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Old 11th January 2021, 12:11 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
Agree.

1. Only a person who has been charged and found guilty of an offence should be eligible to receive a Presidential pardon, and only for that offence.

2. The DoJ Pardons office can recommend a pardon, which would then need to be ratified by a simple majority vote of both the House and the Senate before being sent to the President for approval or non-approval as he sees fit.

3. The President can ask the DoJ to recommend a pardon, and if they agree, the recommendation needs to be ratified by a simple majority vote of both the House and the Senate before being sent to the President for approval

4. No recommendation for a pardon should be allowed from election day to inauguration day..e. during the lame duck period.
No executive can pardon themselves or immediate family or individuals with quid pro quo possibilities.
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