Gingrich: Sure, Release My Freddie Mac Records

Says it's up to his former firm
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2012 10:28 AM CST
Newt Gingrich: Sure, Release My Freddie Mac Records
Newt Gingrich walks inside of the Basilica of the National Shrine after Mass in Washington Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney is demanding that Newt Gingrich release records from his time at Freddie Mac—and Gingrich says that's no problem ... alas, it's out of his hands. He tells ABC News that it would be "very helpful" for his former firm to release his contract with Freddie ahead of Florida's primary. "Our attorneys are talking with the company," Center for Health Transformation, he says.

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"You know, I left the company, so it’s their decision. But I’d be very comfortable releasing them," Gingrich adds, noting that it's "ironic" that Romney should ask for them. "Here’s someone who has released none of his business records, who has decided to make a stand on transparency without being transparent." Indeed, "I did no lobbying, period." Romney "keeps using the word lobbyist because I’m sure his consultants tell him it scores well." But "he is deliberately saying things he knows are false." (Read more Newt Gingrich stories.)

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