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Campaign 2012 / Gingrich Finances / A Discussion #995523

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The issue of the mix of Republican presidential candidate former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's non-profit and business activities introduced; details given about his charity foundation Renewing American Leadership {ReAL} and its ties to Gingrich Communications, Inc. [With ABC News producer, GINGRICH - avoids questions about his business.] Statements from ReAL head Pastor Jim Garlow† about getting materials from Gingrich and from a Gingrich spokesman quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN producer Shannon Travis† and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government in Washington Melanie Sloan about Gingrich's financial questions. [TRAVIS - says Gingrich brushed off the questions from ABC; recounts prior problems for Gingrich.] [SLOAN - says this is quite a problem: a charity that does not engage in charitable activities, but appears to be involved in campaign activities; explains the possible unethical and legal parts of the Gingrich ties; indicates the IRS may take a look at the mixing of campaign and charitable activities.]

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