Thread: Pardons
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Old 13th January 2021, 08:48 AM   #91
Segnosaur
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Originally Posted by Spektator View Post
Reportedly, when lawyers advised Trump that he could not pardon himself, the president decided he wouldn't pardon anyone. Or more accurately, he placed pardons on hold, no doubt dismaying Rudy Giuliani.
One of the interesting parts about that article is the following quote from reporter Johnathan Karl:
"The president has been warned, David, by some of his lawyers that if he goes ahead and pardons himself, he could be more vulnerable to civil lawsuits, including from some of those injured in the Capitol riot, because a self-pardon would be seen as an admission that he did something wrong that he would need to be pardoned for"

In another thread, some posters were suggesting Trump might try the self-pardon because "what has he got to lose". Well, that's a pretty good indication about what he could lose.
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