Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Trump pushes breaking the law, expects everyone to roll over for it (greg Dworkin) · Monday, December 26, 2016, 9:13 am

Dana Milbank/WaPo:

A new solution for Trump and his team of billionaires: Ignore the law

Trump lieutenant Newt Gingrich this week proposed an elegant solution for all the conflicts of interest swirling around the president-elect and his team of billionaires: Ignore the law.

President-elect Donald Trump, Gingrich said, should let those in his administration do as they wish with their personal fortunes and business interests and pardon them if they are found to have violated laws against using public office for personal enrichment. “He could simply say, ‘Look, I want them to be my advisers, I pardon them if anybody finds them to have behaved against the rules, period’,” Gingrich said on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” on Monday.

“Drain the Swamp” is so October.

In another NPR interview on Wednesday, Gingrich said Trump’s “swamp” campaign theme had been relegated to the marshlands of history, asserting that “he now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore.”

I get why Trump wants to push breaking/ignoring the law when it’s to his advantage. I don’t get people letting him get away with it. And I will never get voters who thought it acceptable to vote for a fellow who promised to do it.

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