Newton Leroy Gingrich is in a heap-o'-trouble politically and he knows it, and now he could have some legal issues, too.
All those aides who resigned en masse from his campaign knew better than to stick around, and we've known all along that his real aim was to make a few extra bucks, probably to pay off his $500,000 Tiffany bill. Who could blame him for needing a pricey cruise to escape from what he must have known was coming his way? Oh, that's right, we could.
GOP Presidential contender Newt Gingrich attacked the "elite media" Wednesday for running "hit pieces" against him, even as tax and ethics experts were telling ABC News that the recent reports on a charity Gingrich founded have spawned serious questions about the former House Speaker's business and charity empire.
"I think he's in a world of trouble from a tax standpoint," said Marcus S. Owens, who ran the IRS Exempt Organizations Division for ten years, and who now works in private practice in Washington. "There are clearly enough questions there for the IRS to begin an investigation."
Let the investigation begin.