Newt: Bernie Is Staying In Because Hillary Is Under Criminal Investigation [VIDEO]

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a pretty good idea of why Bernie Sanders hasn’t dropped out of the 2016 presidential race.

Earlier this week, Sanders’ Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton passed the requisite delegate threshold to be named the party’s presumptive nominee and scored a key endorsement from President Barack Obama, but Gingrich said on “Fox & Friends” Friday that the Vermont senator isn’t dropping out because the FBI isn’t finished with its investigation into the private email server Clinton used during her tenure at the State Department. (PHOTO EVIDENCE: Obama Is Either A Time Traveler Or A Liar)

Sanders supporters attend a rally in DC (Getty Images)

Sanders supporters attend a rally in DC (Getty Images)

“First of all, if I were Bernie and I think this is what he’s doing, why should he drop out before the FBI drops out?” Gingrich posed. “As long as the FBI is in the game, he might as well stay around at least ’til the convention.”

White House press secretary Josh Earnest admitted Thursday that the FBI’s Clinton probe is indeed a criminal investigation. (VIDEO: White House Admits FBI Investigation Into Hillary Is ‘Criminal’)

“That’s why the president, when discussing this issue in each stage has reiterated his commitment to this principle that any criminal investigation should be conducted independent of any sort of political interference and that people should be treated the same way before the law regardless of their political influence, regardless of their political party, regardless of their political stature and regardless of what political figure has endorsed them,” Earnest stated at Thursday’s White House press briefing.


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