Even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted the early morning tweets of President Donald trump are not helping the billionaire. His angry tweets showed the president has a compulsion to counterattack, and he is very pugnacious.

It did not serve Trump very well when he tweeted the Russia investigation "is a witch hunt," Gingrich admitted to Martha Raddatz, co-anchor of “This Week” on NBC News. The former GOP House Speaker is doing the rounds of TV shows to promote his book “Understanding Trump.”

Infuriated by Russian baloney

Gingrich, however, defended Trump’s infuriation as legitimate because of “the whole Russian baloney.” The former speaker said the source of the president’s infuriation is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The deputy AG wrote a memo about concerns over the leadership of James Comey of the FBI before Trump fired Comey on May 9, ABC reported.

They wrote that in the "letter to Comey informing him of his dismissal, the president said he was acting on a recommendation from Rosenstein. A few days later, however, in a May 11 interview, Trump told NBC News he was thinking of the Russia investigation when he ultimately made the decision to dismiss Comey."

Tainting the whole process

Gingrich added that the fury of Trump comes from Comey who had assured the president three times that he was not under investigation. Gingrich added that no one on Capitol Hill has proof he (Trump) colluded with the Russians. The former speaker, however, did not answer when Raddatz asked if Trump had lost confidence in Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel.

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Comey whom Gingrich criticized for tainting the particular process by leaking his notes to a friend to create the position of the special counsel, was supposed to be neutral. He added in another interview on the radio show of Sean Hannity, that Comey is part of the deep state, an alleged government network which aims to undermine the administration of Trump.

Presidency more fun than a yacht?

In his upcoming book, Gingrich recalled he told Trump to expect to spend between $70 million and $80 million for the presidential campaign, The New York Post reported. Although Trump spent only about $30 million, winning the presidency was not as easy and fun as owning a yacht. After his first 100 days in the White House, Trump admitted the rigors of working in the Oval Office were affecting him. He told Reuters in April, he had so many things going for him before he became president. His work now, Trump said, is more work than in his previous life.