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During an appearance on Fox News, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence shows an act of desperation and defeat.
“What you saw last night at Mar-a-Lago was the desperation of a national machine that knows it’s on the edge of being defeated and then being eliminated,” Gingrich said bluntly. “And I think you’ll see more desperation in the weeks to come.”
Gingrich said, “I am happy to have a debate with people like Max Boot who are the apologists for a failed anti-American establishment which has year after year failed the American people, failed to defend our interests, failed to win wars, failed to reform the bureaucracies, failed to educate our children, people like Max Boot are in fact the representatives of a dying system, and as it starts to die, it grows more desperate.”
Gingrich also appeared on an episode of “The Charlie Kirk Show” and compared Biden’s FBI to an “American Stasi” in reference to the notorious East German secret police.
“You have a fake committee being covered by the fake news with a fake FBI, uh, which by the way, you’ll notice they didn’t allow anybody on the Trump side into Mar-a-Lago. So we have no idea whether or not they planted evidence,” Newt said. WATCH:
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“Well, first of all, they’ve been building up to this. I mean, if you look at the number of people whose rights they have abused going back before the current head of the FBI, there’s been a consistent pattern of an effort to intimidate Americans,” he said.
“And basically to say to us, ‘If you stand up to us, this is what’s gonna happen to you. If we can do this to Trump, imagine what we can do to you.’”
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“Second, I think their end game is to get Trump into a jury in Washington, D.C., which is an area where he got 4% of the vote — and preferably in front of an Obama judge and then grind him down,” Gingrich concluded.