If you already thought the Executive Order system falls somewhere between problematic and completely unconstitutional, this takes it to a whole new, never before seen level of corruption.
Thanks to all the leaks, America now knows our government is essentially one giant pay-for-play operation. That’s how it works. That’s how the DNC works. That’s how the Clinton Foundation works.
But how far does that go?
How about bypassing Congress entirely with money in the most literal sense possible.
This leaked email chain hints at something that kind of makes votes and lobbyists and, well, all of it rather pointless.
If someone’s wealthy enough, can they straight up buy an executive order?
These days, the president uses Executive Orders to bypass Congress, even though there is no constitutional provision that explicitly permits the use of executive orders. It’s a system that’s been heavily abused in the past but now, apparently, it’s for sale.