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>> Martha: Interesting to speak with her today. Here not to weigh in on all of this, former speaker of the house newt Gingrich. Author of the number one best-selling book, also a Fox News contributor. Good evening.
>> Good to see you.
>> Martha: Tell me a little bit — we’ve been through a lot of discussion about Jeff Sessions, first of all, and the president has made a couple of not-so-subtle digs at him over the course of today. Let’s start there. Do you think that his days are numbered?
>> No, I’d be very surprised. Look, Sessions was the first Senator to endorse Trump. Arm of the very first meeting we went to, Jeff Sessions chaired it, almost no one was for trump in Washington. Sessions stayed with trump when he was ten points behind during the whole keeping of the conversation about and all that stuff. Jeff Sessions has been loyal all the way through. You can make a case he shouldn’t have recused himself, the president feels that way, but when you look at Jeff’s overall contribution and you look at the work they’re doing cooperating with homeland security on rolling up ms-13 gangs all over America, you look at what Jeff is doing taking on sanctuary cities and the liberal mayors who refused to protect their citizens from criminals, there’s a lot of good in Jeff Sessions. I think it would be a big mistake for the president to in any way do anything except move forward with him.
>> Martha: You wrote a book called “Understanding trump” and when you look at and say things like our leisured ag and then talking to the boy scouts about how important loyalty is, and his daughter-in-law spoke to us basically said look, loyalty is the main factor here and he clearly feels that Jeff Sessions threw him under the bus when he recused.
GINGRICH: “Right. I think he thinks Jeff Sessions made a huge mistake, and he believes as a result of that that is in this enormous fight with Mueller that was probably not going to exist. On the other hand, I would point out that loyalty is a two-way street. There’s a point where people have said that the guy was with you from the very beginning and he makes one big mistake, do you really dump them? If you do, what signal to send to everyone else on the team?”
>> Martha: Talk to me about the changing vibe at the White House. He got Sean Spicer Sean Spicer, Anthony scaramucci in. There’s discussions about maybe Rudy Giuliani although he shut those down today. And perhaps you coming into a more — and outside role, integral, will you take a bigger role in this administration in any way?
>> I’m going to try to be helpful in ways that the president finds useful. I’m focused very much on trying to get a tax cut bill passed and signed into law by Thanksgiving it I think that’s the most important project for Republicans in the next few months. And it’s key to the 2018 election. Let me say, I think scaramucci is a good choice for a reason that may surprise you. Scaramucci is a new Yorker, he’s a businessman, he’s a millionaire. He’s a natural fighter. He will take some of the pressure off trump. I think trump is felt, the president has felt, very beleaguered. He talked about the beleaguered attorney general, I think the president has felt beleaguered because frankly this thing is so totally screwed up, it is so one-sided, and it is such a witch hunt that I’m totally sympathetic to the trump position. I think it’s absurd that the Republicans in Congress have not investigated the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton 33,000 emails, all those things. You want to talk about Russian involvement, let’s start with the Clinton Foundation. I think it’s absurd that they haven’t — frankly gone right at the deputy attorney general and said tell us what it is Mueller is investigating. He supposed to have a law, they’re supposed to be a crime that he is investigating. Tell us what it is. I think this is a witch hunt, I think the people that Mueller have hired are bad people, and I take that the president has every right to be very angry.
>> Martha: I’ve got to go. We you have an official role or just the way he described it, sort of helping on the outside?
>> I like helping. I like helping.
>> Martha: Your very helpful. Thank you, newt.