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Old 20th January 2021, 06:44 AM   #104
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
No. Benefitted from voting late, but reporting is out there that is suggesting that Trump sees a self-pardon as risky, as it might provoke squishy Republicans into convicting at an impeachment hearing.

4.5 hrs left, no self-pardon yet.
I'd imagine the bigger danger than impeachment would be that federal criminal charges are just a small part of his legal trouble. His best bet to stay out of jail is that there is Trump fatigue once the proceedings get stretched out enough and it becomes a big enough headache so deals are struck that leave him not in jail and living on some sort of stipend.

If he self-pardoned it would substantially increase the will to see him convicted and punished in state court.
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