Report: FBI has recordings of Newt Gingrich setting up Trump-Russia meetings during campaign

Newt Gingrich’s swift flip-flop on Special Counsel Robert Mueller over the past month has raised eyebrows as to what his true motivation might be. Why would he go from strongly supporting to Mueller to suddenly accusing him of deranged conspiracies? According to one intel community report, it may be because Gingrich has been caught up in the investigation himself.

Here’s what Newt Gingrich had to say on May 17th: “Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. Media should now calm down” (link). But two days ago Gingrich completely changed his worldview of Mueller, putting on his tinfoil hat and stating “The brazen redefinition of Mueller’s task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything” (link). At the time we thought Gingrich might have been posting intentionally insane things just to try to get attention for his new book, which launched earlier this week. But now there’s a much darker plotline.

According to political insider Puesto Loco, whose intel community sources have proven themselves correct in the past, “FBI has Sept, 2016 tapes of Newt Gingrich setting up multiple Team Trump/Russia meetings with Kislyak et al.” (link). To be clear, this is a single sourced report that has not been corroborated or confirmed by other sources or news outlets, so take it for what it’s worth. But it would explain a whole lot.

Newt Gingrich was a key campaign adviser for Donald Trump, and at one point was thought to be in contention to be his running mate. But by the time Trump took office, Gingrich was on the outside looking in. He didn’t even get a whiff of a cabinet post nomination, despite being one of the few people in the Trump campaign with governing experience. Did Trump shut out Gingrich for fear that his Russia ties might be exposed during confirmation hearings? Stay tuned.

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  1. Claudia on June 18, 2017 at 12:06 am

    It figures!
    This would enjoy plain a great deal.
    It will expand from here too. Hope not as there is enough people caught in this net.
    Seems anyone breaths the same oxygen Trump inhales, they all get stupid and star crazed, little did the know it was posion they inhaled.

  2. Roger Kempster on June 18, 2017 at 12:50 am

    I just hope that if all this hard evidence that is stacking up more & more every day, ( if it turns out to be true ), will be used to really clean up things in Washington & wherever else it reaches. by the hundreds of politicians actually charged and jailed. Republicans, Democrats, & Independence alike if they are crooked . Something more serious has to be done to stop all this lying, cheating, & not doing the job we are paying them for. GOOD PAY! All this has been allowed to go on far to long, for many years and it is now way past the breaking polnt. LITERALLY! II think if it isn’t there is imminent danger of the whole country trying to go against the American government & we don’t want that to happen.

  3. Natalie on June 18, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Oh it’s gonna be sweet to see that no talent, irrelevant, amateur hour loser get perp walked.

  4. Vicki C on June 18, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Gingrich is slime…hope this gets him the jail time he has deserved for years…and keeps his wife out of the Ambassadorship Gingrich earned with his toadying ways…

  5. Albert A LeBlanc on June 18, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Donald Trump finally shutting up out of embarrassment or legal issues would be very satisfying. Newt Gingrich finally getting his just desserts would be just as satisfying. I’m looking forward to watching both of them squirm in the press.

  6. Linda Stanley on June 18, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Trump knows that ego-driven Gingrich has many times been known to put his foot in his mouth and say crazy/awful things. Plus, he would TEND to take over the spotlight, and NOBODY takes over Trump’s spotlight! In fact, the appointment of Gingrich’s wife to the Vatican ambassadorship was probably intended not only as a reward to Newt on any meeting set up, but to get him out of the country with his wife! So obvious!

  7. layla on June 18, 2017 at 8:40 am

    With Republicans in charge, nothing will come of this. Look how long it took for them to just agree to an “independent counsel”. We asked for an “independent investigation” eons ago. Stuff has been covered
    up 10 fold.

  8. hawkny on June 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

    It is all about the money!

  9. Bela on June 18, 2017 at 11:09 am

    As for the ethically challenged and politically ambitious former speaker of the house, this would not come as a surprise to me.

  10. Marl on June 18, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Why would the Trump campaign need Newt to set up this with Russia when the campaign had so many with close Russian ties to include Trump’s own family business ties.

  11. Some Guy on June 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Gingrich has been causing great harm to the USA for more than thirty years. It’s long past time for him to go to prison.

  12. Braun Sugar on June 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    They are taking the money from his super rich donors.

  13. Gary on June 20, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    So this is why Jabba the Hut came out from underneath his rock! Leaving his trail of slime…

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