Newt Gingrich

Laws Don’t Apply to the Wealthy

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.

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. 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.

– Republican Newt Gingrich, December 19, 2016, when ask about Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest

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