Gingrich releases Freddie Mac contracts

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    Well, it's all so very clear now. :doubt:
     
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    The contract seems to offer no insight other than this: Gingrich was for a time employed by Freddie Mac as a consultant for $25,000 per month. This of course neither substantially expands the public record nor accounts for all the money Gingrich received directly or indirectly from Freddie Mac, but it will allow Gingrich to brag about releasing his contract in the debate starting within the hour.
     
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    Well since I wasn't privy to the context of his conversations it would be impossible to know for sure. If I were a gambling man I would say in the technical sense he probably was. But two points.

    First, lobbying is legal. Second, no congressman to my knowledge has come forward to say Newt tried to influence them and their legislation.

    Until either of those two things change the point is moot.
     
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    OP statement is bullshit. Recent memory MY ASS.
     
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    This is like someone releasing their personnel paperwork from any job. It is one step up from a job application.

    This is not a release of work product. I want to see the part where he told them what they were doing was "insane".

    I want to see the part where they told him they were being forced to make bad loans to negroes.

    For now, all we have is this Q&A session between Newt and Freddie Mac employees:

    "We have a much more liquid and stable housing finance system than we would have without the GSEs."

    And there is no such thing as "the Alexander Hamilton-Teddy Roosevelt tradition of conservatism."
     
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    Nah, I don't think so.

    But he was a cheerleader and was paid to tell Freddie how to lobby and convince conservatives to support the GSEs.
     
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    FULL TRANSCRIPT: Bloomberg/Washington Post GOP Debate in N.H. - - NationalJournal.com

     

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