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Newt Gingrich rips FBI Director Comey for 'pathetic' answers and 'disappointing' performance at Russia hearing

FBI Director James Comey's responses at Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's election meddling left former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with one big question: What about the leakers?

During an interview Tuesday on Fox & Friends, Gingrich wanted to know why Comey was allowed to disclose the ongoing FBI investigation of connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, but not "any investigations involving Americans who are committing felonies, of up to 10 years in jail, leaking secret information." "Now, how come he could tell us the one, but not tell us the other?" Gingrich said. "I mean, it makes no sense."

All in all, Gingrich said he found Comey's answers to be "pathetic" and his performance "very, very disappointing." "And frankly a little alarming," Gingrich added. "He has too much power to be as politically clever as he is."

Watch the clip below. Becca Stanek