Media Matters reports:There is oh so much more at the link, including two new major ethical concerns associated with Trump's family business which are being reported even as Gingrich is advocating changing ethics rules to accommodate Trump.
Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich is advocating for Congress to "change the ethics laws" for President-elect Donald Trump, rather than forcing Trump to "disentangle himself from his multibillion-dollar business to avoid conflicts of interest with his incoming administration."Gingrich's argument is explicitly to rewrite the rules because Trump is wealthy, saying during an interview on NPR: "We've never seen this kind of wealth in the White House, and so traditional rules don't work. We're going to have to think up a whole new approach."
…Gingrich, a staunch Trump supporter, is calling for "a whole new approach" for Congress to address Trump's potential conflicts of interest: "Change the ethics laws." Gingrich also suggested that Trump could use "the power of the pardon" to get around ethics laws by saying "Look, I want them to be my advisers. I pardon them if anyone finds them to have behaved against the rules. Period."
It is not, of course, Trump's "wealth" that is at issue, but how he accumulates it.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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