Set them straight Newt!
Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker and presidential candidate, said Sunday that the evidence of collusion with Russia points to Democrats, not Republicans.
“It is ironic that all of the real evidence of real money and real influence-buying relates to Democrats,” Gingrich told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”
Gingrich, who has been a trusted Trump adviser, said Russia’s involvement in the 2016 elections “may have helped Democrats far more than Republicans.”
Gingrich pointed to benefactors of such collusion being associated with Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman, John Podesta — specifically his brother, Tony Podesta.
“There is no evidence that anybody was being purchased on the Republican side,” he said.
Gingrich cited Tony Podesta as a “registered agent for a Russian bank.” There has been more-recent news that he is also lobbying for the Chinese. Some on Capitol Hill are also calling for an investigation into John Podesta’s previous associations with Russia as a motive for possible collusion during the elections.
Gingrich’s statement comes one day after President Trump took aim at the media on Twitter for following a “phony Russia story” that seeks to tie him to collusion with Russian over the elections.