He was a contracted expert.
And you honestly think that a contract with a company would permit that contractor to voice criticism of a client?
Even baseball players contracts dont permit that.
You destroy your argument with your own words. No one said Gingrich was an employee of Freddie/Fannie, he worked for them on contract. Get it? Worked for them.
The whole point is that Gingrich did not say anything about the damage Freddie/Fannie was doing to our economy, even though he must have known, unless you think he was stupid. On the contrary, he was praising them. Why? As you pointed out, because he was getting paid by them. Nothing illegal about that, he could have been working on contract for Planned Parenthood, another enterprise that damages our Country, and it would still be legal. However don't be surprised when someone asks why didn't he warn us about Fannie and Freddie, why did he try to make us think they were valuable organizations, and his answer is "because I was getting paid by them and and do you honestly think that a contract with a company would permit that contractor to voice criticism of a client?"
Do you understand the difference between an employee and a contractor?
Is it reasonable that your lawyer would turn against you in public while working on a case for you?
I’m surprised at those who cannot understand the obligation to support your client, when they understand it so easily when the conversation is of lawyers.