Gingrich on reports Mueller complained about Barr’s summary


>>Laura: A MAJOR VICTORY FOR THE DEFENDERS OF OUR NATION’S HISTORY AND A BIG REBUKE FOR THOSE TRYING TO ERASE AMERICA’S PAST. IN THE WAKE OF THOSE DEADLY PROTESTS AND CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO REMOVE TWO CONFEDERATE STATUES BUT A CHARLOTTESVILLE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE JUST WROTE THAT THE STATUES ARE WAR MONUMENTS THAT ARE PROTECTED UNDER VIRGINIA STATE LAW AND CANNOT BE MOVED WITHOUT PERMISSION OR A CHANGE IN THE LAW. NEWT GINGRICH IS JOINING ME NOW, THE FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK “COLLUSION.” THE JUDGE IS SAYING THAT PEOPLE ARE MAKING THESE CONFEDERATE STATUES GOT TO BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT THEY ACTUALLY ARE, A REMINDER OF OUR WAR HISTORY. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?>>I THINK YOU MOVE TOWARDS A TOTALITARIAN STATE WHEN YOU START CREATING A MEMORY HOLE AND YOU DECIDE WHICH PARTS OF THE PAST YOU WANT TO ERASE. YOU HAVE TO LIE ABOUT WHO YOU ARE, IT IS FUNNY, THE LEFT HAS DECIDED THAT ROBERT E. LEE IS UNACCEPTABLE AND YET IN 1975 THE SENATOR JOE BIDEN VOTED TO GIVE HIM HIS CITIZENSHIP BACK SOMETHING HE LOST IN THE CIVIL WAR. THIS REMARKABLE CHANGE, I THINK THE WHOLE EFFORT ON THE LEFT TO ERASE AMERICAN HISTORY IS WRONG AND I THINK PEOPLE OUGHT TO STAND UP FOR IT. YOU ARE NOT STANDING UP FOR THE VALUES OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE STANDING UP FOR THE FACT THAT THEY WERE A SIGNIFICANT PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND DESERVE TO BE STUDIED AS AMERICAN HISTORY AND I THINK IN FACT STUDYING THE ROLE OF SLAVERY AND THE CIVIL WAR HELPS YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND AMERICA.>>Laura: IT UNDERSTANDS OUR SCARS, OUR LESSONS, THE GREAT STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM OF ALL PEOPLE AND IT IS BIZARRE. HAVE YOU BEEN TO NEW ORLEANS? THAT HUGE PEDESTAL THERE WERE THEY REMOVED THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. I DON’T THINK ANYBODY KNOWS WHERE THAT WENT. NOW IT IS JUST A STARK REMINDER OF THIS TALIBAN APPROACH TO AMERICAN HISTORY. I’M NOT ENDORSING SLAVERY, NO ONE IS BUT THEY ARE SAYING THIS IS WHAT WE CAME FROM AND I THINK WE SHOULD BUILD NEW MEMORIALS TO EXPAND THE CONVERSATION. IT IS VERY ODD. I WANT TO MOVE ONTO THE THE DIRTY POLITICS IN WASHINGTON. PRESIDENT TRUMPS REFUSAL NOW TO COOPERATE WITH FEES AND LESS DEMOCRAT SUBPOENAS, IT IS NOW INTENSIFYING THE DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR IMPEACHMENT.>>I THINK HE HAS ESCALATED THE CONFLICT. THE PRESIDENT HAS PASSED THE GAUNTLET AND HE IS PREPARED TO FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL AND WE ARE PREPARED TO FIGHT HIM BACK.>>Laura: FINALLY THEY GOT AROUND TO EVOKING EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. OWEN MCGANN WAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE. WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR THE PRESIDENT?>>ESTER WITH THE OBVIOUS REALITY, A REPUBLICAN SENATE IS NOT GOING TO CONVEY TO THE PRESIDENT OF ANYTHING. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. THEREFORE THE DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE CAN JUMP UP AND DOWN AND SCREAM AND HOLD THEIR BREATH UNTIL THEY TURN PURPLE IT DOESN’T MATTER. THEY WILL NOT HAVE ANY ABILITY TO GET THINGS DONE IN TERMS OF IMPEACHMENT. THESE PEOPLE HAVE PROVEN THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN THE TRUTH, NO INTEREST IN THE FACTS AND IF YOU GIVE AND THEY WILL JUST DEMAND MORE. I THINK HE IS VERY WISE TO DRAW A FIRM LINE IN THE GROUND AND SAY NO, WE WILL NOT. I THINK THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR IS VERY WISE TO NOT AGREE TO ALLOW LAWYERS WERE ON THE STAFF TO ASK QUESTIONS. IT CHANGES TOTALLY THE RELATIONSHIP AND FRANKLY ALLOWS PURELY PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS WHO ARE TRAINED LAWYERS TO SIT IN THERE AND SPENT WEEKS PREPARING WAYS TO TRACK. THAT WILL DO FINE AGAINST MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BUT NOBODY WILL GO IN WITH THE SERIES OF WELL-TRAINED STAFF LAWYERS THAT DO VERY WELL.>>Laura: IT IS PREPOSTEROUS. AS YOU MENTIONED, HE SHOWS UP TOMORROW AND TWO DAYS OF TESTIMONY AND 24 HOURS AFTER THIS REPORTED MUELLER LETTER. BILL BARR SAYS HE IS NOT GOING TO SHOW UP FOR THE SECOND SESSION IF DEMOCRATS DON’T BACK DOWN ON THEIR DEMAND FOR LIKE AN EXTRA HOUR OF QUESTIONING BY LAWMAKERS AND COMMITTEE ATTORNEYS. JERRY NADLER IS SAYING, BARR IS IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL NOT HAVE A CHOICE.>>IT IS NOT UP TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO TELL THE COMMITTEE HOW TO CONDUCT THEIR BUSINESS. WE WILL DECIDE WHAT THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY OF ASKING QUESTIONS ARE NOT AS OUR DECISION. WE WILL HAVE TO GO TO SUBPOENAS IF HE DOESN’T SHOW UP.>>Laura: I GUESS BRING IT, WE WILL SEE YOU IN COURT. ECO-THE SUBPOENA NORMALLY IS UNENFORCEABLE. THEY WILL NOT BE VERY EFFECTIVE IN SUBPOENAING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THEY LOOK, THE MORE THEY DO THIS THE MORE TIRED THE COUNTRY WILL GET. IF HE CAN GET THE DEMOCRATS INTO PUBLICLY BEING SO FOCUSED ON THIS KIND OF GAME, THE COUNTRY WILL BE VERY TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS AS PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO HELP SOLVE AMERICANS PROBLEMS.>>Laura: I HAVE TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE TIMING OF THIS LEAK TONIGHT ON THE LETTER TO BARR WHICH IS BEING COMPLETELY MISCHARACTERIZED. PEOPLE ARE FROTHING AT THE MOUTH. THEY ARE LIKE, HE WAS TELLING HIM HE IS MISCHARACTERIZING THE REPORT. IT IS SO PATENTLY RIDICULOUS. LIKE BILL BARR WOULD MISREPRESENT THE REPORT, IT IS CRAZY. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE TIMING?>>I ASSUME SOMEBODY WANTED TO LEAK IT TO MAXIMIZE THE EMBARRASSMENT OF BARR TO SET UP THE QUESTIONS FOR THE HEARINGS THE NEXT TWO DAYS. THE DEEP STATE AND WASHINGTON HAS PLAYED THESE GAMES FOR THE WHOLE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING NEW. JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON IS TO SUBSIDIZE NEWSPAPERS TO ATTACK EACH OTHER WHILE THEY ARE BOTH SERVING IN THE CABINET. WE HAVE HAD A LONG HISTORY OF THIS STUFF. AFTER ALL THE NOISE YOU SHRUG YOUR SHOULDERS AND SAY SO WHAT? HE HAD EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT THE DAY THAT BARR RELEASED HIS LETTER. MUELLER COULD HAVE AT ANY POINT DECIDED TO REFUTE IT AND AS I UNDERSTAND THE ACTUAL KEY SENTENCES, THE DISTORTION IS BY THE NEWS MEDIA. IT IS NOT BY BARR.>>Laura: HE SAID I DON’T DISAGREE WITH THE OUTCOME OF YOUR SYNOPSIS, IT WAS THE WAY THE MEDIA WAS POUNDING.>>THINK ABOUT THIS. THE MEDIA THAT MUELLER IS COMPLAINING ABOUT ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE USING HIS COMPLAINT TO FURTHER DISTORT WHAT IS GOING ON. YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP.>>Laura: WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU, YOUR NEW BOOK IS OUT TODAY CALLED “COLLUSION.” IT IS A NOVEL AND EVERYBODY HAS TO READ IT. IT IS NOT ABOUT MUELLER! IT IS SO TYPICAL TO JUST TIME IT

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