by William Teach | July 8, 2017 7:14 am
It’s a given in anti-Trump World that he 100% colluded with Russia and Putin to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. There’s no doubt in their minds that he was involved, despite absolutely no evidence having materialized in an investigation that has gone on for over a year at this point. The media has not found anything. The government has so far found nothing. All sorts of Democrats, including some of the loudest TDS sufferers, have noted that there is no evidence. Nothing will stop those suffering from TDS, including the Washington Post’s Elizabeth Holtzman
Can President Trump pardon himself? Can he pardon his close associates and family members?
These questions have begun to simmer as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III ramps up his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in its interference with the 2016 presidential election. Mueller is also, undoubtedly, looking into whether the president obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James B. Comey. Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, is reportedly under investigation as well.
The only place they’re simmering are in the fever swamps of Liberal World, where the nutjobs are obsessed with this, rather than truly considering why it is they lost well over a 1,000 federal and state seats during Obama’s presidency, ending with the loss of the White House.
So it’s a live question: Infuriated by these investigations, will the president try to short-circuit them by pardoning himself and others caught up in the Mueller investigations? And, if he did, would those pardons be valid?
The Constitution’s pardon provision gives the president the power “to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” Some argue that because the language is broad and there is no explicit prohibition, presidents may pardon themselves.
But this is simplistic and specious. Presidential self-pardoning would violate the basic structure of our Constitution, and the whole history of the pardon power strongly weighs against the concept.
So, you can stop hyperventilating now, Leftartds. Rest easy. Trump can’t pardon himself. You can continue with your impeachment fantasies without worrying that he could be convicted of…..what? Even if he did collude, there is no law broken. There is no law against this. But, hey, that doesn’t matter in Nutter World, because of derangement.
It bears repeating that Putin interfering was more about hurting Hillary than helping Trump. No matter who the GOP candidate was, Putin was going to hurt Hillary. Even James Comey noted this. We know that Putin had a grudge against Hillary. Heck, he hated her. Obama didn’t really do anything to stop the interference. Heck, what if Obama didn’t want Hillary to win? She sure didn’t seem to want to win, what with blowing off a few states, fainting on 9/11, denigrating a large section of the American people, and so forth. Regardless, the Democrats have fallen into the trap laid by Putin by allowing themselves to become unhinged nutjobs, diving the country even more.
Nothing, though, will dissuade Leftist from their obsession with Russia.
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