"Podesta is desperately trying to find somebody else to say, ‘It wasn't my fault,’ that ‘I was a stupid campaign manager, somebody else did it to us. It's beyond my control.’ Well, nice try," Gingrich told Fox News Channel.
The FBI is "deeply broken,” Podesta asserted in the article, and he accused the bureau’s director, James Comey, of ignoring alleged Russian interference in the election and focusing instead on an "overblown" scandal involving Clinton’s email practices as US secretary of state.
Podesta himself was at the center of the email scandal, when his correspondence with other Democratic Party officials was hacked, purportedly by people in Russia, US intelligence officials have claimed. The hacked emails were then passed on to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which released them in daily batches in the weeks leading to the November 8 election.