Recriminations in Newt-ville Staff
Posted: Jun 16, 2011 9:30 AM
Recriminations in Newt-ville

In a long interview with National Review, Gingrich adviser Joe DeSantis outlines what the campaign team looks like, post-exodus. Among the revelations: Gingrich's daughter, Kathy Lubbers, has taken the role of senior adviser and longtime Newt coauthor Vice Haley has become policy director.

Looking back at last week's resignations, DeSantis raises the Rick Perry issue without naming names:

[T]he way the advisers resigned has raised eyebrows from DeSantis and others close to Gingrich. “We do not know for sure how they coordinated their departure,” he says. “But we are curious about whether there were any inappropriate conversations or actions. There is a lot of talk that another potential candidate made it clear that he may join the race. If former staffers were being paid by the campaign — yet plotting to join another campaign — that would be a major conflict of interest.