That said, Newt Gingrich, a former 'informal advisor' to President Trump, thinks that Comey cast a dark shadow over Mueller's independence last week when he admitted under oath, before the Senate Intelligence Committee, that he leaked FBI documents to the New York Times with the express intent of getting a Special Counsel appointed to investigate Trump and various members of his campaign team. All of which prompted the following tweet from Gingrich early this morning:
"Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink."
As The Hill notes, several of Mueller's early, notable hires have all been contributors to Hillary's and/or Obama's previous campaigns.