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Nancy Pelosi provides Newt Gingrich ethics report
SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 12/6/11 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau

Posted on 12/06/2011 12:44:44 PM PST by SmithL

In case you haven’t been watching cable TV, two former House Speakers named Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich are having a bit of a fracas related to all that Gingrich baggage about which GOP primary voters in Iowa appear to be blissfully ignorant.

Pelosi, the San Francisco Democrat and now House minority leader, promised to release records that are public but haven’t seen much sunshine lately about the congressional ethics investigation of Gingrich back in the day.

Gingrich said that would be foul play and promised to retaliate, claiming Pelosi was threatening to disclose non-public information. But Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said Pelosi was “clearly referring to the extensive amount of information that is in the public record, including the comprehensive committee report with which the public may not be fully aware.”

Hammill helpfully provided public links and we provide them here.

Here’s the 1280 pages of the Ethics Committee report.

In a thumbnail, Congress accepted the committee report, which found that Gingrich used tax exempt contributions for political purposes and then attempted to mislead the Ethics Committee about it. Pelosi sat on the Ethics Committee at the time, so has vivid knowledge of the whole business.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: caining; georgia; gingrich; gingrichethics; gingrichsecrets; newtgingrich; pelosi

1 posted on 12/06/2011 12:44:53 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Does it also say that the IRS later cleared him?


2 posted on 12/06/2011 12:47:30 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SmithL

Unless I missed it, they seem to conveniently forget the part where the charges were deemed bogus.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 12:47:44 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: SmithL
What does you ethics report look like stretch, you belong in jail.
4 posted on 12/06/2011 12:48:03 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: SmithL

No response needed, the RNC will take care of this!


5 posted on 12/06/2011 12:48:04 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: SmithL

OK, it’s popcorn time - again!

Nancy, you ignorant slut. :)


6 posted on 12/06/2011 12:48:40 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: SmithL

Lurkers! I was being sarcastic. :)


7 posted on 12/06/2011 12:49:10 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards

“No response needed, the RNC will take care of this!”

Did you forget the sarcasm tag?


8 posted on 12/06/2011 12:49:20 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: GoCards

RNC will sting him up, but be silent one the treasonous alleged president.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 12:50:38 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: SmithL

Too bad it’s so long, but then again it took lots of political contortions to reach their “conclusion”. It reads like documentation of a completely partisan witch hunt. At no point does it appear that Newt did anything approaching the behavior of the then Clintoon administration and certainly nothing akin to what this Administration is currently doing.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 12:50:42 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: SmithL

This just smacks a Monty Python skid ....


11 posted on 12/06/2011 12:51:13 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: brownsfan

:) yes, sometimes I forget some dont know my sarcasm. :)


12 posted on 12/06/2011 12:53:41 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: SmithL
Can somebody remind me again when Maxine Waters' ethics trial is scheduled?

-PJ

13 posted on 12/06/2011 12:53:44 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: SmithL

“Gingrich used tax exempt contributions for political purposes and then attempted to mislead the Ethics Committee about it.”

Newt needs to publish the IRS ruling that stated his use of tax exempt contributions was a textbook example of how the law was intended to be used.


14 posted on 12/06/2011 12:54:07 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: SmithL
claiming Pelosi was threatening to disclose non-public information

Newt "claimed" that because that's exactly what Pelosi threatened to do.

Leave it this Dem mouthpiece rag to be the only outlet pretending to believe Pelosi's later backtracking.

How exactly would Pelosi "threaten to release" information that's already public?

15 posted on 12/06/2011 12:54:47 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SmithL
Like I said yesterday on another thread, Pelosi Galore is going to release old information as "new", and the Democrat-Media Complex is going to go right along with her scheme.

The only problem is that she jumped the gun. She was supposed to wait until after Newt got the nomination to do this.

16 posted on 12/06/2011 12:55:07 PM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: SmithL

Considering the speed with with Nanny Pelosi fled from her first statement, I’d say that she took Newt at his word. SFGate is just shoveling a bunch of manure on top to hide the wreckage.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 12:58:17 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: Mannaggia l'America
"The only problem is that she jumped the gun. She was supposed to wait until after Newt got the nomination to do this."

Unless...they know Obama can't win, and they can't run against him....so they need a democrat to win as a Republican.

So the democrats need to discredit all candidates except Romney, because President Romney is the only way they keep a rat in the White House.

18 posted on 12/06/2011 1:00:04 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Mannaggia l'America
My old man used to say you don't get into a pi$$ing contest with a skunk. The application of that sage advice to this situation creates something of a conundrum...
19 posted on 12/06/2011 1:00:24 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: SmithL

Gingrich should surrender his principles and do a global warming commercial with a prominent Democrat so that liberals will like him. Oh wait... never mind.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 1:00:24 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: SmithL

Gingrich should use scorched earth tactics against Pelosi. Everytime she opens her pie hole Gingrich should bring up the loan guarantees for Pelosi’s brother in law, the 0bamacare waivers for her favorite restaraunt etc. Screw the marquis of queensbury rules. Punch her in the mouth with brass knuckles.


21 posted on 12/06/2011 1:07:15 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“Can somebody remind me again when Maxine Waters’ ethics trial is scheduled?”

Around the same date as Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s.


22 posted on 12/06/2011 1:08:14 PM PST by maggief
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To: SmithL
Gingrich said that would be foul play and promised to retaliate, claiming Pelosi was threatening to disclose non-public information.

Why would anyhing about a public servant, 'ceptin his SSN, be non-public information?

23 posted on 12/06/2011 1:15:29 PM PST by thegreatbeast (The evil which you fear becomes a certainty by what you do.)
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To: maggief

Ethics trial? pah! They will make her the new Banking Queen.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 1:15:38 PM PST by dforest
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To: SmithL

Actually none of this stuff should be hidden from the public, Pelosi and her cronies included.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 1:17:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: SmithL

Bwahahahahahahahaha! THEY DID IT AGAIN!

These ink-stained wretches simply CANNOT write ANYTHING about New Gingrich without using the word “baggage”.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 1:26:45 PM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: SandyInSeattle
"Does it also say that the IRS later cleared him?"

Probably not..."All the news that fits!"

By the way, Brit Hume cleverly forgot to mention that last night while hyperventilating over the risk of Newt.

People change...I remember when a chap named Brit Hume had a conservative spine, even!

27 posted on 12/06/2011 1:26:45 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: SmithL

Newt is not my candidate but I know he is a good man.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 1:28:30 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: SmithL
Ethics & Congress?
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
29 posted on 12/06/2011 1:47:30 PM PST by DeaconRed (I am VERY disgusted with the field we have to choose from. Another hold my nose general election.)
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To: SmithL

IRS CLEARS GINGRICH

http://articles.latimes.com/1999/feb/27/news/mn-12206


30 posted on 12/06/2011 1:50:37 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: SmithL

IRS CLEARS GINGRICH

http://articles.latimes.com/1999/feb/27/news/mn-12206


31 posted on 12/06/2011 1:51:02 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Saundra Duffy

If you heard Newt’s interview on Beck this morning you would know exactly what his real agenda is. There is a Government solution to every problem.


32 posted on 12/06/2011 2:05:09 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out!)
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To: itsahoot
Yeah, yeah; Perry's GW's less intelligent brother and Ron Paul has as much chance of being elected as my Lhasa Apso..

Newt might not be perfect but he's far and the best of the GOP herd - and the objective at this point isn't Utopia, it's getting Obie and his pack of perverted criminals out of office, right?

33 posted on 12/06/2011 2:31:39 PM PST by Chainmail
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