As presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich faced new criticism from rivals for his advisory role at Freddie Mac, a consulting firm he founded released today a copy of a consulting agreement he signed in 2006 with the mortgage company.
The 16-page document doesn't specify what Gingrich did in his role as a consultant, and it only covers one year of his multi-year services.
Gingrich earned at least $1.6 million working with Freddie Mac during an eight-year period beginning in 1999. The contract released tonight covered 2006, a year in which he was to be paid $300,000.
The contract was solely for consulting purposes and not lobbying,’’ a center statement said.