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Newt Gingrich Urges Trump To Kick Reporters Out Of The White House

The Trump administration should end the longtime practice of holding White House press conferences, Newt Gingrich declared Tuesday.

“I am personally offended by the American news media,” the former House speaker told Politico. “I think it is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now.” He added that the president would be justified if he decided to “close down the White House press briefing room” because “the media is a corrupt institution and he is tired of being harassed by people whose only interest is making him look bad.”

The Daily Mail reported that Gingrich proposed forcing reporters to work out of a Starbucks down the street and called on White House press secretary Sean Spicer to answer questions from ordinary citizens at his briefings. He also weighed in on the controversy concerning Trump’s sharing of sensitive intelligence information with Russian government officials, noting that the Constitution gives the president the power “to declassify anything he wants to.”

The Washington Post reported that Trump gave “highly classified” documents regarding an ISIS plot to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador during a meeting in the Oval Office last week. Trump acknowledged Tuesday morning on Twitter that he had turned over the information. “As president I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety,” he wrote. “Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

Regarding media criticism of Trump, Gingrich told Politico: “There are people here who read this crap and thinks we should be afraid. You have a national defense team of Mattis, Kelly, and Tillerson. This is the best team since Eisenhower. These people around the world read you as though you’re real. The damage the news media is doing to the United States is despicable.”

According to the Daily Mail, the Russian scandal is causing chaos in the White House. Reporters said they heard Spicer, strategist Steve Bannon and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders yelling at one another behind closed doors. The officials turned up the volume on a television in the room to conceal their conversation. They were “hiding in offices” to escape the news media, a White House aide told The Daily Beast.

Many congressional Democrats, as well as some Republicans, are demanding the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the administration’s ties to Russia. The FBI, as well as the House and Senate intelligence committees, are looking into Russia’s interference with the 2016 election. The officials also are trying to determine whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russian operatives.

Source: Mail Online
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