Gingrich was a contracted consultant for Fannie/Freddie.
He did not work for them ever. He was never on their payroll. The contract was similar to every contract that Gingrich Group had. The amount was similar, 200 grand, and the product purchased was the same.
For a speaking engagement, the Gingrich Group charged in the neighborhood of 60 grand.
Contracted consultants work for their clients. Freddie and Fannie were Gingrich's clients and he worked for them, that's why they paid him over $1 million.
I'm getting dizzy from the Gingrich supporters spin.
Since 1999 through 2007, Gingrich was talking up the value of Freddie and Fannie, a time when anyone with a brain could see that they were destructive to our economy. During this entire time Gingrich was also receiving money from Fannie and Freddie.
In 2008, Gingrich bad mouthed Fannie and Freddie. In 2008, Gingrich's 8 years of getting paid by Fannie and Freddie had ended and he no longer received money from them.
These are the facts, interpret them as you will.