Chaffetz's position is that wealth puts you above the law: “The president and vice president are exempt. The voters understood this was a wealthy individual.”
On Thursday, President-elect took to Twitter to fill the swamp even more with an unethical push for L.L. Bean, the company of Trump PAC donor.
"The @SenateGOP are bypassing important steps to make sure these billionaire cabinet nominees are free of dangerous conflicts of interest."
Senate Democrats are calling for the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Trump's HHS nominee, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) for making $300,000 in trades in healthcare stocks while pushing legislation that would impact the stock price of the companies Price owned shares in.
Suspected of receiving illicit gifts and favors from foreign and domestic business executives, Netanyahu was questioned by police “under caution.”
"Corruption, scandals, gutting of ethics rules aren't new; they've been the GOP way going all the way back to Reagan. "
According to CNN, "President-elect Donald Trump dramatically strong-armed House Republicans into line Tuesday in his first Washington power play."
"By crippling the OCE, House Republicans are signaling a return to the days...when Republican corruption in Congress ran rampant."
"With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog...their number one act"
"There's been an overzealousness in some of the processes over the years," The truth is, legislators targeted by the OCE have voted it away
The president-elect is already personally profiting from the presidency, as Trump sold tickets to a New Year's Eve party that will be held at his private club and attended by the Trump family.
"This a ridiculous shame? He loves these kids, has raised millions of dollars for them, and now must stop. Wrong answer!"
"Political ignorance in the USA is the greatest threat to our democracy -- 50 years of personal observation indicates it is worse than ever!"
It was Donald Trump's own son who had the idea of selling time with the President Of The United States in exchange for million dollar donations.
"I'm told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn't want to use it anymore."
He can claim he would have campaigned differently if there were no electoral college but then so would have Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump's transition team is in full backpedal mode after his sons Eric and Don Jr. were caught selling access to the president in exchange for a vaguely worded charitable donation.
Trump did project his real intent to run for president saying, "I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it."
Trump's strategy for working with thugs is to let thugs be thugs as long as Trump gets a cut. And that includes the thugs in Trump's own cabinet.
Gates says it's ok because he met Rex "through our mutual involvement in...the Boy Scouts of America" while Rice doesn't mention their business ties at all