Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who led the House impeachment effort against Bill Clinton in the 1990s, said that President Donald Trump shouldnt worry because “he will not be convicted, period.”
Speaking to CBS News on Monday, he said Trump should “relax” and “rely on the Senate.”
He added that “its inconceivable” that the Senate would convict and remove Trump from office.
Gingrich then said it was an “elaborate farce” that the House is keeping the whistleblowers identity secret. The whistleblower revealed Trumps phone call with Ukraines president, where he asked him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. The president has denied any wrongdoing.
If the House impeaches Trump, during the Senate trial, Gingrich said that “guess what the first thing Lindsey Graham is going to do? Hes going to unmask who the whistleblower is.”
The former House Speaker said in another interview that should the impeachment process drag on, Americans will become impatient.
“The Democrats in the House are desperately trying to manufacture something. They wake up every morning saying I know Trump did something terrible, I wonder what it was,” Gingrich also told Fox News on Monday. “They have set up a rigged game that violates every core principle in American justice, violates the Constitutions guarantee of due process, and I think that the American people are only going to get very sick of this.”
Meanwhile, in the interview, Gingrich noted that Trump “never apologizes.”
Its a technique he learned dealing with Page Six in the 1980s: he is always on offense. And if you hit him, he immediately counter-attacks. This is Trump. People keep being shocked every week to discover that Trump is Trump,” he said.
House Republicans are expected to push a vote Monday on a resolution to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, one of the panels investigating impeachment. Republicans, who are a minority in the House, are taking issue with how Schiff is conducting the invRead More – Source