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Newt Gingrich's stance on Special Counsel Robert Mueller will give you whiplash

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed last month to head the independent investigation into the Trump team's possible ties to Russian election meddling, he received bipartisan support, with many Republicans praising his integrity and expertise.

One of those people, RealClearPolitics' Rebecca Berg points out, was former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich:

But by Sunday, Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow refused to promise that the president would not fire Mueller. "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise, but that again is an issue that the president with his advisers would discuss if there was a basis," Sekulow said. Suddenly, many of Trump's allies began discussing booting Mueller to the curb.

One of those people was ... Newt Gingrich:

To be fair to Gingrich, the past 25 days have felt really, really long. Jeva Lange

Update 12:11 p.m. ET: Gingrich explained why he changed his mind on Mueller so fast in a tweet Monday, which you can read below.