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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-4 9:23 AM 
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/possibility-of-trump-pardoning-himself-sparks-gop-pushback/ar-AAyaZ1r?li=BBnbcA1&srcref=rss&ocid=iehrs

Possibility of Trump pardoning himself sparks GOP pushback

New talk of President Trump possibly pardoning himself drew pushback from Republicans on the Sunday show circuit this week.

Both congressional Republicans and the president's attorney Rudy Giuliani urged caution that a self-issued pardon could be politically problematic for Trump.

But Giuliani said the president "probably" has the power to give himself a pardon even though doing so would prove to be difficult.

"I think the political ramifications of that would be tough. Pardoning other people is one thing. Pardoning yourself is another," Giuliani told ABC's "This Week."

"Other presidents have pardoned people in circumstances like this, both in their administration and sometimes the next president, even of a different party will come along and pardon," he continued.

On NBC's "Meet the Press," Giuliani went even further, saying that such a move "would just be unthinkable, and it would lead to probably an immediate impeachment."...................

 

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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-4 9:23 AM 
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The big question is: if Trump is as innocent as he says he is, why is he worrying about whether he can pardon himself?

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  • Edited June 7, 2018 1:29 pm  by  YWN666
 

 
From: DeaMondaJun-4 7:16 PM 
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YWN666 said...

he big question is: if Trump is as innoecnt as he says he is, why is he worrying about whether he can pardon himself?

Dea: he will say he is being set up by fake news and the deep state

 

 
From: BlueManDudeJun-4 7:25 PM 
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He can't even wipe himself...

 

 
From: wyrd0 DelphiPlus Member IconJun-4 10:56 PM 
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Cart before the jackass... They have to impeach him before criminally charging him with anything.

OTOH, if pardoning himself before being charged is legal, they can just look stupider trying to impeach him for NOT breaking any law.

 

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-5 6:42 AM 
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Why would he pardon himself before being charged?  Isn't that an admission of guilt?

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From: wyrd0 DelphiPlus Member IconJun-6 10:07 AM 
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No more than a plea bargain is. If he finds he can, Nixon & Clinton will wish they thought of that!

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-6 11:43 AM 
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A plea bargain is a prosecutor and a defendant both saying "I could lose this one"

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From: wyrd0 DelphiPlus Member IconJun-6 9:16 PM 
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So, admitting guilt...

Fun fact, in USA, the 'poor' are advised to take whatever deal by 'public defenders'.

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-7 6:43 AM 
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Not necessarily admitting guilt.  It could be an acknowledgement that the deck is stacked against the defendant.

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