Swamp Draining Update
Via Politico, Trump sycophant, Newt Gingrich:
“We’ve never seen this kind of wealth in the White House, and so traditional rules don’t work,” Gingrich said Monday during an appearance on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” about the president-elect’s business interests. “We’re going to have to think up a whole new approach.”
And should someone in the Trump administration cross the line, Gingrich has a potential answer for that too.
“In the case of the president, he has a broad ability to organize the White House the way he wants to. He also has, frankly, the power of the pardon,” Gingrich said. “It’s a totally open power. He could simply say, ‘Look, I want them to be my advisers. I pardon them if anyone finds them to have behaved against the rules. Period. Technically, under the Constitution, he has that level of authority.”
So, if Trump wants an adviser he should issue blanket pardons for bad behavior?
Nothing authoritarian about that whatsoever…
All snark aside, it is troubling to have major media figures/politicos with ties to the incoming administration to be making these kinds of suggestions.