Rolling Stone is out with a piece that seems to point to than with reports that Trump is telling people called into testify on cases if he’s President again he’d pardon anyone that get’s in trouble with the Feds?
I’m no lawyer but that seems to be a Quid pro Quo?
Pardon’s from a President are not any good in state or local court actions….
And knowing Trump?
This might not anything but cover fire against the Justice Dept. efforts to indict him……
There ARE those of us who believe thgat Donald Trump is NOT gonna be President again making this moot….
DONALD TRUMP HAS privately told confidants that, should he be re-elected president, he could pardon any of his allies if they face charges from the Biden-era Justice Department in two major probes, two people familiar with the matter tell Rolling Stone.
Since last summer, the former president has been telling some of those close to him that the pardons would be for higher-level people and could come early in his time in office, effectively wiping away a multi-year effort to hold powerful people and their cohorts legally accountable for their actions during and after Trump’s first term.
“This would be like hitting the delete-key on all of [the] DOJ’s work on these investigations — and be an opening shot in his next war on the ‘Deep State,’” says one of the sources, adding it would be part of Trump “cleaning house” at the start of his second term….
The proposal for early-term pardons for high-level officials adds a new layer to Trump’s broadcasted plans to shield his team from legal accountability. At a Jan. 2022 rally, he teased potential pardons for Jan. 6 rioters. “If I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons, because they are being treated so unfairly,” Trump said then in a speech outside Houston. (Trump recently contributed audio for a group of incarcerated Jan. 6 prisoners for a recording called “Justice for All.”)
Not everyone in the Trump orbit is impressed with his idea for issuing rapid pardons should he return to the Oval Office. Nor are many of the senior veterans of his administration, including those who helped defend him and his White House against the feds…..
Trump is no stranger to politically connected pardons. With months left before leaving office, the former president dished out clemency to a host of allies. That included one for Paul Manafort, chairman of his 2016 campaign, who was serving a 47-month sentence for eight felony convictions. He also gave a full pardon to Roger Stone, who’d tried to thwart the federal investigation into ties between Trump and Russia and was convicted of eight felonies….
One would NOT be surprised if a Federally convicted Donadl Trump sigened off a a Biden agreement to not incarcerate him with a pardon to NEVER run for political office again…
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