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Trump Told To Reign In Online Outbursts

20 June 2017

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday of trying to destroy, undermine and cripple Donald Trump's presidency.

"Trump has a compulsion to counterattack, and he's very pugnacious", Gingrich, a Trump confidante, told Martha Raditz on ABC's "This Week".

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"I think it's unbelievable, if you look at the - for example, CNN's 93 percent negative coverage according to Harvard, 93 percent negative, I think it's a miracle that Trump has any approval", the former speaker said.

He said Trump was "infuriated" by "this Russia baloney", apparently referring to the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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The comment came - where else? - on Fox News during an interview with Sean Hannity late Friday and Gingrich told the right-wing hack that "they're going to get somebody". "If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he has to do is fire him". Those same Trump supporters also took issue with Comey's relationship with Mueller, which they say is too close. "Now they're talking about going and looking at financial files, if you believe the leak". However, he warned Trump to be "very careful" after offering to testify under oath in the probe, emphasizing that criminal law is much different than NY real estate law, with which Trump is most familiar as a businessman.

"I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law", he said. "That response on social media was in response to the Washington Post piece". There's hype galore online this morning that this report contradicts WaPo's bombshell last week (confirmed yesterday by USA Today) that Mueller is investigating Trump. "It's that simple. The president is not under investigation".

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