Various sources told NBC that President Donald Trump has discussed issuing pardons to family members and associates.
A questionable move. According to NBC, sources say the president feels embattled and not because he believes that he or his family and colleagues did anything wrong or illegal. The New York Times reported that the president wants to grant pre-emptive pardons for his three oldest kids, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and attorney Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani says the reports are “totally false.”
On Tuesday Trump tweeted, ” Pardon investigation is Fake News!”
President Trump continues to blame electoral fraud for his loss and without providing any proof, the president and his team continue to go on lengthy tirades. The President has yet to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden won the popular vote in the 2020 Presidential election.
President Trump has flexed his power already. Last week, Michael Flynn received a pardon after lying to the FBI and pleading guilty. In July, Roger Stone was granted a pardon after he was convicted of obstructing an investigation for Russia’s involvement with the 2016 presidential election.
Unsealed court documents recently revealed that an investigation was taking place because of a suspected “bribery-for-pardon” scheme. The documents do not directly name any individuals in the suspected scheme.