During his interview with Fox News, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga) blasted the FBI for their raid of the office and hotel of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. He went further and compared their actions to Stalin and the Gestapo.
Gingrich stated, “This whole thing is an absurdity. We’ve now had Paul Manafort and his wife in their pajamas at three in the morning, having the FBI break down the door. … [Now], Cohen, the lawyer, had the door taken off of the hinges at 6 in the morning.”
He added, “Cohen, the lawyer, had the door taken off of the hinges at 6 in the morning.”
He then went on to blast the Justice Department and whined that the U.S. is supposed to have the “rule of law.”
He continued, “It ain’t the rule of law when they kick in your door at 3 in the morning and you’re faced with armed men. And you have had no reason to be told you’re going to have that kind of treatment.”
He added, “That’s Stalin. That’s the Gestapo in Germany. That shouldn’t be the American FBI.”
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Gingrich’s comments come just four days after FBI raided the office and hotel of Cohen. During the raid, the FBI seized all documents related to the hush payment for Stormy Daniels.
His comments garnered a lot of reactions:
It’s called a warrant Newt. A warrant signed off by the Trumps own Deputy A.G.
If you have a problem with the Constitution, try to change it.https://t.co/MzwIsKNwul
— Mark Dresslar (@MarkDresslar) April 12, 2018
Newt Gingrich has officially tunneled under rock bottom. Compares Special Counsel to Stalin, Gestapo.https://t.co/moGKbRClAw
— (((edelweisspirat)))🌊 featuring the DHS database (@crandallgold) April 12, 2018
— FlókiUSA (@FlokiUSA) April 12, 2018
I didn’t know Stalin or the Gestapo worried about getting search warrants. If the FBI was like either, Cohen would be in the Gulag until he confessed.
— Doody Giuliani (@DoodyGiuliani1) April 11, 2018
Gingrich of all people should keep his yap shut.
— Walter Wrona (@WW051405) April 11, 2018
No @newtgingrich that’s how the law works – if there is evidence of a crime, you get a search warrant. If a federal judge and the Asst AG(both Rep) believed there was enough evidence, then I’m guessing this was a good search – your rhetoric on the other hand is very dangerous
— Dave Farmer (@davef1966) April 11, 2018
Another f’n con man crook whose door should be knocked down. @newtgingrich
— dill pickles (@smiff) April 11, 2018
Hey Newt, how dare you compare the FBI (doing its job) to Stalin’s cheka or Nazis. You are nuts.
— Sailor77 (@agooding58) April 11, 2018
Excuse me @newtgingrich did the gestapo ever bother with a warrant? And how is it you are so quick to denounce any collusion but seem to stick your head in the sand with your ass in the air when it comes to the other crimes which have been committed?
— Kathleen (@Elegant01300503) April 11, 2018
You can watch the full video below:
“That’s Stalin, that’s the gestapo in Germany” pic.twitter.com/dRhFyQxFzt
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 12, 2018
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