Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was recently asked if he believes the U.S. Government was corrupt to which he simply replied, “yes.”
Partial transcript as follows:
GINGRICH: I have a very simple Jerry Maguire comment. Do you remember Jerry Maguire? Show me the money? This guy has had $17 million, a year and a half. It’s supposed to be about Russia. Show me something that relates –
HOSTIN: I can show you 17 indictments and 5 guilty pleas.
GINGRICH: They’re not about Russia. There’s no evidence — there’s no — wait a second, there’s no evidence that ties Donald J. Trump to anything involving Russia.
BEHAR: Not yet, we don’t know.
GINGRICH: Show me the evidence.
BEHAR: He’s working on it.
GINGRICH: He’s had a year and a half and $17 million. He ought to have something by now.
GOLDBERG: Well, but he said he fixed that letter, right? The letter that nobody knew about and then maybe his son wrote it and then, no, his dad wrote it. I mean, don’t you think that you must go through the process to find out if there is anything, or are you saying you’re assuming that it’s already — have you taken the idea that our government is corrupt?
GOLDBERG: And how long has it been that way, Newt?
GINGRICH: I think you can go back to a number of cases. I think the special counsel in the Bush years that set up Scooter Libby was totally corrupt, totally dishonest. I think that the U.S. Attorney who convicted a senator from Alaska and then later turned out that, in fact, he had hidden the evidence that proved the senator was innocent – you know there’s an entire book on it by Sydney Powell it walks you through case by case. He destroyed Arthur Anderson with false evidence. He was repudiated 9-0 by the Supreme Court and this guy is still there like he is an honest man.