Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich unveiled a startling claim on Thursday, suggesting that he received information from a reliable source that a request was made from Washington, D.C., to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, urging her to bring charges against former President Donald Trump. The alleged motive was to create a distraction from recent issues concerning Special Counsel David Weiss.
Gingrich disclosed this information during an interview with Charlie Kirk. He recounted how a source informed him that on a Friday evening, an individual from Washington contacted the Atlanta district attorney, stressing the urgency of indicting Trump by Monday. The source suggested that the directive was to cover up errors made with Weiss’s appointment. According to Gingrich, the district attorney responded that her jurors wouldn’t reconvene until Tuesday, to which the caller apparently insisted that the indictment must occur on Monday, regardless of logistical challenges.
Kirk questioned the identity of the person behind the alleged call, to which Gingrich replied that the caller’s identity remains unknown, emphasizing the speculative nature of the story. Despite the hearsay nature of the information, both Gingrich and Kirk expressed belief in its plausibility, noting how it aligns with the peculiar circumstances surrounding the indictment.
District Attorney Willis held a press conference late at night to announce the indictment of Trump and 18 associates on various charges, including Georgia RICO Act violations, solicitation of oath violation, conspiracy, and false statement offenses. The charges were leaked online prior to the grand jury’s official decision, raising suspicions about the timing.
While Gingrich acknowledges that the information is hearsay, he contends that it is consistent with patterns observed in previous Trump indictments. As reported earlier, Trump’s prior federal indictments followed days of unfavorable news for Joe Biden. This prompts speculation about whether similar motivations influenced Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of Trump.
Gingrich’s revelation offers intriguing insights into the complexities of political maneuvering and the potential intersections of legal proceedings with broader political agendas.