I told you this morning that anti-Newt forces would try to use Nancy Pelosi’s claim that she had secret information about Newt.

And the Romney campaign didn’t waste any time, sending out a mass e-mail quoting Pelosi as well as Romney attacking Newt on Fox & Friends about Pelosi’s statement.

Here’s the e-mail (click to enlarge):

Newt sat on a couch with Pelosi. The Romney campaign is getting in bed with her.

Update:  Just as the Romney campaign was seeking to use Pelosi’s threat, Pelosi was backing off Pelosi’s office says she has no new dirt on ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich (h/t Weasel Zippers):

 “The ‘something’ Leader Pelosi knows is that Newt Gingrich will not be President of the United States. She made that clear last night,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement….

But on Wednesday, Hammill repeated that all of the information from the investigation is in the public realm.