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It's customary for presidents on the tail-end of their stay to pardon a few people on their way out.
On Wednesday, Trump announced a full pardon to his ally, retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in its investigation of the 2016 election.

Lots of speculation to the long list of others... like Roger Stone and Paul Manafort.

Does this list of pardons signify the realization that Trump acknowledges his presidential term will end in January?

Comments (9)

ashlander
Nope.
"Does this list of pardons signify the realization that Trump acknowledges his presidential term will end in January?"

Yes, he acknowledges his time is up in the white house, but continue to say that the election was fraudulent.

He said he will leave the WH peacefully. What a disappointment, I wanted to see the Seal Team in action.
"He said he will leave the WH peacefully. What a disappointment, I wanted to see the Seal Team in action."

T-Rump "SAID?" Since when is his word worth anything? This coming Exodus may be his last crack at some outlandish public spectacle at public expense. Tens of millions will be watching. Surely he won't let it pass. Hell, he could pardon himself. That may not work ultimately, but it would keep the pot stirred.

After that come the lawsuits for fraud that he has dodged ex-officio. We can expect continuing episodes such as T-Rump Arrested, T-Rump Enters Prison, T-Rump Goes On 3-hour Hunger Strike. etc, etc. It's sort of a sick parody on the Stations of the Cross.
Small tidbit:
Trump's pardon, which he announced in a tweet, means Flynn will theoretically no longer be protected from self-incrimination under the 5th Amendment should he ever be called to testify against Trump.

I said this before that Twitter shouldn't be used as the voice of the White House policy.
Some of those Tweets may come back to bite him.
Trump's Corrupt Pardon of Flynn MUST be Challenged. Even Barr Says Corrupt Pardons are Illegal

That's good. It will be interesting to see if Stone's get-out-of-jail card and Flynn's pardon are challenged, and if so, what the outcomes will be.
I believe Bill Barr has come to the realization the ride will be ending soon.
Sir_T
I don't think any challenges would be successful or even what the method of challenges would be. From what I have read from a Lawyers forum I read, The President's pardon power is pretty much regarded as absolute and there is no precedent at all for challenging them.

I know, I know I'm usually on the other side of these debates, but I really don't think there is any method of successfully challenging this pardon. Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying or mistaken. Its a done deal.

That said, the fact that he is pardoned removed the 5th amendment protection against testifying on the issue, as he can no longer incriminate himself with risk of being jailed. So if he is put under oath about his connections and work with Russia, he has to answer. That might be a method of using the Pardon to law enforcement's advantage.

And, of course, they can jail him for something else. His a** is going to be under a microscope for the rest of his life.
I wonder if he will get hit with an obstruction of justice charge for his role in presenting an altered view of Mueller's report.

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