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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Let's Go to the Videotape! What Happened in Newt Gingrich's Private Meeting with Bill Clinton?

"Did Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich have secret meetings prior to Clinton’s impeachment hearings? "

"For evidence to support his contention that he did not back down in his battles with Bill Clinton, Gingrich pointed to Gillon's The Pact — but that solid historical work does not provide much of a defense. Gillon writes that in 1998 Gingrich "went from blasting Clinton in April for being the most corrupt president in history to giving him a free pass in August."

"One night, Marianne says, Bill Clinton called from the White House. She answered the phone and the president asked if he could please speak to her husband. Could the Speaker come over immediately? After he hung up, Newt summoned his driver and went in the back door to the Oval Office. During that meeting, he would tell her later, Clinton laid it out for him: "You're a lot like me," he told him." — Esquire

Whatever else happened at that meeting, Newt Gingrich was muzzled in the critical run-up to the '98 midterms. Three weeks before the election, Gingrich got a visit from Kenneth Duberstein, a senior Republican who had served as chief of staff to Ronald Reagan. "He says, 'What's going on? We're gonna lose seats if something doesn't change.' " Marianne jumped in, too. "I asked Newt, 'What are you doing? Why aren't we out there blasting them?' "

Well, Three Beers Later has finally secured the archival video of that seminal moment in Newt Gingrich's political career.  See for yourself what went down when these two white trash political titans met face to face in the dead of night...

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