Newt Gingrich: Hillary's Actions Were Unconstitutional
Sandy Fitzgerald NewsMax
If Hillary Clinton were any other public figure, she'd face indictment for her role in a foundation that was accepting multimillion dollar contributions from foreign governments, a fired-up former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday.
"If this was any person but Hillary Clinton they'd be under indictment right now for a clearly straightforward problem." Gingrich said during a panel discussion on ABC's "This Week" program. "This isn't a political problem; this is a historic problem. The Constitution of the United States says you cannot take money from foreign governments without explicit permission of the Congress."
"It is clear and federal law," he continued. "I think there's a very simple case here. The Constitution says you can't take this stuff. We have federal laws that say you can't take that stuff.
Further, he insisted, "it's illegal and its dangerous to America to have foreign governments get in the habit of bribing people who happen to be the husband of the secretary of state or the next president of the United States."
Under the Constitution's "Emoluments Clause, which Clinton's opponents are using as ammunition in the donation scandal,persons holding public office are not to accept money from other countries without permission from Congress.