Skip to comments.VIDEO: 1999 CNN Report On Newt Gingrich's Exoneration By The IRS Over Ethics Charges
Posted on 01/25/2012 7:40:40 AM PST by CedarDave
Of the 84 ethics charges filed (exclusively by Democrats) against Newt Gingrich, 83 were subsequently dropped due to a complete lack of merit or foundation in fact. The remaining charge is the subject of the below video. It too proved to be utterly baseless.
It's always good to keep the record straight.
1999 CNN Report On Newt Gingrich's Exoneration By The IRS Over Ethics Charges
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Thanks for the article “What Really Happened in the Gingrich Ethics Case?”. Posting the CNN video as a separate thread.
What “really” happened is that he was threatened with having his affair exposed if he fought these charges.
It’s called “blackmail” and he should have had the courage to file charges.
What (or which) affair? That with his soon-to-be third wife? Newt certainly had a lot going on in his personal life back then. Hopefully we can take him at his word that it is all behind him now.
Yes, 2 going on 3, with Calista.
It may have been easier to acknowledge the affair had he not been criticizing Clinton.
Newt is not perfect, but he is not the monster that Cristi, Coulter, Sinunu, Hume, the establishment republicans, and others who ought to know better, have taken up the democrat causes. It is a party in shambles.
You know, I've been wondering if Callista has agreed to the “open marriage” request she suggested for wife #2. If so, does that mean she's available? :)
Cute, but I don’t believe the claim in the first place, and wouldn’t have any interest even if I were still single.
Enlighten me as to that acronym.
Are you an investigative reporter with evidence or just making that up? What you're saying makes no sense. If they knew about his affair do you seriously think they wouldn't have exposed it at the same time they made up 84 false ethics charges and were trying to defend Clinton from Monica-gate?
It’s the opposite of sfm
(so f’ing much)
So this would end in ‘little’.
You know, I've been wondering if Callista has agreed to the open marriage request she suggested for wife #2.
Shouldn't you guys have to offer some evidence of these claims if you are going to try to seed the forum with them?
It was clear at the time that the charges regarding his college classes were bogus and easily fought.
I said at the time, “somebody has pictures”, because his unwillingness to fight against false charges was so out of character.
Clearly is was a Republican that blackmailed him, as there was no upside for going public against “our team”.
So, it was a different “they” than you suggest.
It is also clear now, that the affair was ongoing at that time.
Save For Later
> I dont believe the claim in the first place
You’re kidding, right? I think it’s been pretty well established that despite his political brains, he has (or at least had) the marital fidelity of an alley cat.
No candidate walks on water. I feel it’s better to be accepting of faults when they appear than to pretend they don’t exist and then be disappointed later.
The “claim” was that he asked his 2nd wife for an open marriage.
I think that’s bull!
You are arguing a very different subject.
> I think thats bull!
Well then I guess we are going to disagree. To me it’s behavior consistent with a serial cheater. If a man has robbed banks twice and I catch him standing outside a third bank with a mask and a bag of money, I don’t assume he’s making a deposit.
What the hell does that even mean?
> What the hell does that even mean?
Sorry, I thought it was clear. Gingrich has cheated on his prior wives at least twice. His only explanation for that was “how passionately I felt about this country.” You think his passion for his country now is any less than it was then, now that he is running for President? I think it is unlikely, and I also think that since we’ve established that Callista is also willing to commit adultery (their affair began while Newt was still married) that she’s not far different.
I think he has some good ideas. I also think he is the most reasonable choice among the remaining candidates. I’m not sure he can win, but I do know that if Romney wins not much will change (Huntsman was dead-on when he called Romney a “perfectly lubricated weathervane.”) That doesn’t mean I think he’s perfect, and this is one of the negatives.
Asking your wife for an open marriage is a ridiculous request and it stands unsubstantiated.
The wife in question was also not thought well of by others and came across as an attention seeker.
Why the heck would anyone want an “open marriage”?
If you’re that unhappy, leave.
I agree that it’s unsubstantiated. When was the last time you recorded your bedroom conversations? I expect there were only two people witness to the conversation and we’ve heard from both of them. Asking for substantiation is silly.
> Why the heck would anyone want an open marriage? If youre that unhappy, leave.
Personally I agree. But I don’t assume everyone is like me. Open marriages do exist; a friend of mine from college is in one. (Or was, last time we spoke. It was a number of years ago.) To assert that it’s impossible because you don’t understand it is, well, kind of ostrich-like, don’t you think?
Sorry, but that’s the way I see it. As I said, I think we’re going to have to agree to disagree on this one.
They are meant to prevent the victim from accomplishing anything else.
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