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Gingrich camp's 'last word' on Freddie Mac - Will not release records
CNN ^

Posted on 11/17/2011 11:58:43 AM PST by Fred

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not release more Freddie Mac-related documents, according to campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond.

Though the contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination said Wednesday that his campaign would "do what they can" to release more information about payments he received as a consultant from the government-backed mortgage group, Hammond backtracked later in the evening.

When asked via email whether the campaign would release more Freddie Mac-related documents or if a fact sheet it released in the afternoon was the last word on the issue, Hammond responded to CNN, "last word."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beltwayinsider; bigpharma; corporatewelfare; cronycapitalism; feedingatthetrough; freddiemac; gingrich; influencepeddler; medialies; pharma; pork; trough; whore
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1 posted on 11/17/2011 11:58:46 AM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

Newtie is now TOAST!


2 posted on 11/17/2011 12:00:29 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Fred

Good- I hope Newt calls them personally and tells them to go F themselves


3 posted on 11/17/2011 12:00:54 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Fred

My estimation of HERMAIN CAIN just shot up several notches.


4 posted on 11/17/2011 12:01:17 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (c)
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To: Fred

Neut doesn’t believe in transparency, obviously :)


5 posted on 11/17/2011 12:02:16 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Fred
Smart move! Leaves the opposition to whine and speculate.
Consulting for Freddie Mac at $177K per year, is something quite short of “scandal”.
6 posted on 11/17/2011 12:02:16 PM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: Fred

C’mon Newtie, be a man for once.


7 posted on 11/17/2011 12:03:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Why? He got a job got paid for giving advice. Apparently they didn’t follow it.


8 posted on 11/17/2011 12:03:49 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Fred

See yah around, Newt.

This makes it look like you’re hiding something.

That’s not a good idea.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 12:03:54 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: svcw

The MSM will FEAST on his bones!


10 posted on 11/17/2011 12:04:43 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

If Newt is now toast over this, just think how easily it will be to take out obummer with all the info. the press has on him. This should be fun. Obummer will be beaten badly by Newt or any other Repub..


11 posted on 11/17/2011 12:04:50 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: swampfox101

Shocking I tell ya! Just Shocking!....

Yawn...


12 posted on 11/17/2011 12:06:52 PM PST by TBBT
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To: Fred

Give’em hell Newt. Don’t give’em a damn thing. Make’em work. ha ha ha

Ye got’em skaid boy....!


13 posted on 11/17/2011 12:06:52 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: Fred

Give’em hell Newt. Don’t give’em a damn thing. Make’em work. ha ha ha

Ye got’em skaid boy....!


14 posted on 11/17/2011 12:06:57 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: US Navy Vet

“Newtie is now TOAST!”

According to the standards used agaisnt Cain it would be logical to say that.

I’m expecting all types of cat calls now about how Newt mishandled this or how all of his advisers need to be fired.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 12:07:11 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Fred
I was ready to blast Newt, but after reading the actual article (I did it!), it sounds like the media wants to keep changing the question everytime Newt answers it.

It's a tactic they use to keep the story alive and apparently the Gingrich campaign is not going to play along.

The only real news in the article is that Freddie Mac confirmed that Gingrich was a consultant and not a lobbyist.

16 posted on 11/17/2011 12:07:43 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Fred

I guess Newt’s handlers found something that was even more embarrassing than the original story about his lobbying.


17 posted on 11/17/2011 12:08:24 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Don't Tread on Me!)
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To: Fred

$1.6 million for a former Speaker to help kill a bill to increase oversight on Freddie Mac prior to their $500 billion (and counting) taxpayer-funded bailout is a little more significant than a $45,000 settlement for a frivolous sexual harassment claim.


18 posted on 11/17/2011 12:08:54 PM PST by montag813
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To: Fred

Newt.......Driving the “drive bys” nutty.

Get’em boy....!


19 posted on 11/17/2011 12:09:25 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: Fred

And Mitt says “’mission accomplish’ - now who else will dare rise in the polls - #1 is my spot.”


20 posted on 11/17/2011 12:09:34 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Fred

And how many records has the president not released, CNN??


21 posted on 11/17/2011 12:10:47 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Fred
I have no problem with Newt's role in this or in his responses.

It's unfortunate that some have decided to allow the media to influence their thinking.

22 posted on 11/17/2011 12:11:05 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Fred

Sounds like joe up at gay valley, I will not release my pay, court begged to differ. Does the freedom of information act not apply here. The fool should know obummer will get the info, in a plan envelope with no finger prints.


23 posted on 11/17/2011 12:11:30 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: montag813

Is that u barney?


24 posted on 11/17/2011 12:11:33 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: stars & stripes forever

I am very conservative but I don’t give a hoot about his consulting. No one gives a crap about Franklin Raines getting millions in severance for destroying the entire economy with loans to people who could’nt ever pay them based in part because of race. Talk about that and then we will yawn off some more on Newt telling those idiots to stop making those give away loans guaranteed by the taxpayers!! Give me a break.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 12:13:51 PM PST by Ardenroad gal
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To: US Navy Vet

He can release records when BO does.


26 posted on 11/17/2011 12:14:06 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Fred

barney fwank has his trolls out today....they are all over fr.


27 posted on 11/17/2011 12:14:49 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: dandiegirl

newt should release when obummer releases bc..


28 posted on 11/17/2011 12:15:50 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: Fred

Maybe Gloria Allred can dig up a couple of bimbo’s who use to work Feddie and Fanny who will claim that Newt sold his soul to Feddie and Fanny and then a week or so later have their bankrupt gambling boyfriends confirm all they claim.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 12:16:46 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

HA! HA!......they are desperate. Obama is going down and the press can’t do anything about it.

GIVE’EM HELL NEWT.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 11/17/2011 12:24:43 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: G Larry

Newt needs to convince the voters that there is nothing behind this $1.6M consulting services gig, not his opponents.

If there is nothing more to his consult than his suggesting that the Freddie plan was a bad one then why all the fuss?

Something is rotten in Denmark, as Newt’s ancestors would more than likely say.


31 posted on 11/17/2011 12:25:34 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Kartographer; All

Dang FR is being overrun by crony capitalists. Face facts, Newt has been feeding at the public trough for years. And now you suckers take the bait on how he is going to clean out the barn. Conclusion, you all just give cleaning out DC lip service just like Newt.


32 posted on 11/17/2011 12:27:12 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Fred

OK NEWT, now really. After this you know that the O-minions are already scurrying like the little RATS they are, going through the DOCs.

What a dumb move. Newt Newt Newt.

But we know you do have a temper.


33 posted on 11/17/2011 12:29:16 PM PST by marty60
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To: Fred
Should Newt become the GOP candidate this will come out. The same folks who own Obama own Fannie and Freddie. These records are no more secure than were Jack Ryan's "sealed" divorce papers.
34 posted on 11/17/2011 12:31:51 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: montag813
Even NPR admits Gingrich did no lobbying

Gingrich has said that he didn't lobby for Freddie Mac and sources cited in NPR and Bloomberg News reports confirm that.<

So really what this whole bogus kerfuffle is about is the fact that the Democrats, and a lot of people on FR, can tie the Gingrich name to Freddie Mac. Big freaking deal. Not to mention the fact that it was 10 years ago.

I'm not for any candidate at this point but it just chaps my ass to see FReepers helping the MSM to tar and feather one of their own using trumped up charges.

35 posted on 11/17/2011 12:33:57 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Fred

After he’s sworn in as President, you can file a request to see his PRIVATE BUSINESS documents.


36 posted on 11/17/2011 12:35:15 PM PST by MHGinTN
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To: Fred
...just another well connected Washington Insider.
37 posted on 11/17/2011 12:40:30 PM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: MHGinTN; All
Ok here it is repeat after me:

PORK IS OK WHEN
A REPUBLICAN IS
GETTING IT AND OR
HANDING IT OUT..


All aboard the Newt PorkTrain.... oink, oink, oink...
38 posted on 11/17/2011 12:41:17 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Timber Rattler

Staying true to your mission at Freerepublic you make soemthing up, try to start an innuendo rumor, or just flat out lie. You so tough, retread.


39 posted on 11/17/2011 12:42:33 PM PST by MHGinTN
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To: Fred

LOL, jealousy is so ugly on you.


40 posted on 11/17/2011 12:44:37 PM PST by MHGinTN
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To: Fred

I for one think this is a good move by Newt and his team.


41 posted on 11/17/2011 12:45:16 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: dandiegirl
So, let me understand.

If BO doesn't show his Birth Certificate, it makes it OK for Newt not to reveal to potential voters what he did for Freddie Mac for $1.6M. Was it consulting or lobbying?

Wonder how many other governmental agencies Newt has consulted for in DC since he left office in 1998. I would assume many that we haven't heard about and won't, since Newt's camp feels it is irrelevant to his aspirations to be POTUS.

One more bag added to the trolley.

42 posted on 11/17/2011 12:48:54 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Fred

Repeat after me: throwing a public tantrum when others don’t agree with one’s opinion is embarrassing to everyone, but particularly to the one throwing the tantrum.


43 posted on 11/17/2011 12:50:23 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MHGinTN

44 posted on 11/17/2011 12:51:50 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Don't Tread on Me!)
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To: Fred
First, I am not going to make a judgment on Newt based upon what little I know of this situation or how well documented the so called “facts” are.

Here's the problem: No matter what you do, the media will keep fanning the flames under this story; just as they have done w/Cain's trumped up sexual harassment charges and Perry's debate stumbles. As long as the press can propagandize they will do so; and, over time, repeated often enough, the lies become accepted by the masses and the poll numbers drop. The Left and the GOP insiders want Romney ...and between the two of them they monopolize the message.

45 posted on 11/17/2011 12:54:23 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Timber Rattler

I like snakes ... I don’t like liars and fakes.


46 posted on 11/17/2011 12:58:04 PM PST by MHGinTN
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To: Fred
Not me I have always said Newt has been a ‘pig’ at the troth. My point is that how the Newt backers that were just fine with Cain getting smeared will scream like banshee over this.
47 posted on 11/17/2011 12:58:58 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

it was not meant for you....I know that just wanted to post at the end...


48 posted on 11/17/2011 1:00:42 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: trisham; All

Say no to pork and corporate welfare...

You can whine all you want and vote for a corporate welfare whore like Newt...go ahead waste your time. It is just the beginning of all the pork Newt has been sucking up.

Ahhh, here is Newt with his lips firmly attached to BIG PHARMA...good luck reinventing what he did here..and it it was no history lesson..

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/gingrich-made-big-bucks-pushing-corporate-welfare


49 posted on 11/17/2011 1:04:33 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: not2worry

A $177k salary isn’t exactly a bribe!

There’s nothing to “come clean” about!!

Just dirt diggers making insinuations!


50 posted on 11/17/2011 1:05:10 PM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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