Gingrich Payment Plan

House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he is getting a 300-thousand dollar loan from former Senate majority leader Bob Dole. Gingrich says he'll use the money to pay what the ethics committee has called a "reimbursement" of the cost of investigating allegations against Gingrich. The panel found that Gingrich had violated House rules by not getting proper legal advice on using tax-exempt project to advance political goals. Gingrich also admitted that inaccurate statements were submitted in his name to the ethics committee. NPR's Brian Naylor reports that the Speaker says it is important for him to pay the money with private funds, and not use donations.



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