Newt Gingrich’s consulting firm yesterday released a copy of its 2006 contract with Freddie Mac, which covers just one year of his multiple years of service and documents only $300,000 of the $1.6 million he received from the mortgage company.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said today that he still can’t release his contract with Freddie Mac -- even though the mortgage finance company gave him permission to do so -- because the decision is up to his business partners in his consulting firm.
Newt Gingrich’s former consulting firm released a second contract with Freddie Mac, the government-backed mortgage company, signed in July 1999 that required the former U.S. House speaker to help develop messages that would “contribute to the achievement of Freddie Mac business goals.”
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says his lawyers are blocking him from releasing his consulting contracts with Freddie Mac, while he continues to offer accounts of what he did for the government-backed mortgage lending institution that differ from those who worked with him.
Testifying before Senate committees in 2003 and 2006, Newt Gingrich commanded attention as a former House speaker. He used the opportunities to share his vision of the future of health care -- and to mention a few clients.