CREW FOIAs Gingrich Ethics Investigation

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    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a DC-based watchdog group, has filed a FOIA request for “documents turned over by the House Ethics Committee in regard to its investigation of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich” back in the 1990s.

    Last year, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi caused a stir when she told TPM of the thousands of pages of documents she reviewed as part of the panel investigating Gingrich, and said details of the investigation would emerge if Gingrich became the GOP presidential nominee. Pelosi later said she was referring to the publicly-available report from the ethics committee, but the Romney campaign has jumped on the line, calling for the full release of all documents related to the investigation.

    CREW is now joining in the fray, calling for the Dept. of Justice and the IRS to release their records on the inquiry “centered on Mr. Gingrich’s use of tax-exempt organizations for political purposes and he was ultimately sanctioned for making false statements to Congress.”

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    Gingrich actually pulled a Pee Wee Herman the other night when Romney went after him for ethics violations in the debate...Newt claimed he asked his fellow Republicans to vote in favor of the ethics committee report against him, just so they could "put the matter to rest" he said... :lol: Ya, I meant to do that!
     
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