1. MISUSE OF TAX-DEDUCTIBLE FUNDS
That Gingrich used tax-exempt donations to underwrite his college course called Renewing American Civilization, which he told donors would promote the Republican cause. Federal law prohibits use of tax-exempt contributions for partisan political activities.
The committee did not accuse him of violating any laws. He admits the funding was questionable but blames lack of good legal advice.
WHY IT'S AN ISSUE
Tax experts disagree about whether any laws were violated. But Gingrich's attempt to plead ignorance of the law rings hollow, particularly coming from one of the nation's top lawmakers. Also, GOPAC...