’t doing a lot of campaigning, needs to suspend his Secret Service detail,” said David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance in Alexandria, Va., ABC reported. “He needs to do what’s right for the taxpayer and say, ‘I’m done with Secret Service protection.”

Gingrich, who has had protection for about a month, has vowed to stay in the race til it’s over.

Let’s face it, he doesn’t have a chance of winning. The taxpayer group has a point.

 

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Ron Paul Trashes Secret Service Protection

Ron Paul/official photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Presidential GOP hopeful Ron Paul is the only candidate left who doesn’t have Secret Service protection, and he has something to say about that.

He thinks it amounts to a “form of welfare,” according to CNN.

“You’re having the taxpayers pay to take care of somebody,” Paul told talk show host Jay Leno on Tuesday night. “And I’m an ordinary citizen, and I think I should pay for my own protection.”

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have protection.

On the lighter side, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said the other day of Santorum’s Secret Service Protection:

“I see that both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum now have Secret Service with them on the campaign trail. And in Santorum’s case, I think it’s the first time he’s actually ever used protection.”

Newt Gingrich to Get Secret Service Protection

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

It took a while.

CBS News reports that presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will be getting Secret Service protection just like Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney.

The network pointed out that Ron Paul is now the only candidate left who doesn’t have the Secret Service protection.

Gingrich, who has been fading in the race, got a little injenction of hope Tuesday night with a primary victory in his home state of Georgia.

 

FBI Considered a Sting Aimed at Newt Gingrich in 1997

By James V. Grimaldi
Washington Post

WASHINGTON –It is a curious case in the annals of the FBI: The bureau considered a sting operation against then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich after sifting through allegations from a notorious arms dealer that a $10 million bribe might get Congress to lift the Iraqi arms embargo.

The FBI ended up calling off the operation in June 1997. It decided there was no evidence that Gingrich knew anything about the conversations the arms dealer was secretly recording with a man who said he was acting on behalf of Gingrich’s then-wife, Marianne, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.

But details of the case, which became public this week in an article and documents posted online by a nonprofit journalist, show how a series of second- and third-hand conversations alleging that the top man in Congress might be for sale caught the attention of federal investigators.

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Republican Candidates Run Wild with FBI Falsehoods, Associated Press Finds

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachman told a group of Republican faithfuls on Oct. 28 that “Obama is allowing terror suspect groups to write the FBI’s terror training manual,” a wildly false statement, according to the Associated Press.

But that didn’t stop other Republican hopefuls from repeating the claims, reports the Associated Press in a story published on the Washington Post website. This past weekend primary candidate Newt Gingrich told a Des Moines, Iowa veterans’ forum that the Obama administration “issued instructions, for example, that in developing training papers on terrorism that no mention should be made of radical Islam.”

The latest, according to AP, was fellow candidate  Rick Santorum’s statement, made to another Des Moine crowd, that Obama “actually ordered all references to Islam and Muslim sanitized out of our national security documents.”

The statement’s stem from FBI efforts to deal with problems that arose when it came to light that an FBI instructor was giving lectures highly critical of Islam. Investigating the matter, the FBI found a small amount of inappropriate material–suggestions that mainstream American Muslims are terrorist sympathizers, for example–and immediately got rid of it, AP reported.

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