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Newt Gingrich's Freddie Mac Contract Released
Center for Health Transformation ^

Posted on 01/23/2012 4:25:59 PM PST by Utmost Certainty

Document Shows No Lobbying By Former Speaker

ATLANTA - The Gingrich Group, LLC today announced it is releasing a contract written by Freddie Mac for consulting services it contracted with the organization.

“Subject to a conversation between our counsel and Freddie Mac, we have received permission to release the attached contract,” said Nancy Desmond, Chairman and CEO of the Gingrich Group. “As noted under the scope of work section on Page 14, the contract was solely for consulting purposes and not lobbying.

“Freddie Mac and The Gingrich Group have agreed that this release is limited to the contract alone and does not constitute a general release of the confidentiality provisions between us,” Desmond added. Newt Gingrich relinquished his ownership in the company in May 2010 when he announced his bid for President of the United States.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012primaries; freddiemac; freddiemaccontract; gingrich; gingrichcontract; gingrichgroup; housing; lobbying; newt
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Link to actual contract: http://www.healthtransformation.net/galleries/default-file/FreddieMacAgreement.pdf
1 posted on 01/23/2012 4:26:02 PM PST by Utmost Certainty
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2 posted on 01/23/2012 4:28:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Utmost Certainty

Was there more than one? You know that will be asked next. Good for Newt!


3 posted on 01/23/2012 4:29:03 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Link to actual contract
4 posted on 01/23/2012 4:30:24 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Utmost Certainty

bump


5 posted on 01/23/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by BagCamAddict (THANK YOU GOVERNOR PERRY for doing the right thing. GO NEWT !!)
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; RedMDer; TheOldLady; trisham; DJ MacWoW; vox_freedom

Well this is gonna empty Myth’s quiver quite a bit!!!


6 posted on 01/23/2012 4:32:15 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Utmost Certainty

Yet Obama won’t release records on his life and Romney is hiding all sorts of secrets.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 4:32:37 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: musicman

^5


8 posted on 01/23/2012 4:33:39 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: musicman

GO NEWT!!!!!

Right before tonight’s debate.

Take that, Willard!


9 posted on 01/23/2012 4:35:15 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Just in time to make the announcement during tonight’s debate. WTG NEWT!


10 posted on 01/23/2012 4:35:52 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: SueRae

Or they will whine and complain that it was for an exorbitant amount of money “while American families are losing their houses and suffering.”

It works out to a billing rate of $156/hr for 40 hrs/week of work. Or let’s say $300/hr for 20 hrs/week of work.

Hardly an exorbitant amount of money for a high-power consultant of Newt’s background and experience. What are high-power Attorneys in Washington DC charging per hour these days?

What does Romney charge per hour for his consulting time? Hmmmm?


11 posted on 01/23/2012 4:36:58 PM PST by BagCamAddict (THANK YOU GOVERNOR PERRY for doing the right thing. GO NEWT !!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

In your face, Romney!


12 posted on 01/23/2012 4:37:25 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: Utmost Certainty
GASP! What a damning piece of evidence!
I'm sure Section 9(a) will be Newt's undoing. /sarc
13 posted on 01/23/2012 4:37:31 PM PST by bksanders (Â…tagline redacted by SOPA)
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To: Utmost Certainty; All
Just in case anyone wants to double-check, there are lobbyist databases here you can query:

OpenSecrets Lobbying Database
Lobbying Disclosure Act Database

Newt's name does not appear in any of these, nor do any of his organizations.
14 posted on 01/23/2012 4:37:58 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: BagCamAddict

It works out to a billing rate of $156/hr for 40 hrs/week of work.

Lol...we pay expert programmers that rate.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 4:39:48 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Mitt: When are you going to release your Freddie Mac contract, Newt?!

Newt: An hour ago.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 4:39:55 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: musicman

Poor Slick Willard. Must have a bunch of idiots working for him. Didn’t I hear some of McCains incompetents were on his staff? LOL


17 posted on 01/23/2012 4:44:26 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Utmost Certainty

18 posted on 01/23/2012 4:44:42 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: onyx

I’ve got to admit that is one nice touch.

Mitt is gonna have a fit.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 4:46:18 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: musicman

Yep, Newt pretty much took that issue right off the table for Mitt. I wonder what he’ll whine about now? Newt the disgaced speaker I imagine. The only reason Romney didn’t get run out of office as a disgrace is because he didn’t run for another term knowing full well that Deval Patrick would have beaten him terribly. He let his Lt. Gov get beaten by 20% instead.


20 posted on 01/23/2012 4:47:31 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Mitt just got played. Just think what Newt will do to Barry when Barry can’t even play tic-tac-toe.


21 posted on 01/23/2012 4:47:42 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

But....but....but.... where is Matt Drudge’s siren??? (drudge=romney shill)


22 posted on 01/23/2012 4:50:35 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Utmost Certainty

I am confused. What services would Freddie Mac need from the Center for Healthcare Transformation? Freddie Mac is essentially a mortgage company. The Center for Healthcare Transformation suggests ways to provide better delivery of healthcare services to the public. I don’t see why Freddie Mac would need such information.


23 posted on 01/23/2012 4:51:31 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

I am confused. What services would Freddie Mac need from the Center for Healthcare Transformation? Freddie Mac is essentially a mortgage company. The Center for Healthcare Transformation suggests ways to provide better delivery of healthcare services to the public. I don’t see why Freddie Mac would need such information.


24 posted on 01/23/2012 4:51:36 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

LMAO.

Newt needs to revists his bill rate. He’s way under charging.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 4:51:44 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Utmost Certainty

LMAO! I wonder why Mitt — or Newt, for that matter — but particularly Mitt, who after all was until very recently the presumptive frontrunner/nominee, hasn’t challenged Obama to release his high-school records, college transcripts, thesis, etc.?


26 posted on 01/23/2012 4:52:40 PM PST by kevao
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To: Raebie

$300,000 for 2006? Didn’t Mitt make more than that giving speeches last year?


27 posted on 01/23/2012 4:52:55 PM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: SatinDoll

I guess you must be 100 percent wrong when you say this doesn’t matter. Obviously it does matter to Newt. Now APOLOGIZE IMMEDIATELY!!!!


28 posted on 01/23/2012 4:53:06 PM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: BagCamAddict

The high-power lawyers can charge a thousand bucks an hour (maybe more, just recalling an article I read a while back), so this is in that ballpark.


29 posted on 01/23/2012 4:53:18 PM PST by aposiopetic
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To: Utmost Certainty
Mitt: "When are you going to release your Freddie Mac contract?"

Newt: "I did, about an hour ago. So when are you going to release your tax returns....?"

Mitt: "Uhhh, well, I, uh, CPA's and accountants, and well, I intend to, after, nomination, er, uh......"

30 posted on 01/23/2012 4:54:10 PM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Apparently Mitt does not know the difference between a lobbyist and a consultant going by what he has been saying the last couple of days. You have to hand it to Leroy. The timing is perfect to release it right before the debate. Hahahahaha. GO NEWT GO! GO LEROY!


31 posted on 01/23/2012 4:54:50 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ynotjjr

If he ever gets around to releasing his tax returns, we’ll know for sure.


32 posted on 01/23/2012 4:55:17 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Same here and I would also be interested in who the third parties referenced by FM are before October.


33 posted on 01/23/2012 4:55:31 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: JediJones
LOL

In all fairness, the Romneys have no idea how to fight a war, political or otherwise.

The entire family has avoided serving in the US military for over 150 years (not counting the period when they fled to Mexico to practice polygamy)

FUMR!

34 posted on 01/23/2012 4:57:41 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Now, I want to see a copy of the report on what Newt told them (although I heard him explain it)

He wanted them to stop what they were doing and he thinks Freddie and Fannie should have been broken up into four or five entities.

I don’t know about that, I could care less if they were allowed to go bankrupt and die.


35 posted on 01/23/2012 4:58:24 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel; jwalsh07

The contract was made through the Gingrich Group, LLC. Not the Center for Health Transformation.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 4:58:40 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Before Myth and his cohorts have thought of the question, Newt has already thought of the answer.


37 posted on 01/23/2012 4:58:48 PM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: napscoordinator

Oh, poor baby. You need a nap.


38 posted on 01/23/2012 4:59:38 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Raebie

“Newt needs to revists his bill rate. He’s way under charging.”

Hell, I deal with an elder care attorney and pay him $250 an hour...


39 posted on 01/23/2012 5:00:44 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

“The Gingrich Group was organized in 1999 as a consulting company. Over time, its non-health clients were dropped, and it was renamed the Center for Health Transformation. In 2011, when he became a presidential candidate, Gingrich sold his interest in the business. It continues to sell many Gingrich-related books, videos, and other products.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich#Gingrich_Group_and_the_Center_for_Health_Transformation


41 posted on 01/23/2012 5:03:27 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: katiedidit1

Still hoping that Newt will educate willard on the workings of DC. A lobbyist MUST be registered. Willard knows no more about the workings of DC then the current resident of the White House


42 posted on 01/23/2012 5:03:37 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Utmost Certainty
Transparency. That's what it looks like, Obama!
43 posted on 01/23/2012 5:04:15 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: BagCamAddict

“It works out to a billing rate of $156/hr for 40 hrs/week of work. “

For Newt that is chicken feed. I charge that just for basic business consulting services. It’s an easy $600/hr for specialty services of any kind.


44 posted on 01/23/2012 5:04:39 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Someone will correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the Center for Healthcare Transformation website is merely REPORTING on what Newt’s campaign released, and are hosting a copy of the contract on their website as a service for readers. It would be as if the New York Times reported on a press release, and provided a copy of the exact release for their readers. It doesn’t mean the CHT had anything to do with Newt or Freddie Mac.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 5:05:38 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: babygene

He would make more money selling hammers to the State Department.


46 posted on 01/23/2012 5:06:18 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Exhibit 2 is a bit of thin soup, although it shows Newt as consultant, and not as a lobbyist.

"Consultant will provide consulting and related services as requested by Freddie Mac's Director, Public Policy in exchange for which Freddie Mac will pay Consultant $25,000 per each full calendar month during which Consultant provides Services."

47 posted on 01/23/2012 5:07:17 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Marie Antoinette

48 posted on 01/23/2012 5:07:39 PM PST by show
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To: SatinDoll

LOL! needs someone to coordinate naptimes:)


49 posted on 01/23/2012 5:08:10 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Raebie

We charged more to repair copiers.


50 posted on 01/23/2012 5:08:59 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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