Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says, in light of new information, that Congress should call on former President Obama to testify under oath about what he knew about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Here’s what Gingrich said on Tuesday during his appearance on ‘Fox & Friends’:
“Guess what’s about to happen, the Congress is about to have to call Barack Obama in to testify under oath about when he knew about Russia meddling.”
“Who told him? Why did he do nothing? Who was in the meetings when he decided to do nothing? It’s going to turn out, yes, there’s a big Russian story. It’s Barack Obama, not Donald Trump. And you cannot make this stuff up.”
According to the reports, Obama was notified of the Russian hacking and influence campaign in August, but he didn’t go far in punishing Russia because he feared looking like he was interfering in the election in favor of Hillary Clinton, especially since he thought she would win anyway.
Gingrich’s comments come as undercover filmmaker James O’Keefe’s bombshell CNN exposé continues to make waves. A senior CNN producer was caught on hidden camera as he described CNN president Jeff Zucker’s single-minded devotion to covering the “bullshit” Russia story as a ploy to spike ratings – despite a lack of evidence that is eminently clear to journalists and viewers alike.