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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:30 AM

FBI Considered a Sting on Newt in 1997

Way back in 1997, when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House and married to his second wife, the FBI considered launching a sting operation over an alleged bribe.

The case was originally brought to the FBI and federal prosecutors by a convicted arms dealer, perfectly named Sarkis Soghanalian, who claimed that Marianne Gingrich (Newt's then-wife) said in 1995 during a meeting in Paris that she could provide legislative favors through her husband.

Soghanalian, who was convicted and served two years for conspiring to sell U.S. helicopters to Iraq, took Marianne up on her offer. He told her that he wanted Newt's help to get the Iraqi arms embargo lifted, so he could collect an outstanding $80 million debt from Saddam Hussein.... Daily Intel

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/12/fbi-considered-a-sting-on-newt-in-1997.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:49 AM

1. When will the "liberal media" ask Newt about it?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 12:28 PM

3. If they're really "liberal" they shouldn't say a f'ing word about it now

and save it for the General Election. Newt has ton of skeletons and would make a great candidate to run against.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 12:18 PM

2. He also had his wives pimping for him? Whatta guy!

That is pretty incredible.

Me thinks Newty-Baby should have stayed in his wing-back armchair devising ways to revise history (which he seems to enjoy doing), rather than run for POTUS. Enough of his shenanigans may come to light and ruin his "reputation" forever more.

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