Gingrich’s Former Company To Release Freddie Mac Contract

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A consulting firm founded by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has agreed to release contracts with mortgage giant Freddie Mac that paid the company $1.6 million.

The release would come months after Gingrich’s business relationship with Freddie Mac was first disclosed and following a series of fresh attacks by GOP rival Mitt Romney.

A spokeswoman for the Center for Health Transformation, Susan Meyers, says the company plans to release the information before Monday night’s debate.

Gingrich helped create the center.

Gingrich, who sold his interest in the company, has said he provided only consulting services for Freddie Mac and was never a lobbyist. He’s come under attack for payments from Freddie Mac after criticizing others who received campaign donations from the federally backed mortgage company.

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