Trump confirms he’s at least thinking about presidential pardons
Can I pardon everyone?
President Donald Trump wakes up on Saturday mornings thinking about all the presidential pardons he could issue.
His latest tweetstorm, about the unfairness of the investigation into his associates’ ties to Russia, Anthony Scaramucci and Democratic obstruction, included an interesting tweet that’s getting some attention.
While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
Journalists, politicians, and others on Twitter were quick to chime in about the tweet seemingly related to the ongoing Russia investigation.
Only crime so far https://t.co/m0gAfHcvpt
Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 22, 2017
2) President Trump is thinking hard about the pardon power and asking his lawyers about its scope -first reference to it in his timeline
David Frum (@davidfrum) July 22, 2017
How quickly we’ve reached the point in which the President’s chosen defense is to lay the groundwork for his own attempted pardon. https://t.co/fB2Sa9Gv8G
Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) July 22, 2017
Even by Trump standards, this is quite the morning tweetstorm pic.twitter.com/eBcCMZFVDL
Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 22, 2017
Are you going to try and pardon your family, associates and yourself? “Many people are saying” it would indicate guilt or obstruction. https://t.co/Y5cLxFEITj
Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 22, 2017
Donald Trump confirms he’s looking at pardon power.
You only need a pardon if you committed a crime… https://t.co/PqN2WaZ8j4
Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) July 22, 2017
There’s one caveat to this.
There’s debate over the president’s complete power to pardon himself: https://t.co/kH9lrvsS25 https://t.co/bMpdTf5kgM
Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 22, 2017
Hmm. Good morning.