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November 17th, 2011
12:29 PM ET

Gingrich paid to influence GOP?

CNN's Brian Todd reports on new information about Newt Gingrich's role with Freddie Mac and how much he was paid.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Brian Todd • Freddie Mac • Newt Gingtich
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  1. Marry

    Newt is very clever – but still, he is corrupt to his very core! Working for the American people – that is what YOU are supposed to believe! But actually, he never said that. He only works for 1% of the people – but, why would he then ask for more than 1% to vote for him? It is up to YOU to send him (and the other GOP/TP “candidates”) packing in 2012!

    November 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  2. Jim Lanpher

    If the Health and Mortgage industries think Gingrich's guidance is worth millions we should 'hire' him to be President. At only $400K per years we'll be getting a bargain! Newt's the smartest, toughest, most experienced leader we have.

    November 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  3. Ted

    All the comments about each time the media comes up with information on any candidate this is what news is about we should know everything there is to know about those seeking the office of President. What my concern is that people take this as an attack on those seeking this office. This is most likely the only vetting process done and look what is coming out on Newt now, its no wonder he's so smooth but listen carefully he seldom answers a question he doesn't like he may run his mouth but nothing substantive comes out and no one will call him out on it, even when CNN interviewed him he controlled the interview, Wolf or Cafferty need to take him to task or even Fox if they have the backbone to expose one of their own.

    November 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  4. feudi

    So Fannie and Freddie paid The Newt $1,600,000 over nine years for his historical prespective. Man, that's at least one engagement ring for Callista!

    November 18, 2011 at 8:23 am |
  5. s in fl

    The man is the epitome if not the poster boy for what's wrong with our system. Let him keep running his mouth. It's good for the opposition.

    November 18, 2011 at 7:10 am |
  6. manny oliver

    As long as he get his money, that all he care about, then goes against the hand that feet him, what a man, but the GOP is the their cry out for, Mitt Mitt Mitt. They are the ones that bring all the dirt out on anybody who get higher rating.
    Why not just nominate him and get it over with?

    November 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
  7. Greg, Ontario

    You guys crack me up the way you let the media push you around, home of the brave my butt. Did you all notice the way he ended this supposedly breaking news story? " We checked the records and found nothing. We checked with Freddie Mac blah blah blah." It's all BS to narrow the GOP field down. The media makes up some stupid story with no provable facts and puts this huge negative tone or spin on it and Americans eat all up. Any wonder you are 14 trillion dollars in debt.

    November 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
    • feudi

      Excuse me...we're 15,000,000,000,000 Dollars in debt. Try to keep up willya...

      November 18, 2011 at 8:21 am |
    • steve, phoenix, AZ

      Great observation, Greg ! Mad, Far-left Attack Dogs trying to pass for NEUTRAL journalists ! Both Msnbc, and CNN are just ticking time bombs, waiting for a HUMONGOUS Libel suit to walk into....and they WILL.

      November 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  8. Griff

    "Information, comes from Informers? Which type of informers would want to inform on their own? Very few! So what exactly does this guy 'Brian Todd' hope to gain. Could he also be just another doing his job? Who were his source??
    Is he a Democrate with an axe to grind? He's do better to use that axe on Obama, who ruined the Democrates, for he's own agenda."

    November 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  9. Rich

    Well certainly no one will be surprised that Gingrich is pointing fingers at other people while he himself has done worse. The man is a politician and that is what politicians do. He went after Clinton for impeachment for having an affair and lying to the American people about it while he himself was having affairs. That was certainly the pot calling the kettle black.

    We have all grown to believe that politicians lie. If their lips are moving they are not quite telling the truth. It has become the norm in Washington. The trick is to make others look slightly worse then you are. It only takes a few more votes then the other guy to win and it certainly doesn't mater if you use lies, deceit or half truths to get those votes. The other guy is going to be doing the exact same thing. There is an old saying, " There is no honor among thieves" and politicians in Washington are masters of it.

    November 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  10. Scott T. Collins WA St

    Everyone knows Mr. Gingrich is an experienced man. Though he is, or was, a Fox News contributor and favorite, even they will throw him under the bus in favor of Romney who is their pick and will do anything to keep all other numbers down to appoint [him] as their nominee. New to the national scene Gov. Perry had a few missteps yes, but the Bush machine is alive and well over at that network to make sure he, Perry, does not rise again.

    November 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm |

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