• WILL TRUMP PARDON MORE THAN OBAMA?

WILL TRUMP PARDON MORE THAN OBAMA?

Regardless, none will compare to Jackson’s controversy in 1830

There comes a time when every President must face the inevitable reality that they are out of a job.

What do most of these men do with this realization that campaigning is over? They pardon whomever they want without fear of consequences.

The best evidence that President Trump deep down knows he lost in November is the pardon of Michael Flynn. Flynn will be the first of many -- and a few will be controversial -- but, historically speaking, it will be difficult to surpass the controversy of past pardons and even more difficult to surpass past Presidents’ numbers. Of course, the entire premise of this article will change if he attempts to pardon himself.

First as always, the Constitution: Article II, Section II reads, “He shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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